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How to potty train my 7-year-old son?

By age 7, the social ramifications of wearing a diaper are huge. This isn't the sort of thing the other kids at his school haven't noticed. If he hasn't started using the toilet after a couple of ...
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6-year-old bed wetting

Bed wetting, even at 7 years old, is common. About 1 in 40 children at that age wet the bed. Children usually grow out of it. Stop waking her in the night. That doesn't help. Make sure she is ...
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What approaches can I use with an 9-year-old who bed-wets and is a heavy sleeper?

We had a similar situation. We survived. Most nights are dry now. Let me get the bad news out first: There are a few children that will be bed-wetting until their teens. A few. Very, very few. We ...
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6-year-old bed wetting

My wife is the school nurse at an outdoor school (sixth grade camp) and this problem is very common among the sixth graders (10-11 year olds) she sees. They've developed procedures so these kids can ...
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How to deal with a bedwetting 13-year-old?

If there's no medical reason for the bed wetting I would persist with an alarm style system to wake the child up when they begin to wet the bed. I had the same problem for many years (into my early ...
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My 4-year-old is wetting the bed a year after finishing potty training

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 ...
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What to do about a 6 year old who knows when to go to the bathroom but still doesn't?

It sounds to me like she is exercising the limited control she has. Granted, other things may be going on here. The ability to interrupt play, for instance, is a different skill from the ability to ...
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My 8-year-old son is still soiling and wetting himself. Please help!

Have you considered looking into seeing a gastroenterologist? Back before I was diagnosed with Chron's/UC there would be times that I would just be unable to control my bladder. I was able to tell ...
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How to make my 7-year-old daughter stop wetting her pants?

I am going to copy one thing of what Ben said, but specifically leave everything else out. Start making her go to the bathroom every couple of hours. She has to physically go to the bathroom and ...
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What to do about a 4-year-old who has reverted to peeing in her pants and wearing diapers?

Ask yourself what need your child is satisfying by this behavior, and then see if you can find a way to meet the same demands in a way that is more compatible with your needs to not do an excessive ...
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How can we help my 7-year-old brother stop wetting the bed?

It's good you are looking out for your brother! Hey, tell him don't worry about it... he'll grow out of it someday. Lots of kids do that, and boys are notorious. So, don't worry about, just put some ...
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6-year-old bed wetting

My son was a bed wetter until he was 8 and his father and I split. I mean it stopped as soon as he left. Maybe stress?
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How does food influence production of urine during the night?

About one in forty children aged 7 will wet the bed at night. This website gives some information about bedwetting, including information about treatments. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Bedwetting/...
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6-year-old bed wetting

It really should pass, however I know that the addition of shame can prolong and even make the issue worse. Waking her up with break up her sleep and make her more tired. My experience is that ...
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How handle a 5 year old who delays going to the toilet and soils his pants?

We were starting to see delay toilet use, so we introduced specific times of the day our son has to try regardless if he feels like it. Once in the morning as before going downstairs and starting the ...
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Why does my 10-year-old still urinate in bed?

I think some kids just have more difficulty. I have three brothers and one of them wasn't completely accident-free until he was thirteen. Another was dry by the age of seven. My son was about nine ...
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My 8-year-old son is still soiling and wetting himself. Please help!

There are a lot of resources I am finding that list bedwetting and daytime urinary incontinence as a symptom of constipation. I would request an x-ray from your urologist to see if his constipation is ...
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How to teach a potty trained 2-year-old, who pees every 20-30 minutes, to ask to go early enough?

There are at least three main factors at work here but first, I would (personally) reframe your Title Question as: "Two Year old, potty trained or not, pees every 20-30 minutes." That's probably the ...
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How to make my 7-year-old daughter stop wetting her pants?

Did you know constipation can cause wetting, also, make sure she doesn't have a urinary tract infection due to wiping inproperly.
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My 8-year-old son is still soiling and wetting himself. Please help!

My family is going through a lot of the same issues you are. Our 7 yr old son has a bowel obstruction that has made it impossible for him to know when he has to poo, so he goes through a dozen diapers ...
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How to potty train my 7-year-old son?

When my son was in diapers too old, I solved my son's resistance by using diapers a size smaller each day, and told him he was suddenly outgrowing them. Yes, this meant intensive potty training when ...
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Why does my 10-year-old still urinate in bed?

Bed wetting can be a sign of an underlying disease like Diabetes. It can also be due to a bladder problem or something genetic. I'd advise you to see a doctor.
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Why does my 10-year-old still urinate in bed?

So there is a mix of things that can be done and things that are going on. Older children can sometimes bedwet through trauma that's happened to them, for which they will require some therapy to get ...
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Why does my 10-year-old still urinate in bed?

Some kids just don't realise it when they pee in their sleep. In addition to the plastic sheet, you could stop water intake about an hour or two before bedtime(only IF possible) and insist on a visit ...
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What are some techniques to avoid wet pants in a 2.5-year-old?

He knows how to call for the potty. At this age, you might need to be more proactive then that. Send him to the bathroom every few hours, instead of waiting for him to tell you he has to go.
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My 4-year-old is wetting the bed a year after finishing potty training

I read a very interesting article on this topic a while back, unfortunately I haven't been able to locate a link. The thrust of it was that this kind of regression is very common, but it also offered ...
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