how can I get my 4 year old to stop wetting the bed at nighttime? She goes before she gets in bed and she still wets ghe bed. Any solutions as to why this is happening and how to stop it from happening?

January 15, 2013 5:28:16 PM

how can I get my 4 year old to stop wetting the bed at nighttime? She goes before she gets in bed and she still wets ghe bed. Any solutions as to why this is happening and how to stop it from happening?

Christy B. answers:

At age four, it is actually not uncommon for a child that age to wet the bed as their bladders haven't fully matured. Most doctors may not be concerned until the age of six. Still, there may be other factors that contribute to the bedwetting such as the types of drinks she is having at night. Drinks such as soda and juices may be stimulating the bladder so cutting back on that may help. A consistant bedtime routine where drinks are limited two hours before with plenty of bathroom breaks in that time span could also cause her to wet less. A good substitute if she's thirsty before bedtime are ice chips as that will not fill up the bladder as much. Regular checkups with her pediatrician are still a good idea while making sure to keep up to date on her progress. While she is going through this, protection such as GoodNites® Underwear or using GoodNites® Bed Mats can give you peace of mind as she's going through this and hopefully cease with the wetting in the near future.

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