My 10 year old still wets the bed what do I do

Mary - posted on 01/21/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

1

11

0

My daughter is 10 and still wets the bed almost every night. The doctor says she will grow out of it but is this something allot of other kids go through? When she has a sleep over she stays dry but at home it's constant bed wetting. I monitor what and when and how much she drinks before bed but it still happens. Any advice?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Lori - posted on 01/21/2010

7

17

0

I had a similar problem with my son and read that some kids sleep so soundly that they aren't aware of the need to pee at night--which is why they wet.



I got this device specifically made for the problem. It's a small battery-operated pack that you hook on to their pajama pants. There's a wire that goes from the battery pack and it has a snap on the end of it, which you snap onto the crotch of their underpants.



As soon as the slightest moisture touches it, an alarm sounds that wakes the child. It's loud enough that you can hear it in a nearby room, so you can get up and help your child to the bathroom.



After the third night my son never had another accident. It sort of re-trains their brain so they learn to wake up when they feel the need to pee. It worked like a dream.



Amazon carries a bunch of different models. Here's a link to the list of products on the 1st page. You might be able to find one cheaper on craigslist or eBay. Good luck! http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=a9_s...

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

7 Comments

View replies by

Wendy - posted on 01/25/2010

263

29

57

I wet the bed till i was 11 now there were reasons.. Fear was one my father was very abusive (physicaly not sexualy that i know of) ... We left him when i was 10 bad memory before that, but i also remember dreaming i was on the toilet and just waking up wet......lol...... My concern is that she stays dry at friends but not at home Could be a easy ancer like lazyness or genitics but i would explore all other explinations as well hope this helps....

Elenaor - posted on 01/25/2010

2

0

0

my son who is now 17wet his bed until he was 15. He came to me at about 15yrs and said mom you know I am just lazy to get up to pee but it is getting annoying and with that he stopped wetting but it drove me crazy for 11 years dealing with the expense of new beds new sheets and the smell. I discovered that this is a family thing that goes way back in my family especially with the boys.

Isabelle - posted on 01/21/2010

12

2

1

My friends' son has the same condition and they are taking him to a chiropractor. He has been wearing the larger Pullups at night only!

Kendra - posted on 01/21/2010

7

28

2

We bought a monitor for my son...trying to remember the name of it...worked in under a month!! He is such a heavy sleeper, and this would get him up. I have to say that you need to be willing to commit to getting up when you hear it, because if she is a heavy sleeper, you have to help her wake up and respond. It was well worth it at our house! Got it...the WetStop3 by PottyMD...it wasn't terribly expensive, and it has a vibrate mode to get their attention. You attach it to the pj's using a magnet that is part of the device. Best of luck!!

Carol - posted on 01/21/2010

4

5

0

My two daughters one adopted and one biological wet the bed till 12, they wore pullups

we had invasive testing done bladder stretched and nothing helped. she will grow out of it eventually, they sleep so soundly they don't wake up to pee.

Sandra - posted on 01/21/2010

2

8

1

Have you tried counseling? Maybe, it is other things going on. I stopped when I was 11 years old. But, my mom told my brother to tell my friends in school. Mean mommy!!!!!!!

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms