My son in 7 and still wets the bed regularly and I can't understand why?

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LOUISE - posted on 09/02/2012

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he needs to drink at east 7 pints of fluid a day which sounds a lot but really is'nt. that's what worked for my daughter and that's the advice given to me from the incontinence nurse. hope it works for you, good luck!

LOUISE - posted on 09/02/2012

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my daughter wet the bed until she was 14. we have now managed to train her bladder. it may be that he does not drink enough during the day and so his bladder does not stretch enough to hold the fluid thru the night. I would recommend trying to fill him up with drinks during the day and do not give him a drink an hour before bed, try to limit the amount of brown drinks he has and do not wake him in the night to go to the toilet as this is telling his bladder it's ok to go. if all else fails you can go to your doctor and this can be treated with medication and believe me it works. my daughter went from wetting 3 times a night to dryness .

Christina - posted on 09/01/2012

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My 7 y/o still wets as well. Dr's won't even address the issue until he is 12. I guess at that point they look for a medical reason, but until then it's considered normal? I've tried everything too... cutting out drinks before bed, using bathroom before bed, waking him up in the middle of the night... nothing helps.



I find it more typical in kids w/ADHD or in those w/symptoms related to that... their body is in over-drive all day long that once their head hits the pillow there's no signals connecting the brain to the bladder b/c they completely shut down. Sounds strange, but I do believe there's truth behind that theory.

Jodi - posted on 09/01/2012

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My step-son wet his bed until he was 12. There was nothing medically wrong with him, he just wasn't ready. The messages simply weren't getting through. A number of children will still be wetting their bed when they enter puberty, so it isn't unusual. My step-son was still wetting after entering puberty, so the doctor gave him some medication for a few weeks to get things rolling, and he now hasn't had a wet bed in almost 12 months.



The important thing is that you don't punish him or make him feel bad about it, because it is probably totally out of his control. We just had a mattress protector on the bed, and had pull ups available and were able to keep the fuss to a minimum.



You probably should take him for a check up with the doctor, just to rule out any medical reasons for still wetting the bed, but other than that, the best cure is time and understanding.

Michelle - posted on 09/01/2012

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Some children don't night train until a lot later. I was talking to a grandmother at school and she was told that some boys don't stop having accidents until they hit puberty so it's normal.

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Sian - posted on 09/02/2012

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Ok thank you for that advice he doesn't drink much actually but he doesn't go to the toilet regularily in the day either he can go 5 hours in the day without going to the toilet we have to keep reminding him to go, maybe there is a problem? Il ask the doctor who we r seeing Tuesday c what he says

Sian - posted on 09/02/2012

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The thing is he woz trained at night from the age of 4 then when he was 5 he was diagnosed with absence epilepsy and it's since then that he has started wetting the bed at first it's because we new he was having episodes during the night, but now the episodes have stopped and he is being weened off his meds and he is still doing it. He can got 3 to 4 weeks without wetting then he wets for about a week or sometimes more none stop. My husband is getting really frustrated about it and keeps telling him off for doing it cuz don't nowhat else to do. But if he stays at his nans over night or we go go on holiday he doesn't do it, thanks for the advice at least I no we arnt alone I think I will ask the doctor just to rule out anything medical isn't wrong.

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