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15% of children still wet the bed at age 5
5% of children still wet the bed at age 10.
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about why I did not potty train my girls. In that post I talked strongly about the fact that you can not night train your children. Your child’s ability to stay dry through the night is solely based on physical development and their subconscious ability to hold their bladder while sleeping. You can’t teach that.
While I admit, both my girls stayed dry at night before they stayed dry during the day, we still had one or two bed wetting accidents per girl. Nutty was more mortified by it than Tottie was.
A lot of my friends have had their kids continue to wet the bed long after they were potty trained during the day. Bed wetting (even in children up to age 10) is more common than people realize (or talk about). Again, I’ll remind you that night-time dryness is NOT something you can teach. It is also not something that you should get angry at your child about. Yes, it sucks to have to get up in the middle of the night to change your child’s sheets, but using products like Pampers UnderJams can help to keep the sheets dry and allow you and your child to get better sleep despite enuresis. UnderJams are also great night time “underwear” for those kids who want to go to a sleepover but are afraid of wetting the bed.
Need more information and advice about enuresis? Visit the UnderJams website for videos and articles with helpful insights from real moms and leading pediatricians (also happen to be moms) who have dealt with their own children suffering from bed wetting. You can also download a book to read with your child.
Bed wetting may be common but you don’t have to put up with wet sheets. Conquer bed wetting and sleep well.