My child wets the bed at night, how should i get rid of this problem?

India
April 4, 2007 12:57am CST
I never try any medicines to cure this. Sometimes i take her to the bathroom at night while sleeping but then also she do it after some hours.
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• United States
4 Apr 07
How old is she? I would recommend stopping all drinks at least 3 hours before bedtime. Have her go right before bed. There shouldn't be any liquid left after that.
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
4 Apr 07
this worked for my friends daughter...take away all dairy products for 2 weeks and see if this helps..you can buy soy milk and soy cheese...she was allergic to the milk within 2 weeks she was dry every night
• United States
4 Apr 07
Im not a dr but I am a mom of 4 children and the best advice given to me is to simply allow no drinks ater dinner and make sure she is in bed after 2 to 3 hours of dinner. This has wprked very well for us and no meds involved.
@MrsAdvice (623)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I also used to wet the bed, I think I was 10 - 12 before I stopped. I did not do it out of laziness, I was a very deep sleeper. I was punished, spanked, yelled at, and so on, and nothing worked because it was not something I could help. I remember one time I was on the toilet in the middle of the night and I said, "I'd better make sure I'm really awake so I don't pee the bed." so I pinched myself, I felt it, and it hurt, so I let her rip, and then, ooops, realized I was still in my bed. My dreams were that real. I often thought things I dreamt had really happened. The toilet was under me in my dream as real as real could be. Just know that your child is not doing this on purpose. Don't make a huge issue of it. Don't punish or blame her. Plastic sheets and pull-ups would solve the problem. Your child will eventually outgrow this on her own.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
4 Apr 07
well, how old is your child? if she or he is still very young, putting pull up on for the night might help. and keep doing it is you are, they will learn to go by them selves. also, before putting them to be, 30 minutes before, dont let them drink too much. this will help them with wanting to go so much. i hope this helps
@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
4 Apr 07
Your child may be a deep sleeper. My daughter was like this when she was very young. I am sure there is no medical problem that will cure this, no medicines. First of all you want to prevent any damage to the bed, so you might want to consider getting a plastic mattress pad for the time being. This will keep the mattress from soaking through from urine. Also, since your child is having problems with bed wetting, training pants may be in order. They are like underwear and are also called "pull-ups". Try not to give any fluids a couple hours before bed. Always make sure you take her to the bathroom before bedtime and possibly set your alarm clock for when you think the most problematic hour is. That is all you can do for now. Good luck!