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lucianamsoares
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Registered: ‎08-23-2013
Re: Soon to be 5 year old boy still peeing in bed

My son has exactly the same...he will turn 5 in October. 

He is potty trained since he is 2,5 and also during the night since he was 3. When he started school...then it started happening....not only in bed but even at school...

And like yours, he doesnt mind being wet....he doesnt wake up and if at school nobody notice ( dark jeans etc) he doesnt say a thing...

We asked a sort of parenting coach we have here...and she said it is normal....and advised us to put him to pee around 22h and have fixed " pee time"  ...mainly just after eating/drinking....before bedtime...and when he wakes up;..but not too often so the bladder had to be " trained to wait till it is really full " and also at 22h really wake him up so he doesnt pee while sleeping...again about the bladder not giving the brain the signal that is OK to pee while sleeping...

Another tool was rewarding...we have a sticker board and if he completes a row ( like 7 stickers) he gets a reward...which can be from deciding which veggie he wants to eat for dinner...or watching a DVD ....till small gifts...  

It does work....takes time...it will not solve in few weeks...

I also noticed that my son goes back to this wetting the bed if he is upset at school or if we were a bit stronger with him...we know he is a very sensitive kid so I think it will take a bit longer. 

His brother who is 3,5 was potty trainned at 3 and he was first dry at night and doesnt even need to do the  22h pee....but he is less sensitive as his brother ....2 totally different characters... so...I just let it go...keep the routine and praise him when he achieve his goal! and do not menting when he doesnt...we just say we will try again later. 

Oh yeah...another tip from the coach was: if he wets his pants...he has to change himself...get a new underwear...new pants and put the wet ones on the laundry...that also helps sometimes...

Good luck! And no worries...you are not alone!