Summer - posted on 03/05/2016 ( 9 moms have responded )
I have been having issues with my older son and wetting the bed. He has always wet the bed since he potty trained. He was super easy to train, all I did was put a cheerio in the toilet and he started to pee all on his own. Never had to repeatedly take him to the bathroom. I took him to the doctor a few years back and they said that he would fully develop and there was nothing to worry about. They suggested the adult diapers, plastic sheets, alarms, etc. My son is a deep sleeper so I figured that was probably the issue. He does not drink anything after 7 pm and his bedtime is 8 pm. As he is getting older and missing out on a lot, I do not think this is the case anymore. The bed wetting was getting so bad that we moved his room from down stairs, up. He had the whole basement smelling like pee. I had a plastic sheet on his bed but he would get up and put his pee'd in underwear in the back of his closet or just in his laundry basket and not clean up his bed. He would move his comforter and say that it wasn't wet, even if it smelled like pee. Since he moved up stairs the peeing is not as often, but it is getting worse in different ways. He now will pee the bed, go to take a shower and not actually get in the shower. He will say that he turned the shower on and fell asleep on the toilet and that's why he didn't get in the shower. He will also not strip his bed or take his laundry to the laundry room and then it stinks up the whole hallway. You can literally smell that he pee'd when you start to go down the hallway. Here recently he has been arguing with me saying that he did not pee. There will be a huge spot on his bed that is wet, wet underwear in his laundry basket, and he will argue to the death that he did NOT pee. He has gone so far as to get so upset that he cries and then that makes him mad and he breaks blood vessels in his face. I am at the point where I do not know what to do. I don't know if I should punish or what I should do. I do want to take him back to the doctor to find out the issue, but either way that won't help the fact that he is arguing and seems to truly believe he is NOT peeing the bed. Any advice or perspective would be greatly appreciated. I have 5 boys and I work 6 days a week and he is the only child I have that is giving me such a hard time with this. My 3 year old does not even pee the bed at night and he doesn't wear diapers. So I am completely lost on what to do. Please , please help. Thanks!