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“I love your site. I would love to anonymously ask a question. My 5 1/2 year old still has bed wetting issues, we have tried not letting him have anything to drink atleast 1 1/2 hrs before bed, going to the toilet before bed but he still wets, we have tried getting him up through the night to go to the toilet but he won’t wake up enough to go. We have been told by paediatrician’s that until they are 7 and still wetting that they are not concerned. I am concerned and wondering if anyone has any tips. Thanks guys” Do you have any advice for a 5 year old wetting the bed?

Posted by anon, 04/05/13

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  • Not sure on how to stop it aside from making sure they go right before bed and no fluids 1 hr before bed..


  • Pull ups are good for night time and it helps save you a lot of washing. My brother wet his bed until he was 13 and it was a really embarrassing time for him. it turned out that a receptor in his brain didn’t acknowledge when he needed to go and his body wouldn’t wake up like a normal person would, therefore he just wet the bed. my mum used to always think it was because he was lazy, but it was actually a psychological issue. He eventually adjusted and his body grow out of it, but it did take a long time. Hope it goes well for you.


  • I hope it has improved for you.


  • I hope you got some help and this has slowed down


  • There is some great ideas below, but we used a mattress protector and made sure he didn’t have very much to drink before bed. I hope everything worked out for you.


  • Has the bed wetting improved?


  • how is he going now?


  • The Pull Ups might be your best option to help at this stage


  • Has any of the advice below helped?


  • How is he going now?


  • Hoping you have had some improvement, although sometimes I think they just have to grow out of it.


  • Some good advice below – hope it has helped.


  • How is your 5 year old going now?


  • Just keep doing what you’re doing. It will stop by itself eventually, they just haven’t yet developed self control in their sleep. Go to the toilet before bed, don’t drink too much in the evening and wear a night nappy. It will fix itself.


  • Dont make a fuss about it the longer you do the longer he will wet his bed and just get dry nites


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