Toni - posted on 09/04/2012 ( 197 moms have responded )
My 9 year old is a bed wetter. I have taken him to a pediatric urologist and everything is normal. They did say he had a lot of stool impaction (severe constipation) and suggested Ex-Lax and MiraLax for a week to help alleviate pressure on his bladder. This did not help the bed wetting. My big issue is his dad - who feels I am enabling our son to continue his bedwetting by my continued use of goodnites. We are divorced and this only adds to the strain of our relationship. He feels that this is sending mixed messages to our son that dad doesn't use them and mom does and that we should both be on the same page. I would prefer not do laundry every day and have my elder son who shares a top bunk bed wake up to the smell of urine. I don't feel discontinuing the goodnites is going to stop the bedwetting. I feel our son has an immature bladder and is a very heavy sleeper. We've tried the bed wetting alarm, limiting of fluids, getting up in the middle of the night to pee. It just gets very frustrating that this is such a hot topic with my ex-husband. He doesn't agree to disagree , but, keeps jackhammering me to stop the goodnite use. All advice is welcome.