My son (J) is still wearing nappies at 6. We have tried going without a nappy; we’ve tried lifting him; we’ve waiting for dry nappies in the morning; reduced drinks later in the day, but so far nothing has worked. He did manage 9 dry nights on the trot with no nappy back when he was 4. On the tenth day he had his preschool MMR booster (I’m not saying there is a connection – it may well have been a coincidence) and after that he was wet. We put him back in nappies because it wasn’t doing anyone any good having a wet bed every night. We thought in time it would happen. Hopefully, it will.
I’ve done a bit of research and it seems that there’s no need to consult a doctor currently. He’s very reliably dry during the day and has been for two to three years. If he’s still wetting the bed or his nappy at 7, it would be worth seeking advice.
Bed wetting runs in families and his father used to wet the bed, so it may well be a genetic thing.
Part of me is happy to wait and let him take his time. After all a nappy is very easy to use – he’s still able to wear size 6 nappies so no need for expensive pyjama pants, etc. It doesn’t cost that much to have one nappy a day. I’m not having to wash sheets constantly because they are getting wet at night. I think my nerve will hold and I won’t force the issue, but a sneaky little part of me wants to take some action, get it sorted and cross it off the to do list.
When did your child become dry at night? Did you do anything to make that happen? Did your child initiate it? Do you have any tips?