any ideas on how to get my son to quit wetting the bed?
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Grace - posted on 04/23/2012
Hey Jeanette. You are definitely not alone. I went through this with my son and it can be so hard to handle (not to mention exhausting). In my time working for Focus on the Family, I came across some helpful tips on their website that I would encourage you to check out. You can find them here: http://bit.ly/IrZiBQ. I hope you find them useful to you in our situation with your son. Hang in there, friend!
Kim - posted on 04/21/2012
We tried the bedwetting alarm and it worked great!! He would have to use it a few nights, then he would be dry for over a month. He didn't like it @@ so the Dr said not to make him use it!! He is 12 and still wetting the bed. He's a sound sleeper. We have yet to try pills, because he doesn't want to have to watch how much he drinks after 6pm, again @@ He is going on a class trip soon so he better try them out or he may have to deal with everyone knowing.
Generally don't let him drink too much after dinner, have him try to go before bedtime. If they don't work try the bedwettingstore.com
Misty - posted on 04/16/2012
My son had accidents every night. We had him checked out by his Dr. to make sure his kidneys were working ok. His did not slow down at night like most people so, he was on a medicine for a while to help and we used an alarm just in case. He's 13 now and is off meds and alarm.
Brighid - posted on 04/15/2012
Hi Jeanette, my son also wet the bed for many years. We finally got him dry using a bed wetting alarm, at age 11. It works by waking the child up as they beging to wet the bed. It teaches the brain to wake up when it's beginning to wet. My son used to wet every night - very large amounts. Within a few nights of the alarm he was having some dry nights. Overall it's taken about 6-8 weeks for him to become completely dry. But some people I know who have also used bed wetting alarms have become dry within a week or two. Good luck!