Bed Wetting-Help in a Flash

7 Feb

A pair cold of feet climb into bed with you.

(Why does it feel like your kids are nothing but cold feet when they are in bed with you at midnight?)

“What happened bud?”

“I tee-teed in the bed (again).”

He wet the bed...again!

You have ?’s:

  • Am I doing everything I can to help?
  • Is he/she going to be scarred for life?
  • Is it ever going to stop?

What causes bed-wetting?

We don’t know for sure but I have thoughts:

  • Small bladder size-often these kids are the kids who can’t go very long without peeing during the day
  • Fast bladder constriction-often these kids have to go as soon as they feel the need (even during the day)
  • Deep sleepers-many of these children don’t even wake up when they pee

You can “blame yourself”…there’s often a parent or other family member that wet the bed until late.

Bed wetting is common (although no one talks about it):

  • 5 yrs: 15%
  • 7 yrs: 10%
  • 10 yrs: 5%

What do you do?

  1. Be patient.  Reward dry nights.  Avoid punishment.
  2. Stop fluids 2 hours before bedtime.
  3. Have children pee before bedtime and again after bedtime routine.
  4. Wake child up before you go to bed to go again.

3 Responses to “Bed Wetting-Help in a Flash”

  1. Alison February 8, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    So do they eventually outgrow this? My 6 year old still soaks his bed even through a pull-up EVERY night! We obviously want him to sleep all night and be sound asleep, but we would also like to not have to wash sheets everyday:) My 3 year old has never worn a pull-up and never wets the bed!
    Will I see the light at the end of the tunnel soon:??

    • jrsmith120880 February 10, 2014 at 8:15 am #

      Yes, they eventually outgrow but it can be very frustrating in the mean time. The experts do recommend taking them out of pull-ups but I also understand the practical aspects of having to get up and change the sheets every night if they aren’t ready yet. It’s very tough!

  2. mrprewitt February 11, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    Reblogged this on Bustamante.Pediatrics.Blog and commented:
    We know bedwetting can be a difficult subject to address and handle with your children, and we hope that this information can be helpful to you and your family.

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