Toddler Tuesday – HELP!

6 Nov

So last night I was woken up by my 3 1/2 year old crying becuase she had wet the bed.  I got her calmed down and got her back to bed and it broke my heart. She gets so down on herself when thins happens, but it seems to be happening more and more.  Not just during the night but also in the day.  She will stand there and hold herself until you tell her to just go. What on earth has started this?  I never get angry during the night but I will give her a talk about not waiting until the last minute when it comes to daytime play.

Some can argue that the new baby coming is part of it, but I can remember this happened before we told her.  I try to get her to go to the bathroom before bed – but lets face it, it doesn’t always happen. 

What have you done to help combat this issue if you have had it happen?

 When I did some research they obvious was stated:

  • Discourage him from drinking large amounts of fluids before bed, especially caffeinated sodas. However, don’t be too rigid. If he’s genuinely thirsty, let him have a drink. – Check
  • Have him go to the bathroom right before he goes to bed. – Check
  • Wake him up to use the bathroom before you go to bed. – Check

I need help Moms!


5 Responses to “Toddler Tuesday – HELP!”

  1. Heather H (@SushiJammies) November 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Our pediatrician told us that you can’t “train” bedtime wettings and they just have to grow out of them. Our 3.5 year old is totally potty trained, but still sleeps overnight in a diaper and wakes up with it wet about once a week. That’s probably zero help, but at least you know you aren’t alone with a girl this age who can’t hold it at night.

  2. petraccarden November 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Oh man. Most of my kids have slept so heavily that they just didn’t wake up to pee. I have tried absolutely everything! For the kids that it seemed they had a little more control, keeping a chart with stickers and rewards for a certain number of dry nights helped. But Paige still wears pull-ups to bed.

  3. DragonLady November 7, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    One of mine was still having issues with this at 7 years old. The other was nearly 5 before doing away with Pullups entirely. One finally outgrew and the other was put on a hormone for a few months to kick start his (and now you know which one) body started producing the hormone that keeps you from having to pee when you are asleep. That dr said that it is a really common thing. So, yeah, I wouldn’t stress on it too much. Do the chart and rewards thing like Petra suggested. 🙂

  4. Holly (@running_baking) November 8, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    The only experience I have with bed-wetting (other than the rare accident) was my daughter. She was diagnosed with ADHD and once we got her medication going she has completely stopped wetting the bed. Who knew that it was a sign of ADHD? Now I am not saying your daughter is ADHD, but if it gets to be too much in your mind, maybe ask your doctor if could be linked to something or if there is a physical reason (small bladder, etc.)

    I’m just throwing that out there! Good luck! I know how hard it can be for you and your daughter.

  5. Mindy @Road Runner Girl November 12, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Girl I know this is frustrating. My oldest son wore a pull up to bed for the longest time after he was fully potty trained in the daytime. He eventually grew out of it and wears underwear to bed..with the occasional accident…hardly ever. My youngest son who is 5 STILL wears a pull up to bed and is wet almost every morning. The daytime is perfect…he never has an accident but nighttime is a different story. Even if he wears underwear to bed…he sleeps so deeply that he doesn’t even wake up if he wets the bed…so we don’t find out until the morning and then he has slept in the pee all night. Talking to the pediatrician she said he should grow out of it and just let him wear the pull up for now.

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