Wetting Bed with Goodnight

Cyndi - posted on 04/24/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is 6 1/2 years old and a deep sleeper. We have been using a goodnight with him since he was 3 1/2 years old. I started waking him up before I go to bed (even though he is still half asleep) for the past two months. Recently in this past week, he has been soaking the goodnight and wetting the bed, several times a week. I think he is going through a growth spurt but wondering what other moms have experienced in this situation? Any tricks that have worked? Last night I woke him up, really woke him up, twice before I went to bed but he still slept 8 hour after I woke him up last. It's just a little spot. Any suggestions or experience is welcome.

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Katrina - posted on 04/27/2010

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my daughter wet the bed until she was 4 1/2... we stopped drinks about and hour in a half before bedtime and it got to the point that i had to wake you before i went to bed and then set my alarm to get up in the middle of the night and take her to the bathroom again... now she is 8 and once in a great great while she might have an accident, but at some point they will outgrow it... have you had him check for bladder problems? or is it just that he's a deep sleeper?... if its the point that it's just a deep sleeper wake him many times in the middle of the night - i know its a hassle but so isn't washing bedding every other day...

Nicola - posted on 04/26/2010

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some of my nieces and nephews went through this one of them needed the nasal spray to provide the hormone they would normally have but grew out of it in puberty and with the others i think having to change there own beds once they got to about 7 helped them.

Shanna - posted on 04/24/2010

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Well, I don't have a bed wetter, but I myself went through it. What worked best for me until I grew out of it, unfortunately, is getting woken up half way through the night. That was besides my parents getting me to go just before they went to bed too.

Believe me it is just as hard on him as it is you. I say "unfortunately" there because for me it took a few school years before it stopped completely. It was frustrating, because there was no pattern, but Good Luck to both of you. It will stop eventually, it's just rough getting there. At least now there is a lot more support and tools. I do believe there may be some things a doctor could recommend as well, but I am not sure. Again good luck and be patient.

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