My boy is turning 6 years tomorrow but he still wet's his bed, why?
Jodi - posted on 08/15/2013
This is actually pretty normal. Your pediatrician is right, he will outgrow it. In the meantime, you need to be patient. By all means, try the alarm, and many other techniques, but for some children, nothing works but maturity. In general, it is more common in boys, and they will generally outgrow it once they hit puberty.
My step son wet his bed until he was 12. Yes, it was frustrating, but we had it set up so that he had a protective cover on his mattress, then a sheet, then another protective cover and another sheet, and then a spare pair of PJs on the side. Two layers of bedding and a spare set of PJs meant a peaceful night. He could just change PJs, strip the top layer of his bed and throw it on the laundry floor to deal with in the morning, and it was not stressful for anyone (including him).
Seja - posted on 08/15/2013
Thanks Chet MC, I've spoken to his paediatrician about and he says I should worry about coz he will outgrow it, he reckons it's a phase his going through. I'll have a look at the website and see if whether it helps. I like the alarm idea coz he is a deeper sleeper. Thanks again.
Chet - posted on 08/15/2013
Talk to your paediatrician to rule out any medical problems. Take a look at a website like thebedwetting store. We buy all of our mattress covers from them, but they specialize in bed wetting products. Bed wetting alarms can be useful if you have a deep sleeper who needs to be trained to wake up, but it can take up to three months. This is really a very common problem, especially among 5 and 6 year olds. Some doctors will tell you not to worry until a child is closer to 8.
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