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Three ideas (one you might not like, but if it works...): Make sure he goes to the bathroom just before bed. Did wonders for our daughter. Try some higher-absorbency pullups. Since he's almost 6, maybe move to GoodNights or something similar for older kids with bladder control issues. You might just be overloading the capacity of the diaper. If you can ...


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Well, urine has 2 characteristics to consider: Presence of bacteria Acidity For a long time the concept of urine being sterile in non-sick individuals has been well-known. Recent research indicates that that may not be the case. However, if you're sick, you won't make yourself more sick by being exposed to yourself. So, if things are cleaned up in a ...


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This is very common. Make sure drinks are done an hour before bedtime and the toilet gets used every night, last thing. Get a waterproof mattress pad and extra sheets, and change them when you need to. It's important that you don't dump a bucket of shame on the kid. She's not doing it on purpose. Try to laugh. This to shall pass.


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My younger son struggled with night-time wetting until he was 14. In his younger years, we weren't too worried about it; I had several friends who assured me he would grow out of it. He was a VERY heavy sleeper, and even if I went in to wake him for a bathroom break in the middle of the night, he didn't really wake up. I actually stopped doing that after I ...


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To @Valkyrie's excellent suggestions, I would add that mastering toileting is your child's "job," and at this age you might consider making him part of the clean-up process. If the sheets are wet in the morning, he has to help pull them, he helps wash them, he helps put them back on the bed. By making him responsible for these daytime activities, he may ...


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From the same article posted in the question, the symptoms section identifies when to consult a doctor: When to see a doctor Most children outgrow bed-wetting on their own — but some need a little help. In other cases, bed-wetting may be a sign of an underlying condition that needs medical attention. Consult your child's doctor if: Your ...


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At the request of the OP I have added this as an answer and deleted the comment. I would like offer an alternative to the maxi pad suggestion: try wool long underwear. I have a heavy wetter (not toilet trained yet, but still...) and I had the same laundry issue as you. And it isn't easy changing crib sheets either, so I feel your pain. Anyway, you can find ...



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