Dry at night - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 07-26-2012, 09:44 AM - Thread Starter
dejagerw's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I know mainstream convention is that young children aren't capable of using the potty, and I understand now how children are born not wanting to soil themselves. However what about nighttime dryness? I know that mainstream convention is that bedwetting until ages 6-7 is still not a cause for concern, but what do you think? Has anyone had a child that was EC'd that still had nighttime bedwetting issues? Or is that only a problem for kids that grew up denying their cues.

dejagerw is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 6 Old 07-27-2012, 05:12 AM
eirual's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: GTA, Canada
Posts: 4,432
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)

DS was EC'ed and night time wetting has never been an issue. ...I can't recall changing bed sheets because of an accident ever (misses in the early years perhaps, but never since he's been in his own bed, which happened around 3 y.o.)


I don't know much about the issue, but my experience has been that kids rarely eliminate when they're sleeping. I'm sure there are various reasons for bedwetting though, one of which I know can be food allergies. I wouldn't consider it to be "normal" though. IMO, it would be a flag that there's other stuff (allergies, anxiety?) going on.

Laurie, wife to
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DH (Aug/04), mom to
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DS1 (Nov/05),
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DS2 (June/12),
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DD (May/15). 
eirual is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 07-27-2012, 06:39 AM
Daffodil's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Vermont
Posts: 3,611
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)

DD was dry at night from about 7 months on.  She didn't pee in her sleep, even at that age.  But DS, who was also EC'd, still occasionally pees in his sleep at 6 1/2 (years, not months.)  He has always clearly had some physical issue that DD didn't have.  Whether it's "normal" or not, I don't know, but he seems healthy otherwise, and he's gradually been growing out of it.  He peed more often than DD as a baby and toddler and would often wet his pants soon after being taken to the bathroom.  He often peed in his sleep.  He still would often pee a little in his underpants as a 2-4 year old (not usually a big accident, just a wet spot) and at that age he would have wet the bed almost every night if I hadn't taken him to the bathroom to pee one last time after he'd been asleep for a hour or so.  By the time he was 5, daytime accidents had mostly stopped and by the time he was 5 1/2, nighttime accidents had mostly stopped. 

Daffodil is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 07-27-2012, 03:44 PM
seraf's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: in transition in ohio
Posts: 4,978
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My ECed kids have all been night dry by age 2, but my oldest son wet the bed when he or I ate wheat. All the boys in my extended family wet the bed until they were teens, so I wondered if they would have been dry at night had they avoided wheat also.  He outgrew that around age 6.


My second and third were dry before a year and the baby still wets.

carrot.gifbroc1.gifbanana.gifbanana.gif 10, 8, 1 & 1
seraf is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 07-29-2012, 03:14 PM
contactmaya's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,478
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 123 Post(s)

My 6mth old, ec'd from birth has been diaper free and dry at night most nights for a couple of mths now. My almost 7yr old was dry at 10mths, even tho i started ec at only 9mths.  My 4yo, ec'd frpm 2mths, was dry at night but less consistently that my current baby, and had more accidents even as he got older compared to my 7yo. Recently, he's started peeing at night sometimes!! Cant figure out why, does he want to be a baby again? Acting out because of a new baby? Or, is he falling into too deep a sleep?


Anyway, all different

contactmaya is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 07-29-2012, 07:28 PM
blackbird2's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 203
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My DS (now 4) was consistently dry at night between 1.5 and 2 yrs.  (I remember because we visited relatives around then and were discussing how to handle the risk of accidents in other folks' beds).  He's had maybe 2 or 3 accidents at night since then?  Generally stress-related, as far as I can tell.


My DD is 10 months and pees 3+ times a night.

blackbird2 is offline  

Elimination Communication

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 15,606

64 members and 15,542 guests
a-sorta-fairytale , agentofchaos , AMG , averysmomma05 , bananabee , Biscuits & Gravy , coconotcoco , DahliaRW , Dakotacakes , Deborah , Dovenoir , easydoesit , emmy526 , girlspn , happy-mama , happymamasallie , Iron Princess , Janeen0225 , Jazzy8000 , Jennifer Jenkins , joycef , Judy Arnall , kathymuggle , kiachu , Kimberly Sue Carroll , Letitia , lilmissgiggles , lisak1234 , mama24-7 , mamadee17 , manyhatsmom , meghanmetz , Michele123 , mintapatalk , Mirzam , Moda Ani , mundivagant , Mylie , MylittleTiger , NaturallyKait , newmamalizzy , oaksie68 , philomom , pokeyac , redsally , RollerCoasterMama , rubelin , shantimama , Shmootzi , siennaflower , Smella , t2009 , tifga , verticalscope , zebra15 , zoeyzoo
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.