Your 3-year-old: Bed-wetting

Your 3-year-old: Bed-wetting

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Your 3-year-old now

Even if your child is mostly potty trained during the day, don't be surprised if it's a different story at night. This is normal. Daytime and nighttime dryness are separate potty training milestones and may happen months, or even years, apart.

Bed-wetting is very common, especially up to age 7. The most important thing to remember is that bed-wetting is involuntary – your child can't control it. Just like the timing of her first tooth, nighttime dryness is a matter of physical development and can't be rushed.

For now, have your child wear training pants or washable or disposable underwear designed for kids who wet the bed, and be ready with dry sheets and pajamas to deal with nighttime accidents. Stay calm and be comforting when they happen. If she gets upset, reassure her that it's not her fault.

Bed-wetting almost always goes away on its own. It just takes time.

Your life now

You know that having time to yourself is an important way to recharge. So why do you feel so guilty and selfish about leaving your preschooler to have fun on your own? It's good for your child to see you doing things you enjoy, and it's good for her to have other caring adults in her life.

Explain where you're going and what will happen (that a babysitter will watch her, that she'll have a bath and a story before being tucked in, and that you'll come in and kiss her when she's asleep), and then go have fun!

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Watch the video: HOW TO. HELP STOP KID WETTING THE BED. Stop Bedwetting Hacks (August 2022).

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