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Posted by: smz001 | 2007/03/19

Q.

Toddler - wetting himself at night

I have just weaned my son of his milk and bottle and all he has before he sleeps is either a glass of water or milo. Sometime he would still wake up for water, but other than that he sleeps through. Our new challenge is he keeps wetting himself through his nappy and we never had this problem before. We have even tried different ways of tying his nappy but still he wets himself and his clothes at least 3 times a week. I would have thought his nappy would be less heavy since he is drinking less - please help

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You can't expect a child of this age to be dry at night. Give him lots more time to mature and don't deprive him of the fluids he needs.

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Posted by: CS | 2007/03/19

Your problem sounds very familiar. Although I have no idea why while your child is drinking less, he wets himself, I know it happened to me too. My eldest (now 10) wet himself through his nappy every night. You could then get nappie pads which you insert into the nappy. Don't know if you still get this. Later we would buy nappies one size bigger and double nappy him. You cut a 'V' in the front of the first nappy and put another on over it. Once the first one is wet it leaks through the hole to the second one. This always worked for us. Maybe it is a boy thing as my 6 month old son has this happen to him every 3rd night or so. He has a bottle before bed and doesn't have another one till morning and he also wets himself. The nappy is always very full in front and virtually dry at the back. Using bigger nappies for him at the moment and seems to be working. Try the double nappies. I know disposables aren't cheap, but worth not having to change them in the middle of the night and wash the bedding every day.

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