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4-7 years

I've tired my hardest to stop my 4 year old daughter to stop wetting the bed, my main concern is when I go to get her out of bed in the morning the urine is warm like she had just done it, she is awake at this time so I'm not sure what to do anymore.

It is not unusual for children to wet right before they wake in the morning so the fact that her DryNite feels warm does not necessarily mean your daughter is awake when she passes urine. Have you asked her whether she is awake when she does a wee? If it is in fact deliberate there are a few things you can do to encourage her to stop. While reward systems are generally discouraged in the management of children’s bedwetting you could certainly adopt this approach to try and stop his deliberate wetting in the morning. You need to decide in advance with your daughter what type of behaviours you would like to encourage and how you will reward these. For example, you could reward her for removing her DryNites and putting them in the bin as soon as she wakes in the morning. Some children respond particularly well to reward charts that can cumulate or be “cashed-in” for a more significant reward. Remind her that you do not expect her to remain dry overnight, as nighttime wetting is something she has no control over, however it is important that she does not wee in her DryNites in the morning when she is awake. Kind Regards, Dr Cathrine