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Old 02-21-2012, 07:53 AM   #11
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The Happy Heiny trainers are stuffable. I'd suggest getting one with snaps, though I guess it then looks more like a diaper. I had one without snaps, and didn't like stuffing it.
Good to know....I will keep that in mind when ordering

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We have this issue with my 8 yr old and he regularly wets through even goodnigthts grrr. I've been looking for a solution for years but seems all the options are hideously expensive I'm gonna watch and see what works for yall- share please
I think this is something that happens more often than talked about....it is frustrating to deal with, but the kiddos really cannot help it. It helps me feel better knowing we aren't alone in this. I will post when I decide what to order and again when we start using them with how it is going....

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:18 AM   #12
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Re: Night Solutions for 7 Year Old??

A friend of mine bought bedwetting alarm thing for her DD who wwas still wetting the bed. She said it worked after only two weeks. I would give that a try first
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A friend of mine bought bedwetting alarm thing for her DD who wwas still wetting the bed. She said it worked after only two weeks. I would give that a try first
I never even thought of that.....off to do more research
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Re: Night Solutions for 7 Year Old??

We tried a bunch of stuff for my son that will be 6 next month. The only thing that holds him are the ME Bedwetter pants. They're a bit pricey though.
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Wish I had known about all this with ds1! He is 12 now and will still have the occational accident but it was almost every night through 1st grade. Funny though that my second son has 1 accident every 6 months and he is only 5. So different...
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My daughter is a pretty heavy sleeper so I don't think the alarm would work for her either....I just ordered a couple of the Happy Heinys. It looks like it will take me a couple of weeks for them to be here. I will be sure to update after we start using them.

All of our other kiddos have been trained at night starting at around age 3. Every kiddo is different. It is great that we now have these options....wish I had bought these sooner. She HATES the disposable ones...says they are just itchy and not comfortable. We are tired of the laundry too....

thanks for all the thoughts....any more to add is still appreciated
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We saw the pediatric specialist last year to rule out any underlying issues, and he said that being deep sleepers is very typical for bedwetters. In fact, it's usually part of the problem.
First of all, they are not producing the hormone that tells the body to concentrate urine at night, so they are producing more than the average person does at night. Second, they are very deep sleepers, who do not wake up when their bladder is full.
He said that the alarms usually take a couple months to be truly effective (although I'm sure they can work faster in some cases.) They generally do not wake up the bedwetter, but they will wake up the rest of the family, who then have to get the bedwetter up and to the bathroom. I'd guess by that point though, the bed is already wet!
There is also a medication that they can take to concentrate the urine for them at night, so that their bladder can hold it all until the morning. It works well, from what my doctor said, but it doesn't "teach" anything. It's just to get you through until the body takes over that function. I understand it's well tested and pretty safe. The downside is that it's pretty expensive.
I have two "bedwetters" - ages 6 and 8, who are wet EVERY night. My 4 year old has been dry for a year or so. My 2 year old and 1 year old aren't potty trained yet. Needless to say, we go through a LOT of diapers here! I'd be really happy to find a good cloth solution for the bigger ones! The pull-ups are nearly a dollar a piece here.
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Re: Night Solutions for 7 Year Old??

i tried A LOT of options, and i'll tell you what worked for us....but first the stats. My oldest (boy) is six, but a tall six year old, he just graduated to size 8 in pants. He wets a TON at night, even more than a disposable night time pull up (goodnights i think) can hold. So, we got the happy heinys in size large (but i just noticed they're getting tight on his legs) They are SUPER puffy though, so if you're kiddo is self conscious at all, they're not a good option, luckily, my DS isn't...yet anyway. The ones with snaps didn't work for us because he peed with such force it would come right out the sides. i just turn the snapless ones inside out to stuff, i don't know why but that makes it easier. anyway, we stuff it with a trifolded hemp prefold (babykicks red edge) with a microfiber insert on top of that. THEN he wears wool shorts over that. it is the ONLY thing that keeps his sheets dry, also, it cuts down on laundry because i have less jammies to wash for him!
i am probably needing to upsize the HH trainers AND the prefolds, but boy, the prefolds are pricey and although i have no problem spending $ on cute baby fluff, it's so much less exciting when it's for night time for an older kiddo!
It is frustrating for everyone to have to wake up in the middle of the night to change sheets/jammies so i really hope you find something that works for you guys! good luck!
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We have also heard the same information from our pediatrician about the meds and the hormone not being produced. We don't want to go the medication route at all here. The Goodnights are around the same price too. The other thing we had been doing was waking her up at night or EARLY in the morning to take her to the bathroom and then most mornings she would wake up dry. The Dr said not to do that though because her body wouldn't learn to do what it is supposed to do....

...I agree buying little fluff is a lot of fun, but not so much for these older kiddos....I think just trying to find a solution that keeps these kiddos comfortable and dry at night and cuts down on laundry for us.

Thank you for the info on the HH trainers. She is concerned with the poofy factor, but would rather stay dry at night and have poof rather than to wake up wet.

It helps to hear others are dealing with this also. It isn't something that we talk to anyone around here about. It obviously happens or there wouldn't be things out there to help with it. I try to let my daughter know that there are others her age going through the same thing....I don't think she believes me though....

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