My Son is 4 1/2 yrs old and wets the nappy every night how do we go about getting him through the night dry. he is to big for nappies. The last we tried he was to small for dry nights. Should he be at the age now for not wetting the bed. he is an April baby and he id not going to school next year This is our only child Thanks getting know where with this we can wake him up but his whole body shakes is this a good idea We know that we can go 3 hours in the day with sleeping during the day we goes we he is busting and full we drinks alot but its over the whole day 1 1/2 litres a day Hope you can help
firstly let me reassure you that this is perfectly normal behaviour with at least 1 in 5 children your son’s age still wetting the bed at night on a regular basis. This is much more common in boys than girls, as boys’ bodies tend to take a little longer to mature than girls. I would avoid waking him at night – this only results in a disrupted night sleep and in the majority of cases does not result in the child learning to wake on their own and go to the toilet. Encourage him to continue drinking throughout the day (tapering off at night) as this helps the bladder get used to holding larger quantities of urine. Limit the number of sweetened and caffeinated drinks as this can stimulate his kidneys to produce larger quantities of urine placing additional strain on his bladder. Absorbent pants at night are a perfect way to manage children’s bedwetting, if you have not already done so I would recommend requesting a sample off the DryNites website to check for fit. I would recommend holding off on any form of treatment at this early stage however if it becomes an issue for either you or him then it’s time to schedule an appointment with your GP. Your doctor will be able to rule out any possible medical cause for his bedwetting (this is rarely the case) and can discuss treatment options.