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Ages of kids: 2.5 and 13 month old
Problem: My 2 year old was potty trained at 21 months, for the last 2 months she wets the bed every night. She won't even wake up when she wets or to go the bathroom. I think she's still to young to be potty trained at night but my husband disagrees. I tell her if she keeps wetting then I will put diapers on her, and she doesn't seem to care. Help!!!!!
Solution submitted by Bob M. Phd. from Discovery Bay, CA: I don't really see bedwetting as an issue until the child is at least 7 years of age, as bedwetting is considered a normal part of growth & development up through the age of about 6. Though not my "area of expertise" I have helped well in excess of 200 children & adolescents to learn to stay dry at night. As for diapers, I don't encourage, nor do I discourage their use, but we must keep in mind that diapers are for those that wet....not just for babies, and should never, never, ever, be used as a form of punishment or humiliation. They are merely a management tool.
Another solution submitted by Dad from Hudson, NH: Hi, I am a father of two. My daughter potty trained early which was nice, but not all children adapt that quickly. Your child my be fine during the day but a night she wets, so if diapering her is your only choice. Go for it, she will grow out of it, and if you husband doesn't chill out, let you child sleep on his side of the bed without a diaper.
All in all, relax she will grow up. In 20 years you will wish she was still 2 wetting her bed. Enjoy her now. Bedwetting is common among children 0-8yrs and some longer, so don't feel like you are alone. If you feel there is a problem, consult your family doctor.
Another solution submitted by Vicki N. from San Jose, CA: Let her wear diapers at night. Don't make a big deal out of it. Just let her know that when she's ready she can go back to underwear at night. If it's been a power struggle, she may just decide that since there is no more battle it's no longer worth it. If it's not a power struggle then maybe she's really not ready, at least not psychologically.
Kids in this age range are constantly shifting their growth focus and may 'regress' in one area while concentrating on another. She'll get it. Don't stress. Good Luck!