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My DS who will be 6 in August, still has to wear a diaper to bed. And recently he has had a few more accidents during the day when he was previously dry. We took him to the dr. to make sure everything was okay. He's healthy, just has to go very often and according to the dr will probably wet the bed for awhile longer. (His uncle had a bedwetting problem till he was 10... evidently this is a genetic thing.) Anyway, I was surfing the web today and found bedwetting tablets. <a href="http://www.birthwithlove.com/categories/itempage.asp?pagenum=1&Manuid=&Subcat=02BB&catid=05AA&prodid=Bedwetting+Tablets" target="_blank">http://www.birthwithlove.com/categor...etting+Tablets</a> Does anyone know anything about these? Are they safe? Do they work? Have you used them with your child?
 

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We have not used the bed wetting ones but have had great success w/ Hylands teething tablets and earache ones so I would say give them a try. I am not an MD but my understanding is that all the Hyland products are completely safe.
 

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have you read brazelton on toileting? he says that 5 y.o. BOYS bedwetting is not a problem yet. agreeing with your doctor. anyway i found his suggestions on this topic very compassionate.
 

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Thanks. I may try those tablets. It's to the point that diapers don't even keep him dry at night.<br><br>
No, I haven't read Brazelton. I'll check it out. Our dr. just said we should give him more time and try to strengthen his urinary muscles (have him stop peeing midstream). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Does he drink alot of milk? I noticed a correlation between dairy products and bladder control with my ds. If he has ice cream or milk at dinner he is always soaked the next morning.
 

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Bedwetting is normal at this stage. I also believe that it is genetic. Ds got his good looks and thick head of hair from daddy. From me he got bedwetting and temper tantrums. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Let us know how the bedwetting pills work though! I'd love if we could find something to help! We bought a bedwetting alarm, but at this moment Ds is unwilling to use it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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Interesting, I've never heard of dairy products causing bedwetting. We do limit the kids dairy intake since I am VERY lactose intollerant. So he doesn't drink milk alot. (We think he may be borderline lactose intollerant.) So usually he only has 1 glass of milk at lunch and maybe a glass with dinner.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Interesting, I've never heard of dairy products causing bedwetting. We do limit the kids dairy intake since I am VERY lactose intollerant. So he doesn't drink milk alot. (We think he may be borderline lactose intollerant.) So usually he only has 1 glass of milk at lunch and maybe a glass with dinner.</div>
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I've never heard of it either, I guess this is anecdotal evidence, lol.<br>
I had him dairy free for several weeks and he was dry the entire time. Although he now eats cheese occasionally and ice cream, and sometimes chocolate milk, there are days when he has no dairy at all (I keep track because he gets a calcium supplement on those days) and I can bet that he'll be dry the next morning when he wakes up.<br>
He is in pullups and sometimes he soaks right through them.
 

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I have actually heard of a correllation between milk and bedwetting, but I don't recall what. Seems odd to me, but I do recall reading about it somewhere.<br><br>
DS wet the bed until his 5th birthday, then just stopped. He's had a few accidents since then - primarily on vacations. My brother and I were both late bedwetters, so I guess he got it from me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
We never tried the tablets, although I considered it. I imagine it couldn't hurt. If it had gone on longer, we may have tried them, as well as other options. Good luck.
 

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Hi there,<br>
Hope this isn't hijacking...but what do you use at night for older bedwetters? My dd is five, and we moved into "big kid" night-time pull-ups ('sposies) ages ago...but she soaks those even sometimes! We always used cloth until she potty trained - and I'd love to get rid of the 'sposies, but I'm not sure what would contain all that pee! Suggestions?<br>
Thanks!
 

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We wake up our almost 6 yo at 11 or 12 pm every night to use the toilet. He goes right back to sleep and wakes up dry.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Our almost 7 year old majorly wets during the night. We use Goodnites; don't use a generic brand, it doesn't work nearly as well. We tried cloth, but for him it felt like he was wearing a diaper...<br><br>
Waking some kids up doesn't work at all...
 

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There really isn't anything that will really keep him dry some nights.... unless I wake up and tell him to go the bathroom....
 

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I wake up every night and take my 6yr dd to the bathroom around 2am. I tried those Hyland pills but no luck. I did resort to the nasal medicine for a slumber party. I agree go for the Goodnites! not just pull-ups.<br><br>
Interesting about the dairy. dd doesn't have much at home but usually buys a milk at school for lunch. Just recently dd said not to worry about lunch $ as she wasn't buying milk any more. I've been really busy lately and haven't always gotten awake in the middle of the night yet dd wakes dry. She's also had a stomach bug and isn't eating as much so who knows if this "dry spell" will last.
 

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Yeah...Goodnights - that's what we do use, not regular pull-ups. But they're expensive and just added trash. Nobody's found a great cloth alternative, huh?<br><br>
We've also tried waking our dd, but she just sleeps sooooo soundly, it's almost impossible! Of course, it's been a while - maybe we'll have to try again. I thought for sure her 3-y.o. sis staying dry every night would be motivation...but I think it's beyond that!
 

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Any food allergy can cause frequent urination. In a young child, frequent urination can easily lead to bed wetting. Dairy has already been mentioned as a possible culprit- food dyes have this affect on some children as well.<br><br>
I would suggest keeping a food diary for a week or two, and see if you can find a link between his diet and the bedwetting. And don't forget that non-food items can affect the body similarly- such as purfumes, room "fresheners", scented laundry detergents, etc.
 

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I use cloth for my 5.5 year old- pretty much anything absorbant (prefitted + doublers, fitted + doublers, doublers + folded prefold, ...) under an industrial strength wool cover<br><br>
She seems to be outgrowing everything, and I'd hate to spend more $ on diapers at this point!<br><br>
We tried the tablets. They may have helped? She was doing well, but now she's regressed (and stopped the tablets). I'm going to put her back on them and look for improvement.<br><br>
She doesn't eat dairy, for the most part.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi there,<br>
Hope this isn't hijacking...but what do you use at night for older bedwetters? ... We always used cloth until she potty trained - and I'd love to get rid of the 'sposies, but I'm not sure what would contain all that pee! Suggestions?<br>
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<a href="http://www.diaperware.com/productpage/happyheiny.htm#train" target="_blank">http://www.diaperware.com/productpag...einy.htm#train</a><br><br>
We have these and while we still get a leak every once in a while, they are the best thing we've found so far. I'd imagine having them wear some wool longies over them, would cut down on any wetness getting on the sheets.<br><br>
I also know that felted wool blankets are great to put underneath your kiddo. Just buy old army wool blankets at the thrift store and wash them on hot a few times. You don't even need to lanolize them and can machine wash them, since you want them to be felted anyway.<br><br>
HTH
 

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When should you consider trying to night train? DS is such a sound sleeper and always wakes up with a soaked diaper (we use Fuzzi Bunz). He is such a sound sleeper that there's no getting him up at night, we've tried. We co-sleep so I hate for him not to have a diaper, otherwise everyone's wet. He doesn't mind wearing a diaper, but eventually he's going to outgrow them. Does Fuzzi Bunz come in larger sizes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">: (he wears a large with some room to grow since he's tall and skinny).
 
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