my 6 1/2yr old son still wets bed everynight

Tarsha - posted on 11/06/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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hello, i have 4 boys, one who is 6 1/2yrs old.. next one is 5yrs old then 3yrs old then 4 months...i need some help/advice because the 3 oldest are still in nappies at night..i have been to the doctor (who wasnt very helpful, just told me to bring them in when they are 8yrs old!) in the morning their nappy's will be full and sometimes they actually wet through the nappy! i buy juniour nappies and not the cheapo ones! this is very frustrating, i have tried limiting their drinks, also waking them up b4 i go to bed but its still full in the morning...im mostly worried about my 61/2 yr old and the 5 yr old...could any help or give me some advice/suggestions thankyou

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RongoMarie - posted on 11/07/2009

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my 9 yr old was 7 when I managed to stop the bed wetting the fisrt bit of advice I can give is to keep your cool. if you can control how you react in front of them it will make all the difference.

I did all the same things. no drinks after the sun went down, waking him 3 times a night ( a couple of hours after he went to bed, before I went to bed, and then again at 4 in the morning, I had the alarm set to wake me every night.) I also put him on fish oil tablets and vitamins. they help with the kids attention span and thats good because it also helps keep them calm. kids get so excited that they dont realize there body is trying to tell them things and when they do figure it out its too late. last but not least. during the day when they do go to the toilet make a huge deal out of it. We used to dance around the house and sing to him, kalib went to the toilet, kalib went to the toilet. then he would choose a sticker to put on his toilet chart. that way he felt a great sence of pride when he did go toilet, and all he wanted to do was earn his 10 toilet stickers cause then he got a special treat.

good luck with everything, and remember be persistent, be patient and love them for all there goods and bads.

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Shannon - posted on 11/08/2009

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my son is 7 and still has this issue, although some of his is for medicla reasons, but his pedi did say that bedwetting is genetic and he will otgrow it

(checked and sure enough many male family members in hubbys family had same problem)

Tracy - posted on 11/08/2009

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hi, you can get alarms that go under the sheet that sound when they start to wee. also my son was still wearing nappies at night when he'd gone 4. i stopped by letting him think that he didn't have one on but sneaking in when he was asleep and putting 1 on and taking it off b4 he woke up, he was dry more or less straight away. i also stopped taking him to toilet when i went to bed as i thought that might not be helping cos unconciously he was learning to wee in the night rather than holding it in. hope this helps, it worked for me and since i did that 5 months ago he's dry 99.9% of time

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