My advice would be to let him out grow it I wet my bed until I 12 yers old. The doctor told my mother that I would outgrow and she still put me through going to specialist. I had a thing on my bed that would alarm when I started to pee.Didn't work just scared me so now I was scared and wet! Then she wouldn't let me drink after dinner didn't work I was just thirsty and wet.She even tried setting her alarm clock and waking up to wake me up didn't help we were both just tired and I was still WET! It was like I just woke up one day and have been DRY ever since!
Thanks for the advice. I do not put any pressure on him but he would like to have friends over to spend the night and cant because he is afraid he will wet the bed. I just hate to see him going through this and I am up for any advice. I heard there is a way you can change there sleep habits though.
My son is 6 and he wets the bed almost everynight also. He had surgey last year because he had an ingury to his penis when he was 3 by letting the toilet lid fall on it. I guess there was some scar tissue they had to remove. After that we took him to a specialist who couldn't do anything til he was 7. But what he suggested was setting an alarm on the other side of his room and i guess just hope he would wake up and then use the potty. He is a very deep sleeper also so I am thinking it probably wouldn't work. I know when we have him go potty right before bed and hold back on the fluids at night he usually wakes up dry. I would talk to your pediatrician to see if there is something that maybe they could do.
We are trying the alarm thing that attaches to his underware and it does wake him up most of the time but he doesnt remember getting up and if it comes unhooked during the night he will wet the bed. He really wants to stop and is asking me what he should do. He has no medical problem, we checked . The thing is he does not want to wait to outgrow it he wants me to make it stop. This is hard for a mother so I will try anything once for him. thanks for the advice.
Hi, I was also a bedwetter until about age 12 - 13 when one day I woke up dry and stayed that way. Like nducknc said, nothing works! Not waking in the middle of the night, not no drinks after a certain time, nothing.
I think the problem is called, "immature bladder" and it just means that you cannot hold it for that amount of time (a whole night). Until the bladder matures, that is. The only advice I could give, is ask your child if he/she would feel comfortable wearing those "pull ups for older children" to bed. I hear that they are great, very slim, almost like underpants but absorbant. This would also help with the child's confidence and self-esteme because it is absolutely horrible waking up night after night in a wet bed. Even though I washed up every morning after a bed wetting episode, I still smelt. How do I know this? Because the other kids in school made fun of me. They called me names. It was horrible. But I lived with it. Cleaned up better. After grade 1, nobody knew why they were calling me the names that they were calling me, but they comtinued. Boys mostly, cause it's always fun to pick on someone when your a kid, right??
So anyway, get talking to your children, and the only thing that will work to keep the bed dry is "pull ups for older children".
Look for them in the drug store of major department store.
My son is also 9 and was a bed wetter...our friend is chiropractor and he said that he needed to be ajusted and we went with it. I didn't have a problem sending him since he is a family friend. He goes about once every 3-4 weeks for a check up. And he hasn't wet since!
I feel for you- My son just turned 10 and we are finally starting to have some dry nights. We tried everything- there is no medical issue, just have to grow out of it, I know- its hard on them. Get him some Goodnights to wear when he has friends over- they are discreet under clothing, he can put them on right before bed and no one has to know. There is a medication that you can get- however, i would only use it during sleepovers to help him avoid embarassment, I friend of ours uses it for her son when he spends the night at a friends house. It basically shuts down the kidneys for about 8 hours and they can't drink anything after they take it. I personally don't like the idea of medicating for this, but it works for her son, and it helps him feel more comfortable when he sleeps over somewhere else.
QUOTE=DEANNA]We are trying the alarm thing that attaches to his underware and it does wake him up most of the time but he doesnt remember getting up and if it comes unhooked during the night he will wet the bed. He really wants to stop and is asking me what he should do. He has no medical problem, we checked . The thing is he does not want to wait to outgrow it he wants me to make it stop. This is hard for a mother so I will try anything once for him. thanks for the advice.[/QUOTE]
My oldest son is almost 6 and is diabetic, which one of the problems with diabetes is needing to urinate more, and he is always thirsty. It took us forever to get him to not wet the bed anymore and just recently he has started doing it again. His doctor thinks maybe it is his diabetes but we are not convinced, because we have his blood sugars under great control, and if its not that then he has a developmental problem, which will just have to be grown out of. Anyways, we got him the pull-ups for older kids, at first he was upset because he thought he was having to wear a diaper, but after the first night of sleeping thru the night and not having to get up to change clothes and sheets he was so excited. It even has him more determined to not pee in the pull up and the past couple of nights he has woken up dry.
A friend of mine has a son that also has bedwetting problems. He is 9. They went to the doctor and he prescribed a nose spray. They have used it for the past week and he has stayed dry. It has something to do with triggering the brain to stop making too much of the chemical that creates fluid in the body. I couldn't believe it, but it has obviously worked for them.
You know, I was just reaching the point of talking to the doctor, when my 7year old daughter just magically stopped bedwetting. It helped making sure she ALWAYS pees before she goes to sleep. It cost me a mattress in the long run (we fought over her wearing those pull-up things, she felt like a baby) but Im so grateful for her that she can now have sleepovers. I believe her bladder was just immature, and wasnt comfortable with the idea of medicating her. On top of that, she is a very deep sleeper. Limiting fluids never helped, sometimes I would try to wake her to go to the bathroom, but our baby kept getting sick and I was up so much, I couldnt get up with her too!! It is so hard on their self-esteem when that happens. I truly felt sorry for her, because she used to sneak night pants to sleepovers and change herself in the morning and hide the wet nightpants in her bag...
It did stop on its own. Hopefully that is the case for most kiddos. I will say, being over 6 and bedwetting is so hard on them. i couldnt imagine a 9 year old or a 12 year old having to deal with that. Poor dear!
My DH wet the bed alot until he was about 11. He still had sleepovers, but once wet the bed at a friend's house and was mortified. His parents never pushed him about anything or took him to a specialist. He too was a deep sleeper and probably had an immature bladder. He said he just got to the point where he could sleep through the night without having to pee. It really had nothing to do with him not getting up to pee, just that his bladder wouldn't hold him all night.
I don't know what to tell you. I know it has to be embarrassing for a little boy. DH said it helped him alot when his parents told him how to change the sheets and stuff so he didn't even have to get anyone up. They would leave clean sheets in his closet, and if he wet the bed he'd just change them himself and not have to face the embarrassment of telling anyone. They did put a plastic cover on the mattress to save it.
DS born 07/05/2003
DD born 3/24/2005