7 yr old son still wears pullup to bed...help with bedwetting?

Sasha - posted on 08/30/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 7 year old son absolutely has to wear a pull up to bed every night because he soaks himself. I limit nighttime drinks...it doesn't seen to help. I've tried waking him up....walking him to the toilet..then he just pees on the wall while he is asleep! Help!

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Roxana - posted on 09/04/2009

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My son is 6 almost 7 and has the same problem. I did so much laundry and was exhausted. I talked to his pediatrician and she said some boys take longer but it won't last forever, so i put him back on pull-ups at night. I feel bad for my little guy because some of his friends are starting to have sleepovers and he wants to as well but doesn't want anyone to know that he's still wearing pull-ups. I'm going to try the underwear under the pull, haven't tried that yet. Let's see what happens.

Susan - posted on 09/01/2009

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I have 3 boys and they all had this issue. I would make have them wear a pull up, limited the drinks after dinner, even woke them up. Nothing worked until I had them wear their underwear under the pull up and then they actually started to notice the wetness and eventually grew out of it, although every now and then my 10 year old still has some issues. time and patience.

Stephanie - posted on 09/01/2009

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My son's doctor told me that there is a hormone that is responsible for signaling the bladder to produce less urine at night. In some children this level is too low and when you combine that with a heavy sleeper who can't sense the urge to go you have bed wetting. My seven year old was just prescribed a medicine that will supposedly help with this. Hope it works as he is now at the age where it is embarrassing for him to wear the pull ups. Check with your doctor and good luck!

Sasha - posted on 08/31/2009

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Thank you very much. My mother in law compares him with my 2 nieces who never have accidents. One is just 2 months older than my son. I get a bit defensive about it. Personally, I remember wetting the bad till I was around 7, so maybe it's a hereditary thing too? lol, if it is, my smaller son doesn't have a chance! ha Thank you!

Sasha - posted on 08/31/2009

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Thank you very much. My mother in law compares him with my 2 nieces who never have accidents. One is just 2 months older than my son. I get a bit defensive about it. Personally, I remember wetting the bad till I was around 7, so maybe it's a hereditary thing too? lol, if it is, my smaller son doesn't have a chance! ha Thank you!

Latoya - posted on 08/31/2009

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I TOTALLY know what you are going through!!! you are not alone my five year old has the very same problem. the only thing i can suggest is a lot of patience and support for him because he really needs that. and keep your head up because he will outgrow it eventually!!!!!! (smile)

Katie - posted on 08/30/2009

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Ok....this is so normal.

My son had the same issue, I could not figure out what was going on. Then I found out that my cousin and uncle both had the same problem. Here are some things I found out.

One is that boys sleep alot harder then girls so it is harder for them to wake up they just keep sleeping. I had to stop giving my son drinks after 7 and I always made sure he went to the bathroom before bed time. He would still wet the bed. What ever you do dont get mad at him he is just as embaresed by this as you may be. He will eventually grow out of this. the hardest thing is all of the laudry you have to do because of it. It will just take him a little tim. My son is almost ten now and a week ago he had a accident in bed it was the first one in a year. It will get better.

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