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emma1987 Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
i dont understand how this has came about but to start with my daughter was toilet trained when she was 2 1/2 day and night, but very occassionally she would wee the bed, and sometimes it was when she didnt have the waterproof mattress thing on, so now she is 3 1/2 so i thought time to get her a new mattress so ive spent £50 on mattress and ive had it a matter of months and she has started to wee the bed again, i dunno what to do, she doesnt do it all the time so its like a surprise when she does it, her mattress is beginning to smell a bit due to the fact i cant air the mattress due to the bad weather recently, any help would be apprechiated or any tips to freshen up the mattress as i cant afford to keep buying them and for extra info i have bought those protectors and they are as much use as a chocolate fireguard they just rip. thanks
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Spray fabreeze on to matress once wiped over, and leave it to dry over the day before remaking the bed, my sons used to have this problem and i changed the waterproofs and sprayed matress everytime. Also its not a bad idea to put pull ups back on for the time being.
#2
maybe also put a towel over the matress protector to soak some of it up.

long time since I have been at that stage (with my son!) but dont worry too much as she is still very young!
#3
I put an absorbent mattress protector thingy over the sleeping area for my LO; they're called Pampers Bed Mats, and they measure 90 x 80cms, so you can just tuck them in either side of the bed. They have absorbent soft material on the top layers, and like a plastic layer at the bottom - much more convenient than rubber sheets etc.

And use Febreeze for the smell, or Dettol Air Freshener is really good too.

Aside from making sure LO has a wee before bedtime, the only other thing I used to do was get them up for a wee when I went to bed, which also helped.

Don't stress too much though, you'll get there! :-)
#4
If the mattress smells a bit you could try dabbing it with some diluted biological washing liquid, and letting that dry out.

With my kids I used to pick them up and take them to the loo (whether they wanted to go or not) when I went up to bed. It seemed to get them used to waking up when they needed to go and I never had any wet beds.

Good luck.
#5
Keep an eye on how much she's drinking in the evening. Keep it to a minimum in the hour or so before bedtime. Also, worth monitoring salt intake as this will retain water during the day for it to be released at night. Hope you get there. It's not fun but once it's over, you'll realise it's only a minor issue.
#6
I don't know if she's quite young anyway or that's the norm as my nephew wasn't dry at night until he was 5ish

My sis also did as above and woke him up for the toilet when she went to bed.

You could do with finding a better waterproof mattress protector as i know some are very thin and do rip as you say.

I'm sure you will get some recommendations on this thread soon:thumbsup:
#7
bear with her. She'll get better with age. try taping a bin liner over the area that she wets under the bed sheet and the safety pining a towel ontop. it'll help contain any accidents to the towel and the sheet.
#8
bed mats from huggies/pampers. amazing stuff
#9
I used to use the bed mats as said and I also had a old fashioned mattress protecter, which was more as a back up plan if all else failed! The PJ pants that you can get now are very grown up like and help stop that embarresment.

The rules that I followed were.

No drinks a hour before bed.
A wee before bed.
Then when I went to bed I used to lift my son and put him on toilet or potty and tell him to wee - he barely woke up but followed the instruction.
This kept him dry and then I stopped doing it one night and he has been dry ever since!
#10
Shellywelly
I used to use the bed mats as said and I also had a old fashioned mattress protecter, which was more as a back up plan if all else failed! The PJ pants that you can get now are very grown up like and help stop that embarresment.

The rules that I followed were.

No drinks a hour before bed.
A wee before bed.
Then when I went to bed I used to lift my son and put him on toilet or potty and tell him to wee - he barely woke up but followed the instruction.

This kept him dry and then I stopped doing it one night and he has been dry ever since!


i do exactly this but if i decide to go to bed early, i try to get my son on his potty but he doesnt need a wee and, low and behold, wets the bed that night.
my son is 3 and has been out of nappies since 2 yrs old- very early but he chose to want to go on the toilet like his big bro at that age. he's now 3 and a half and still not dry. my eldest is 5 and he was out of nappies at 2 but still in them on a night till he was about 3 and he's been dry ever since
#11
i got a good quality mattress cover from amazon-ill try to find the link..its not plastic it has a fabric feel..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001GIDIZY/ref=oss_product

this is it
#12
perhaps you are buying the wrong type of protector, my little girls are 4 & 5 and they both have waterproof mattress protectors, they have ripped around the sides but are fine where they are lying on, its slighly quilted on top and the waterproof bit is underneath that so it cant get ripped the same, try this website for the protectors http://www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk/search.php?action=search&super=0030BRN00042~0010BRN00052~0100CAT00280&branch=&wcategory=CAT00280&catdesc=Potty+Training&treecode=TRE00009&r=1

I think there is a 20% off voucher going about as well and its free delivery, you cant help with the accidents but you can make it easier to clean up, I also used to make the bed up twice, to make it faster for changing, ie waterproof cover then sheet, another waterproof cover then another sheet, so when it gets wet you just take off the top layer and they can go back to bed, and so can you without having to change the whole bed, dont worry about the occasional accident some kids can take up to being 8 before being properly dry at night, but as others have suggested if you can lift them before you go to bed then do so, but its not really teaching the child to go to the toilet when they need to, just encouraging them to pee at a certain time which is no good if you cant be there one night, or like you have mentioned, want to go to bed early! I did this with my first born and one night she got up herself before we went to bed after that I stopped lifting her, but with my second she would not go so I had to leave her, she had a few more accidents to start with but was dry at night faster, I guess she learned what it felt like when she needed to go
#13
I got really good mattress protectors from Dunelm - which are waterproof , dont cause the child to sweat and dont make any noise and never had any probs with them...They cost a bit more but I even got one for my double bed cos my daughters are only 10 months apart, share a room and i sometimes have to split them up! The youngest staggers up through night to toilet now so I dont have to lift her, but has occassional accident during day, usually when she leaves nursery and tells me she needs toilet but cant hang on till we get to nearest shop with toilets! Not sure if it was due to a chill or similar cos it usually happened for a few days then okay for a stint again....oldest is okay during day, but sleeps so deeply she does have occassional accident...Youngest is 4 and oldest is 5....

I do remember my sister had problems till she was 8/9!! feel bad about it now but god I used to really moan at her cos it can really stink up a bedroom, and I shared with her....She ended up getting some buxxer that attached to her lower garments when sleeping and beeped like a ****** when it got moisture....I used to have to crawl out of bed to wake her up and she slept through it! Am sure they have more modern things now for older ones who have probs but could just be a chill or they are more active and sleeping deeper?!

GL - lots of parents on this site and we have all been\are going through it with our toddlers!
#14
the one from amazon is similar the jojomamanbebe one but a ot less...its good quality.
#15
thanks you all for the great advice and comments there is a few things that have been meantioned that i am keen to try, ive been finding it hard as im a single parent of 2, 3 1/2years and 2 years and its hard enough doing the daily tasks without washing bedding daily. great help thanks everyone x
banned#16
My son still does it every other night at just over 5 years old.

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