Older kids and bedwetting

Becky - posted on 09/10/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I have an 11 year old and an 8 year old that both still wet the bed... my 11 yr old not so much now, but still on occasion. My 8 yr old, almost every night. And sometimes during the day. Its been a frustrating battle. I have taken my 8 year old to several specialists as of recently. They did several scans on her bladder, kidneys and small intestine.... but as far as they can tell there is nothing wrong. I don't let the kids have anything to drink after 6, they go to bed by nine. They are in a safe home, with both parents. Has anyone else ever had this prob?? And if so, what are your ideas for trying to break them of this?? (oh yes, have done the wake them up every two hours)

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Megan - posted on 10/01/2012

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Hi! I remember so well how frustrating and helpless I felt to help my son stop wetting the bed. He wet every single night until he was 8 years old. He just used pull ups when he was younger. I kept a no big deal attitude. When he reached age 8 the bedwetting began to lower his self esteem. He worried that his friends would find out and he want to go to sleepovers. So I talked with him about using a bedwetting alarm and we read the book Prince Bravery and Grace-Attack of the Wet Knights. He wanted to try the alarm. I purchased the malem with alarm and vibration. He slept right through it at first -which is typical of a child who wets at night. Typically the childs brain does not recognize the full bladder signal while sleeping. The alarm trains the brain to react to the full bladder signal. So I would wake him. Sometimes several times in one night. But gradually he began to wake by himself. And in less than three months he went from wet every single night to dry every single night. I found a lot of positive information about bedwetting and alarm use at www.braveryandgrace.com

Good luck and God Bless!





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Jodi - posted on 12/11/2011

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my daughter is 8 was dry till age 6 and started bed wetting. we have taken her to all kinds of docters had all kinds of test and after a family member put there daughter on it i asked one of her doctors about it and got her put on the nose spray a week ago and since then she has only wet the bed 2 times..it has been every night.... Her doctor said that when kids reach ages 10 -14 they stop has something to do with them starting puberty.

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My daughter is 11 and still has trouble occasionally. It does seem related to stress. She does her own laundry and we treat it as no big deal. I worry more for her as she is quite tired of it.

Becky - posted on 09/10/2009

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ok.... so is that a once a day tablet? How old were your kids when they started it?

Becky - posted on 09/10/2009

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What pill annie??

My son was using a nasal spray to help slow down the contractions on the bladder and that seemed to work for awhile, till our insurance quit covering it... go figure.


Yea i don't punish the kids for it..... but i have them learning how to do their own laundry lol..... well at least my son, i still do my daughter's laundry. *sigh* Just figured by this time in their lives, i wouldn't have to worry about their wetting anymore....

Jessie - posted on 09/10/2009

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my sister had that problem, and she is about 8 now and she has pretty much out grown it on her own, we try to make sure that her days don't get to hectic or stressfull as that seems to play in to it, and we don't critise her for it just change the bedding and run a bath, some kids keep wetting at night into their teens but they all out grow it eventually, have your own washer and dryer makes it a little easier, just stay calm, and don't punish them for it they can't help it

Annie - posted on 09/10/2009

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Well I went through the same problem and with the help of a a pill at night for bedwetting that is what worked and guess what my kids after two mo of being on that pill doesnt need it and has stopped wetting the bed

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