Our almost 5-year-old daughter has been wetting the bed: Advice?

Our almost five-year-old daughter has been wetting the bed since he has been potty trained. It is not every night, and she can sometimes go a few weeks without doing it. But more than not, she wets the bed. The nights she does not are the nights my husband and I take turns taking her to the bathroom throughout the night once or twice. We have tried limiting drinks at night, kept consistency, tried to wake her up, and have her go by herself. The truth is, she is a deep sleeper and always has been. An alarm won’t work either. How do we stop this without medication? Do we go back to her wearing night time pull-ups until she starts waking up dry or what?


Nighttime potty training is just developmental. And at 5, not abnormal. You definitely aren’t helping by waking her up outta sleep cycles.


Very normal for her age. A bed wetting alarm might help. It could be useful to look into.

If ur not Already Doing it. Get Her to try for a Wee Before Getting Into bed

she might have a weak bladder my daughter did i would take her to the doctor

This happened to me 3yrs ago (my son is 8 now). I posted in this group about it and ended it with smthn like “I’m losing my mind and I’m about to beat him to death” and these simple bitches tore me up like I might actually beat my kid for wetting the bed… Like wtf it’s just stressful I’d never touch my kid… Ok so anyway lol I discovered that for me, my son was scared at night. He’s always had his own room, always slept fine in there, fully potty trained since 2yo, then 1 day just started peeing in the corner, the closet, his Lego box, toy box. I was furious and running out of patience :woman_facepalming: so I investigated and my older son (he was 8/9 then) had been playing a REALLY SCARY game called 5 nights of Freddy and it scared the shit out of my 5yo so he didn’t wan2 come out of his room and pee at night… So we got him a flashlight and I made “monster spray” (just mixed a couple body sprays together with some essential oils :woman_shrugging::joy:), that we sprayed in his room every night and he grew out of it… So maybe try limiting liquids after 6pm and cut them off shortly after… She may just be in a deep sleep and not waking up.

She’s 5. It’s perfectly normal to wet the bed at that age.

Id recommend u stop waking her up completley, as that was also my problem with my son , as soon as we stopped waking him up during the night , he did have few accidents after that but reduced dramatically, also can depend what time is her night sleep my son sleeps at 7 pm and always goes toilet and prior to that monitor what he drinks, also reduce juice if possible as it mwkes them more thirsty.

Being dry during the night is hormonal. It really isn’t unusual to still wet at this age. Get her some pull ups. She’ll get it.
I have three kids and my youngest to train during the day has been the longest to wet during the night. It’ll come.

It sounds like her kidneys need to be check. I know of people who did this till early teens and got punished only to find out it wasn’t their fault.

That’s normal for her age.

Very very normal at her age. Use pull ups for the time being. My daughter needed them until she was 6 1/2 and then that was it. No more bed wetting. Her pediatrician told us that it’s perfectly normal developmentally.


Its normal both my kids did, they eventually grow out of it, my oldest was 12 and my youngest was 7 before it stopped. I used a water proof mattress pad and pull ups.

Nothing you can do! Her body isn’t finished developing! She will grown out of it sooner than later!
I would just use diapers at night until her bladder control is better!

Why not clearly the wee one isn’t ready for nights without pullups it nothing to worry about theres more than your wee daughter is not ready for nights

No drinks before bed or make her go potty before bed

It is called nocturnal enurisis. She does not wake up to go. Meds will help.

Why won’t an alarm work? The kind that attaches to the underwear worked for my niece who could sleep through a tornado.

Perfectly normal at that age to wet the bed… My eldest wasnt dry through the night untill she was 5 years + 5 months she’s now 5 years + 7 months now and she hasn’t had any accident in that 2 months. But I know some kids ain’t dry at night older then that some are like 6/7 xx

My 5 year old is a heavy sleeper. She also hates going potty so even if she wakes,up at night to go, she won’t grt out of bed to do it. I got tired of washing sheets everyday. She is in a pull up every night and it works for us.