How to stop teenage boy from wetting the bed

Marie - posted on 05/27/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )




Our 13yr grandson is still wetting the bed. I took him to the doctor and he suggested these alarms out there. I really do not like that idea. Any tips on what to try ?


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Lyndal - posted on 05/28/2012




When I was around the age of 8 or 9 I got given an alarm attached to a pad under my bed. As soon as it got wet the alarm went off. It happened once where I didn't wake up and then after that I began to wake recognising I was wet and fix it up myself and then I learnt to wake up before I wet the bed. It was retraining my brain to recognise the bodily symbols of having a full bladder.
I think they work.
However, it depends why your son is wetting the bed. I would totally steer clear of medication unless it is an actual medical issue such as urinary tract infections etc.
I'd try the alarm first to be honest because it may not take very long if it's just as simple as his brain doesn't recognise the need to do a wee while he's deeply asleep.
My mum's friend had a teenage son who at 16 still wet the bed. I can't remember how they got through it though. But just mentioning it to say he's not the only teenage boy who ahs had this issue. :)

Marie - posted on 05/28/2012




We have done the meds and the dr said that was just a short fix and it didn't even work. No I have not had his bladder checked but we will do that. He is not a heavy drinker either. Thanks for the tips

Michelle - posted on 05/27/2012




there are meds out there to help stop this my sons friends used them at the age of 6 to help him stop wetting the bed ask your doctor about it.

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Has his bladder been checked? It was 15+ years ago, but my brother had this problem until he was in middle school. The doctor said his bladder was underdeveloped at the time and put him on a medication. I have no idea what it was, but I do remember them also recommending nothing to drink within 4 hours of bedtime as well to help prevent the bladder from being full while sleeping.

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