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She’s my last baby. While I am kinda sad about her growing up, I am not going to miss diapers at all. She was potty trained at 2.5 years old and I was thrilled!!
Here she is, 4 years old and bedwetting is still a problem. Then the other day I got a text from her preschool – she started wetting at nap time too.
Turns out if she has a full bladder and sleeps hard, she has accidents in bed.
She’s my youngest and the first child I’ve had to deal with bedwetting with. From cliches I thought boys were more likely to have these issues but David never really did.
I started to think that maybe something was wrong, but turns out it’s just a development thing. Kids grow out of it, eventually. They really do – but the key is learning how to cope with it.
After watching a Pediatrician talk on video on the Pamper’s Underjams site, I learned that parents and kids need to learn how to handle the bedwetting in a way that reduces the anxiety and negative feelings. It isn’t a behavior issue – meaning kids like my Lucy aren’t peeing in the bed on purpose. It’s just something they eventually grow out of.
Until she grows out of it, she wears Underjams at night. We can get them affordably at Walmart – and I’d rather spend money on these then wash sheets all the time.
It also helped me to read the infographic below. I mean, 15% of 5 year olds still wet the bed – we are not alone! It really helped me to feel a lot less worry and stress to know that it is perfectly normal and she will eventually just grow out of it.