My 6 year old is a boy and I've read that it takes them longer. Luckily he has cloth pull ups so I dont need to buy anything.
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I however wet the bed nightly probably until 11 or 12 and even had a couple accidents into my teen years. It was horribly embarassing but I cold not help it.
I was just a kid who slept like a rock and nothing could wake me.
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I know my almost-five son does. We have mother of eden nighttime training pants that he wears to bed, so we don't worry about it.
You should probably stop waking your kid up in the middle of the night and accept is not ready yet for this.
Kids have control over this when they can spend the night without going to to the loo. Waking them up is contrary to the objective and just disturbs everybody's sleep.
There is a lot of information about this. You can try http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/40002178/
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Steph, DH Jason (1-1-11), DS Owen (10-3-03) and DS Kai (10-13-11)
I do realize that this won't normally work for other families, but like I said, we have found that this works best for us.
Dh wet his bed until he was 13, and 8 out of 24 cousins on dh's side of the family have wet their bed till the average age of 9.
But thank you for the info....I will read it later tonight after I put the kids to sleep.
He doesn't wear a pull-up or diaper though as it's not too often and we just change the sheets and wash his jammies when it happens.
Have you considered this might be food intolerance, diary and gluten are the major culprits.
Mom to John (age 11), James (age 9) & Katherine (age 5)
My eldest dd still needs a diaper at night, and she is 6.5. Dd2 is dry most nights, but she turned 3 in July. I continued to pee while sleeping until my teens, so dd1's peeing at night isn't setting any red flags for me. We don't do any kind of waking them up at night, since that didn't work for me either (nothing did). We much prefer the stance of just accepting what is going on and knowing it will stop eventually. And man, am I thankful for goodnites!
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