Mac, At what age can you expect your child to be dry at night?

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Mac, At what age can you expect your child to be dry at night?
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Tue, 09-27-2011 - 1:11pm

Mac

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Registered: 08-23-1999

Hello Trixie.

There is no age limit for night time,unfortunatly there are many reasons for this,anyone in the family that had trouble keeping dry at night can pass this on,heredity,you can have the doctor check her bladder size and see if it grew with her body(is it to small?),is she having dreams about water at night?

Most times,doctors do not even worry about night time untill around 8 years of age.

Is she having ANY daytime accidents?

Do you have a plastic sheet for the mattress?

After you have checked and answered these,please let us know how things went.

I will be happy to try and help.

thank you for your kind words,they mean a lot to me.

cl mac

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Hi Sara,as there is no control for night time,I think this would be just right,a big help to you when changing sheets.and will help him stay dryer.

I do not see this as being a problem with day time training at all.

Many Blessings.

clmac

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Registered: 08-02-2010

no daytime accidents. We have a sheet mattress protector another sheet and another mattress protector. This is in case of middle of night accident I just strip the sheets and I have clean sheet underneath. No dreams about water. She will wake up and tell me her goodnight is wet . Sometimes she just changes the goodnite herself and goes back to sleep. She is dry two or three nights a week.

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Registered: 08-23-1999

Hi Trixie,this sounds normal,maybe a bit of stress at daycare or a heavy sleeper where she does not feel the need to go strong enough to wake her yet.

Staying dry as she does,shows she is getting better,probably the bladder is growing enough to just about handle the amount she makes.

The layered sheeting is good,I would not worry yet about this,some people wet the bed into their adult life,some just stop in their teens.

Give her all the help and encouragement you can,this is not her fault,it is just one more thing in her life to contend with.

One thing you might help with is to let her wear underwear to bed,this will help her feel the wet as soon as she starts to pee and may be just the wake-up call she needs.

the pull-up are just to absorbant.

Wish you all the best of luck Trixie,please let us know how things go.

clmac

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Registered: 06-25-2005

I just wanted to reinforce what Mac already said.