Like I said my daughter has been toilet trained since she was two years of age with the rareity of a wet bed.But lately she is wetting it every night and its not just a little it is soaking through a bed mat,sheet,plastic matress protector onto her matress. Its very frustrating, she isnt fazed by it at all. She drinks around 6 glasses of water a day with one cup of milk at night. She frequently goes too the toilet of a day at least once and hour saying that she is busting..
Hi R.W. – your daughter is experiencing secondary nocturnal enuresis, this is where children have been dry for an extended period (usually 6 months or more) then begin wetting the bed again. Causes of secondary bedwetting tend to be grouped under two main headings – medical/physical and psychological. Given the frequency in which she needs to empty her bladder during the day and the amount of urine she is passing at night I would recommend that you first have her checked by your GP so that she/he can run some test to see if there is a medical cause to her wetting. Medical causes can include small bladder capacity (although it is unlikely that she would have ever been dry at night if this was a cause), urinary tract infection or juvenile diabetes – so it is essential that you have this ruled out first before considering standard treatment options. It is fine for her to continue drinking water throughout the day, in fact this is recommended, I would however think about giving her the milk a little earlier in the day and only drinking water in the evenings as dairy has been linked with higher rates of bedwetting among a minority of children. All the best!