Our 7yo DD still wets the bed every night. A couple months ago we went back to diapers, because goodnites were leaking too often - and what's the point of them if you still have to wash the sheets? She didn't really like it at first, but doesn't mind now since she realized that waking up in a dry bed is much better than waking up in a leaking pull-up.
Is anyone else still putting a diaper on their older child?
Nope. My oldest finally stopped wetting the bed a few years ago. I had to put him in adult diapers because nothing else fit him. And as long as I limit drinks and remind him to use the bathroom he has no accidents.
My 7yo dd does. We've tried a variety of things: urologist with meds, chiropractor, bed alarm. Nothing has worked. I'm not stressing anymore. There is bedwetting issues on both sides so that is likely the cause. She's a heavy sleeper. My 4yo has been day and night trained for a long while.
Actually with my son it didn't make a difference if he drank water or not before bed. What DID make him stop peeing was cutting out any caffeinated drinks after a certain time of day. No one wants to admit they give their kids soda but if you do try doing that.
sounds like a medical issue that her doctor is ignoring. sorry but its not normal for a 7 year old to pee the bed every night. cut off drinks and food by a certain time at night. if you have to, wake her up every few hours to go pee. shes going to be made fun of by her friends.
by Anonymous 8
November 23, 2013 at 9:51 PM
It can be normal. My BIL wet the bed until he was 12. Nothing wrong, his bladder hasn't matured yet.
No sorry :( have you talked to your pediatrician. Def not normal at that age.
by Anonymous 9
November 23, 2013 at 9:52 PM
My 10 yr old is. In fact, he just got out of them 24/7 about 6 months ago
Actually it can be normal at that age. I would take her to the ped, just to make sure nothing medical is wrong. Our brain has a hormone, kinda like a switch that gets turned on at a certain age. You know how as adults we wake up from deep sleep because our brain tells us that our bladder needs to be emptied? Well in children that Hormone or switch turns on at different times. My son stopped wetting when he was 9. My youngest son never wet the bed from the moment he was potty trained at 2. I suggest you talk to your child and ask her to pay very close attention to her body signals, she just might be missing it. Don't ever shame her (I'm sure you don't) and be patient..
We don't shame her - the diapers are just the easiest solution to the laundry problem, and she agrees with that. Her doctor has said it's most likely a hormone thing, and will just take time.