13yo boy and still wetting the bed
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*Lisa* - posted on 03/25/2010
My brother wet the bed til that age also. My parents tried everything. I'm sure you are exhausted with trying so many different things! And I'm sure you are a good mum and it's not something that you are doing wrong that is causing it. My mum had to install one of those moisture detectors as well that Gretchen was talking about. It would beep and wake him up when it detected that he was weeing. Obviously that was too late coz he had already wet the bed but it helped him wake up more when he realised he needed to go to the toilet. He was just a really deep sleeper. I hope it works out for your son soon! I know my bro was really embarrased about it but it sounds like it's quite common. Good luck! :)
Anouscka - posted on 03/25/2010
Eens in de gaten houden wanneer hij in bed plast(het uur)
Dan eens wakker maken in de nacht om te gaan plassen.
Vraag eens na of er problemen zijn op school waar hij erg mee bezig is(vriendjes,leerkracht die hem niet liggen,gestraft...)
Gretchen - posted on 03/23/2010
My son s 11 and has ADD and also wets the bed. I have found that he has a hard time falling asleep because his mind just isnt shutting down and when he finally does, it is such a deep sleep that he just doesnt wake up. I no longer allow drinks after 7 and he goes to the bathroom before bed. Usually I get up around 4 am to wake him to go and we also have a monitor under his bottom that goes off immediately when moisture is evident.
Cathy - posted on 03/22/2010
Thankyou everyone for your feedback....I have tried that many things & his doctor has said that there is nothing wrong & that he will eventually grow out of it.
He isn't wetting the bed very often now, so I'm hoping he will stop soon.
I did the "no drinks after dinner" & now he doesn't drink after dinner & I would wake him up to go to the toilet before I went to bed & now he makes sure that he goes to the toilet before he goes to bed.
Bridgette....I do talk to him & I do listen to him. He knows that he can talk to me.
Lexie - posted on 03/22/2010
I agree with Leanne Price...one of my twins was born breech and when the first twin was sleeping dry, and she wasn't, we waited a while to see if she would also...then my hubby mentioned it to his chiropractor who said "Was she breech? Bring her in, I can do something for her..." And 3 visits later, we started having dry nights...within 5 visits we had no more wet nights. He said it has something to do with the alignment of the back when they are born and being breech it puts things out of alignment even more...give it a go, if all else has failed, you don't have anything to lose...Good luck!
Leanne - posted on 03/22/2010
My daughter wet the bed till about that age as well, and what we did to fix once and for all was 4 trips to the chiropractor. They do much more than crack your back, they are educated in nerves and tissue etc. and just the smallest amount of pressure on one nerve can cause bed wetting. We tried to the no drinks after supper, waking her up before we went to bed at night you name it we did it. But the chiropractor did the trick :)
Maybe make an appointment even if it is just to go in and talk to the Dr.
Jenn - posted on 03/22/2010
As someone who finally stopped wetting the bed at the age of 13, I can relate. My parents also tried everything. They took me to the Dr several times - nothing was wrong with me. The only problem was that I just did not wake up to go pee. What finally worked was an alarm that goes off when it gets wet. It took a few weeks, but it did work so that eventually I woke up before the alarm sounded and I stayed dry. Obviously I don't wet the bed now, but to be honest, I don't get up to go pee - most mornings I wake up with a VERY full bladder! Anyway, I know how he feels, and trust me, it is NOT good - embarrassing, shameful - especially if your parents punish you for it. But I highly recommend an enuresis alarm! Best of luck! Also, make sure he knows he's not alone - it is actually a fairly common problem, just most don't like to talk about it and admit it.
Monica - posted on 03/21/2010
ok so he doesn't even wake up and have to go? does he wake up after he's wet the bed?? maybe there's an underlying problem he's going through that's making him nervous and it's coming through while he's sleeping?? is he ok during the day?? maybe if he didn't drink anything after dinner?? what if you went and woke him up before you went to bed and make him go, or set an alarm for him? i mean, he's old enough to have an alarm set and to get up and go... it's better than a wet bed!!!
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