Bet wetting is a common issue from the minute kids start toilet training, sometimes right up until they are eight or even nine. And while dealing with it is as individual as the child, knowing that your little one is not alone can make it less stressful.
We asked MummyPages Mums what they did to make the process a lot easier, and this is what you said:
1. Sarah McDonald: “My 3.5 yr old, completely trained during day for 11 months, still wet most nights, have reduced fluids in the evenings, lift him prior to me going to bed. Can be dry for a few nights, then wet again.”
2. Tina Byrne: "My oldest son is six now and still wets the bed. I got him medically checked but there’s nothing physically wrong with him. The doctor advised me that the best thing to do is lift him up to the toilet when I’m going to bed and obviously not too many drinks in the evening before bed.”
3. Helen Ramsden: “My daughter was never dry at night. We did lifting and restricted fluid intake etc. but nothing worked - she could wet up to three times in the night. However, a year ago when she was six, I was recommended to try a bed wetting alarm. It is a wireless alarm that is linked to a small sensor attached to special cotton pants. Within a few days my daughter only started to wet once the alarm woke her up and she got up turned it off and went to the toilet. On day six she was dry. The alarm stimulates the part of the brain that tells them they need to go to the toilet and it really does work.
4. Mary Mulligan: “We did exactly the same thing, lifting him to the toilet when we went to bed. He was practically asleep going to the toilet. We then stopped doing that as when he had the urge to go he would wet the bed because he wasn’t used to walking to the toilet at night time. We just made a point of going before bed and leaving the light on in the toilet for him in case he needed it in the night. No more accidents because he knows when to get out of bed and go to the toilet.”
5. Sophie Leach-Marshall: “Don’t get angry at them for having an accident, be understanding and loving, give them extra hugs, and if it doesn’t resolve or ease off then maybe speak to the GP about it to see if they can help.
6. Hayley Leng: “Wee before bed, then lifted [our son] out of bed again for another before we went to bed. He more or less stayed asleep but always went, was actually dry during the night before he stopped having the odd accident during the day! We also limited drinks after tea time by offering water rather than juice which he would guzzle given the chance.”
7. Lizzie Davidson: “Wee before getting in to bed and no drinks after tea. Bed mat under his bed sheet just incase.”