Potty training my eldest daughter was a nightmare. After dropping hot, steaming logs in her undies for months, she finally figured it out a few days before her third birthday and since then we have had no issues: she has stayed dry day and night. Until last week.
She went away with her Nana on a five-day trip to the coast to visit some relatives and had a great ol' time hanging out with her cousins, seeing the sights and having a blast. But the first night she came home, she peed the bed.
I figured maybe her routine was just out whack and she'd be fine the next night, but no. She's wet the bed every night for the past week since being home from the trip.
I sat down and asked her if everything was alright at school, if anything bad had happened on the trip while she was away, if any kids were being mean to her in her class to see if there was some emotional element at play in the sudden bed-wetting, but she insisted all is well. She really does seem fine in every other aspect of her life and nothing else has changed in our family circumstances.
I have been getting her up a couple hours after she falls asleep to put her on the potty and she will go pee and usually wake up dry, but if I happen to forget to rouse her for that midnight break, her bed is wet in the morning. She says she just doesn't even notice it happening. I have made sure not to make her feel ashamed or embarrassed about it, but changing the bed sheets every morning is getting a little old.
Is this a normal bump in the road for a five year-old kid, or should I be concerned?