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My twin girls are 4. One has been dry for over 6 months the other wants to be but after weeks of wet sheets she is not improving. Do we persevere or stop and try again at a later date? We are expecting another child in 5 months and would really like to only be buying one lot of nappies!
I can understand how hard it is for your daughter seeing her twin sister become dry, but it is important to reassure her that bedwetting is a natural stage of a child’s development and different children become dry at different times. About 1 in 4 children of your daughter's age are not yet dry at night.
As you suggest, it might be worth taking the focus away from the bedwetting for a bit. A bath before bedtime is great for playing and having fun, but it’s also an ideal way to start winding down and an opportunity to share the day. Reading a story, singing songs , or having a cuddle before bedtime are also ideal for taking the attention away from bedwetting.
As you wait for her to become dry, many parents find it beneficial to use DryNites® Pyjama Pants to relieve the stress that can occur if accidents do happen at night.
Also available are the DryNites Bed Mats, which offer great overnight protection against any little accidents while also allowing the child a "step-up" from Pyjama Pants.
Once life has settled with your new baby you might want to try again - perhaps with just the DryNites Bed Mats. But I wouldn't worry at this stage.
Girls bedwetting 4 - 7
Answered 3 months ago
My daughter is 5 dry in day but wets on a night so much that the Huggies Pull-Ups I am using are leaking so she soaking in a morning, she stops drinking around 6pm goes to bed at 8pm what can I do
Thanks for getting in touch with me.
Firstly, be reassured that children vary at the age at which they become dry at night – and there are many children, like your daughter, who haven’t yet acquired that skill ( the figure is about 1 in 4). Night-time dryness usually follows becoming dry during the day – so your daughter is following the usual pattern.
Also reassure your daughter that becoming dry at night isn’t something that she can consciously control – but you can help her by giving her consistent levels of water-based drinks throughout the day ( about 6 glasses is average ). You could also reward her for things that are within her control, such as going to the toilet before bed without prompting, or drinking good levels of fluid during the day.
Pull-Ups aren’t designed to absorb a big leak as they’re potty training pants-so they let the child know when they’re damp. Many parents and their children find it beneficial to use DryNites® Pyjama Pants to reduce the anxiety and stress that can occur from repeated waking in the morning with wet pyjamas and sheets. DryNites are not designed to cure your child’s bedwetting but DryNites pants will help both of you to manage this stage with discretion and confidence. I would advise you to use these instead.
Bedtime and the actual lead-up itself can be a stressful time for children if they wet the bed. Creating a happy and calm routine takes away some of the worry and makes bedtime more enjoyable. A bedtime story and a chat and cuddle before going to sleep are all good ways to help you both relax. It’s important to reassure your daughter that everything is ok and let her know it is not her fault. You should also let her know that it is a phase that many chil dren go through. It may also help to introduce a relaxing night time routine that can put your daughter at ease. A bath before bedtime is great for playing and having fun, but it’s also an ideal way to start winding down and an opportunity to chat about your day together. Also, reading a story, singing songs, talking or having a cuddle are all ideal for taking the attention away from bedwetting and the pressure of staying dry that you are understandably keen to avoid.
I am sure that the bedwetting will gradually resolve itself, but if it continues to be a problem - and your daughter is distressed by it - you could seek advice from your health visitor or GP.
I hope this helps,
Answered 4 months ago
were can i buy the drynites for 3-5 yr olds as i have seen them on a website but when i go in they dont have any pleae reply back on my email email@example.com thank you.
DryNites are available in sizes 4-7years and 8-15years and are sold in most supermarkets.
Answered 4 months ago