Everyone knows that wetting the bed is somehow linked to childhood. But at which age should it stop? The nighttime dryness usually happens naturally sometime between the ages of four and five. It might happen a little earlier or a little later, there is no deadline here. A child’s bladder needs to have matured enough to hold urine overnight or the bladder-brain neural pathway must be sufficiently developed to send a signal that wakes him up to go pee. Usually boys can take longer to toilet train than girls because it is a little more complicated for them. If your child is the one who wet his bed longer, you do not need to worry, he is probably just a deep sleeper.
Try several ways to train your child
Of course, you do daytime training first, so all you need to do is look for signs of readiness before suggesting underpants at bedtime. If your little one wakes up dry every single morning for a week or so and is willing to give it a try, stop using those diapers and do not be afraid to just go for it. If you are still a little concerned, to set your child’s up for success, you might want not to encourage drinks after dinner. Of course, if your little one is really thirsty, do not forbid him to drink a little water, but just have the idea of avoiding liquids in the evening. By the way, you may also have your child go to pee when he brushed his teeth or maybe right before lights out. Point is, write the toilet in his night routine. Also, do not forget to put potty in your little one’s room and make sure it is easy for him to reach it in the night. When he is used to all of this, accidents should be very rare.
Stops wetting and suddenly all over again
It is okay if your child is already not wetting his bed anymore, just sometimes there happens those accidents. It is totally normal and you should not worry at all. However, you should definitely speak to a doctor if your little one has been dry for a long period of time, perhaps six or more months and then suddenly starts having accidents frequently because it could be a sign of a urinary tract infection.
Patience is a key
Ditching diapers at night hints at easier times to come for parents, so waiting might be hard, sometimes it can take even a year. But it is something no parent can control of. Staying dry overnight is a purely physiological achievement, it cannot be taught in the same way the daytime skill can. Taking away diapers or carrying a slumbering child to the toilet in the evening for a final visit, sure, might help a little, but it will not speed up the process.
Be sure to be not afraid of those nights and just go with the flow. It will pass eventually and all you can do is to try help a little at the moment. There is no easy way to fasten the process and only your little one can grow a little by little and when the time comes, you will see when he is ready to get rid of those night time diapers.