Hi, my name is Jessie, and I have five kids... yes, you're eyesight is not failing you, 5!I have 4 girls, age 3, 5, 11, and 14; and 1 boy, age 10 and 1/2. My 3yo (yo = year-old) is quite young, so we (my husband and I) are not sure weather she is going to have wetting problems or not... but we're pretty sure she will, because all her siblings do.My 5yo is still in preschool, and is a very heavy wetter/messer. She almost always comes home from preschool with a wet diaper, and 65% of the time she's pooped herself. Allot of the kids that go to that preschool have wetting issues, so I have sent all of my children there. She wears huggies easy-ups at preschool and home. It is a policy at that particular preschool, that all children wear easy-ups, although allot of the children, that aren't quite as heavy wetters, go to pre (preschool) without their diapers on and get changed into them there. Once they're their, they all wear the easy-ups, and a shirt. The monitors at the pre like the children to wear the easy-ups without pant, because then they can see if someone has wet themselves (easy-ups have little designs on them that disappear when wet.Our 11yo wears pull-ups at school, and huggies convertibles baby diapers at night (pull-ups are not the same thing as huggies easy-ups). We have a schedule with the nurse at her school, so that she gets checked for wetness once every 2 hours. She, like her younger sister, is a very heavy wetter, but does not poop herself as much, and is further along the road to not having to wear a diaper at all. She goes to the bathroom (just in case ) every 30 min, but still wets 3-4 times a day, although recently, she has had a couple of days where she's only wet once all day, and, just yesterday, she had a "dry-day," except for a few little drops. YAY ! If she keeps it up for 5 more days, she'll be able to move on to only taking bathroom breaks every 1 hour!My 14yo is doing much better than her 3 younger sisters. She has recently moved up to only taking bathroom breaks every 1 and 1/2 hours! She only needs to go see the nurse once at lunch, or if she wets herself. But now she has just gotten home from her first day with the new routine... I will be checking her goodnite as soon as I'm done typing here, I'm hoping for the best, although the whenever she starts on a new schedule, it usually takes a little getting used to, so I wouldn't be surprise if she's wet herself. She goes to the same school as her brother and 11yo sister.My 10yo boy is sadly the worst . The school has said that he must wear baby diapers to school, because of how bad his wetting is. On top of this he is struggling in school, has failed grade 1, and grade 2, therefore is repeating grade 2 at the moment, and has no friends. Every single day he wets his diaper at least 5 times a day, and poops in it 6 out of 7 days a week. He has to go see the nurse every 30 min. who has him sit on the toilet in her office for 10 min, but often he wets himself in between visits to the nurse, and needs to be change. He is very uncomfortable with the nurse changing him, because she's a woman, and he doesn't want a person from the opposite gender seeing him naked, and sometimes puts up quite a fight sometimes... this poses quite problem. Often he doesn't show up in the office, and the nurse has to try and chase him around the school, he usually wets himself in the excitement. Most of the kids at school know that he wears diapers, because it's harder to hide in a boy, because boys can't wear long skirts. A few times he's gone into the bathroom and taken off his diaper, and thrown it in the garbage, so that when he wets himself he get soaking wet. The worst part of all this is, that he's not showing any signs of improvement.
We're going on a trip to England (we live in the US) in a few days, and we're going to have all of our kids wear pampers easy-ups 24/7. This has posed much argument. Our 11yo girl is staying here with a friend that also has wetting issues. We're going to have her wear huggies easy-ups too, because often when we're away, she has allot more accidents (#1 and #2), and I don't want her friend's mother to have to deal with leaks. We have hired a "male nanny" to come with us, so we can have someone giving their full attention to my 10yo boy.
Well... I'm sure I've blabbed on enough about my family... look forward to reading more of your entries!If you have any questions about my family, no matter what they may be, please feel free to ask away.
Well I've got to go check and see today's wetting situation, change the 11 and 14yo out of their pull-ups (they don't wear them at home except for at night), and change my 3, 5, and 10yo boy into fresh diapers!-Jessie