View Full Version : My 4yr old son still peeing in the bed!
10-06-2009, 11:59 PM
I need some recommendations/ideas on what you all have tried out there to get your 4yr old to stop peeing in the bed. What I have tried, but have failed to do every night, was to make sure he pee's before he goes to bed, and not fluids just before bed time. And I believe this has worked for him when it's done. Other times, when he does pee in the bed, I cut him off during the day (playing with toys, cutting play time outside, etc). It's a hit or miss with him sometimes...
10-07-2009, 12:41 AM
It's common for young children, especially boys, to continue to wet the bed after successful potty training. The problem comes from the child not feeling the sensation of needing to pee when they are in deep sleep. It should resolve itself as he gets a little older.
At this point the best thing to do is to make sure he pees before bed and doesn't have anything to drink close to bedtime. Pull-ups are also a good idea. I think punishing him during the day is a good idea. This isn't something he's doing on purpose.
10-07-2009, 02:31 PM
My oldest was potty trained at 3.5, but not at night until 6. I just wore pullups on him at night. For some reason boys take longer to learn to stay dry at night. We used a sticker chart to encourage him to stay dry and he'd get small treats along the way. We let him sleep in underwear at night after 2 weeks of staying dry. Please don't punish your son. He isn't doing this on purpose or to spite you. His body just doesn't sense the urge to go at night, maybe he's a deep sleeper or maybe he's just not developmentally ready yet. What ever the reason, it's not something that should be considered "bad" or "wrong". You could damage his selfesteem by punishing him for something out of his control. I would applaud the positive and just ignore the negative.
10-09-2009, 09:54 AM
Some kids just take longer! My son is 7 and still wets the bed and poops in his pants, sometimes. The important thing is to never, ever make him feel ashamed. Make sure that there is nothing medically wrong (my son is ADHD) and them let him progress naturally.
01-04-2010, 05:19 PM
don't stress it because he may still do it till hes 11 but it vary common. and DO NOT punish him for peeing the bed or you'll make him feel bad
05-11-2010, 11:29 PM
I am sorry to hear that your 4 year old is going through this. I know it must not be fun for you or your child..
But I want you to be open minded and hear me out on this one--
There is more than a chance that your child has a pinched nerve in the lower back that is causing these problems. I am a Chiropractic Assistant and have worked for numerous Chiropractors for years. It works! My daughters love getting their (pain free, side effect free) adjustments. In fact, chiropractic got rid of my daughters ezcema that was on her face. It gets rid of their ear infections and even constipation.
Remember-its not just you that goes through a tremendous time delivering a baby. It is difficult for them as well. All that twisting and pulling on their necks to come out of the birth canal!! That alone causes the ear infections, etc.. Same goes for bed wetting.
I hope this helps you, as it has helped people all over the world since 1895! Chiropractic is all natural! Good luck mom! :)
06-16-2010, 10:37 AM
My almost 5 year old is still wearing Goodnites pull ups to bed. It is not uncommon for night training to come later. I opted to treat it as it was no big deal. My 7 year old only stopped wearing pull ups last year and even now has an occasional accident. We change the sheets together and go on about the day. I don't think it's something they do on purpose. They just don't get the sensation they have to go when they are asleep.
I hope you find a solution. :)
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