Jamie - posted on 04/09/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )
I realize a lot of boys still wet the bed at this age, but there has to be a way to control it. we have tried the alarm underwear where it wakes him up when he starts to wet, we have tried, literally waking him up in the middle of the night, (which worked on some occasions but not on the majority), we have tried limiting drinking after 5 pm, (which is very difficult because he is in sports sometimes till 7:30pm), and we have tried just using underwear no pull ups at night so he can feel the wetness, (we did this for 2 months! and after that I was sick of washing sheets every night!) We have also tried the rewards thing, "you don't pee the bed tonight and you will get a dollar tomorrow," or something like that. I don't know what else to do for him, now I feel like it is a mental block. He spends the night with several friends and takes one with him with the host parent fully aware of his issue and he REFUSES to wear the pull up. He hasn't peed the bed at a friends house, which makes me think he is just lazy at home. I don't know what else to do with him.. I know the day will come when he spends the night with a friend and actually pees with out a pull up and it will be very embarrassing for him. I know there is medication out there, but do I really want to go that route?