I have one child who wet until hormones kicked in at around age 9 or so. This child wet just about every night for years and rarely woke in the middle of the night. I saw no point in dragging my child out of bed to potty after I tried it a few times around 11 before I went to bed and my child then went potty but was still soaking wet by morning. Yes, it can be frustrating for you, but how much more so for your child who by now is probably aware that most kids her age don't wet the bed. No child enjoys waking up wet and cold and smelly and it is worse if they have siblings who happen to notice. I didn't make my child wear pull ups after a certain age, I used bed pads and easily washed bedding and washed every day. If we travelled anywhere and didn't want to risk embarrassment, I took a suggestion I read about having a child use the pads made for adult incontinence as they are less embarrassing for an older child than what looks like a diaper. I knew a woman who had many children and most of them were bedwetters so it made me thankful that I was only changing one bed each morning, not five or six.
post #21 of 31
11/29/08 at 10:22am