My ten yr. old still wets the bed

Jackie - posted on 05/11/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I want to know if any other moms have this problem. He doesn't wet the bed every night, it is just now and again. He is such a sound sleeper...He wakes up once he has wet the bed. I want to know if I should take him to the doctor or will he grow out of it. Any suggestions?

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Amber - posted on 09/02/2009

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Some kids bladders just develop slower than others.I have heard that sometimes older boys wetting the bed could be a sign of an Urinary Tract Infection.He'll outgrow it-theres no saying when for sure though because each kid is different! If its worrying you then I'd suggest taking him to the doctor-or maybe just give the dr. a call-I know at my doctor's office I can call and talk to one of the nurses or leave a voicemail for our dr. then you could just ask them if this is something you should make an appt. for or not.Good Luck!

Elizabeth Ann - posted on 06/10/2009

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I was a bed wetter :( myself up until around the age of 11. I have 5 sons and 2 of them were bed wetters. One until he was about seven, the other until he was around 13. he is and has always been a deep sleeper, like myself ha. I haven't wet the bed since I was a child but I must admit sometimes I just make it, and I am 54. I dream that I am on the toilet often and something in my brain keeps telling me that there is no door or someone is watching me, this stops me but sometimes I almost just start to go anyway and then have to rush out of bed holding myself. ha..My sons haven't admitting to wetting the bed since then but I know one of them has got up and peed in the corner of his bedroom a few times when he is in a deep sleep. he doesn't know that I know ha but his wife has told me that she can't awaken him.

Bobbi - posted on 05/27/2009

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My 14 year old still wets the bed pretty regularly, though not every night. He, too, is a very sound sleeper. Unfortunately, he doesn't even wake up when it happens. It's important not to make your son feel bad about it or feel stressed. That makes it worse. Have you tried an alarm that would wake him as soon as he starts to go? You can ask your pediatrician about this or what other recommendations he/she has. Good luck!

Misti - posted on 05/16/2009

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My brother had the same problem and my mom took him to the dr and they said nothing was wrong with him he was healthy as can be. They tried not to give him anything to drink 3hrs before he went to sleep and make him go before he went to sleep but it didn't help him any. Like your kid he was a sound sleeper and if he caught a chill he wet the bed and then he would wake up. He did this until he was like 15. He would never sleep over at any of his friends house because of that so he started setting his alarm to wake himself up at 2:30 every morning and make himself go to sleep. Eventually it just became a habbit for him to wake up and go to the bathroom and stopped.

Jennifer - posted on 05/12/2009

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My brother had the same problem until he was about 13, one of his problems was hyperactivity, has your little man been diagnosed with any type issue. Also my son was doing it and it turned out he was a diabetic,also our dr has told us that the citric acid in SODA causes the bladder to contract and reccomended we do not give any of our boys anything to drink after 7 pm and make sure tehy go to the bathroom on their way to bed. Now granted my son was still only 2 at he time but once he was diagnosed we never had another problem and he is 5. I would try those things I mentioned with the soda and potty right before bed and see if that helps then I would definatley reccomend a trip to the pediatrician and get a plastic matress cover my parents spent thousands on matresses when my brother was little and there is not a whole lot you can do to save them from the stains and smell....good luck and god bless

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