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So your little one is still not nighttime potty trained and it's causing you some stress. Well, the important thing to think about here is that Kids Have Stress Too. And unless there is a medical concern, you should not be stressing out about this AT ALL!
Consider this: Did you know that 15% of five year old kids experience nighttime wetting?
While you may be feeling some stress because you think your child "should" be nighttime trained, know that the best thing you can do is to be supportive and let go of any pressure. Your little ones can feel your anxiety about it which may prolong the issue.
Here are some things you can do manage the situation.
1. Talk to your child's doctor. If your doctor is not concerned, you shouldn't be either, until the child is at least eight years old. (Even then, talk to the doctor before hitting the panic button.)
2. Manage the situation. Your child needs to be dry and comfy at night to sleep well. You need them to sleep well so that you sleep well too. There's no reason for you both to be waking up throughout the night when your child's body is not yet ready.
3. Understand some of the stressors that may be affecting your child's bedwetting. If your child who was trained at night is suddenly wetting the bed again, it might be due to a change to routine. Did they recently start school, did you move, was there a significant change at home? Any of these reasons or even something as simple as a new child in the class can cause stress in a younger child.
If you're looking for more tips, click here for some tips from GoodNites to help you and your little one manage.