My soon to be 7 year old boy still wets his bed at nights.

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Michelle - posted on 07/13/2010

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When I toilet trained by daughters I used to stop them having anything to eat or drink an hour before they went to bed and always ensured they went to the toilet just before they got into bed. This helped a lot with dry nights. If they woke in the night then it was straight to the toilet to try to go before settling them back down again. I took my youngest to the toilet when I went to bed too as she used to bedwet.

I wonder if the amount of sleep your son has makes a difference. My daughters go to bed at 7pm, are normally asleep by 8pm and wake up about 7am. If they need the toilet in the night they wake up and go now by themselves. However, if they have a late night for some reason then they tend to fall into a deeper sleep as they are so tired. They still wake up about 7am regardless.

Esther - posted on 07/13/2010

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hi
ive nannyed 4 17 years an the best ips i can give u is not 2 let a child drink anything but water, milk or apple juice after 12pm which seems nasty but works. its because all othr drinks acts a diaretic and is still working in the system when they go 2 bed which is why alot of children wet.
ive used this with lots of children and within a few months they have been dry (even used it wih my nephew)
also walking them to the toilet around 10pm helps as some children sleep so deep they dont realise that they have a full bladder when asleep.

Jodi - posted on 07/12/2010

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You can't, not really. I have an 11 year ald step-son who still wets the bed most of the time, and nothing has worked. He really just has to outgrow it. My husband (his dad) wet the bed until he was about 11 or 12. It does tend to be genetic, and it is more prevalent in males than in females. Check if his dad may have been a bedwetter (or maybe an uncle), and chances are he will wet the bed until about the same age.

However, having said that, you should take him to the doctors for a check up, because there are medical reasons why this could still be happening. You need to rule these out first. Once they are ruled out, there are things that do work for some kids (such as the alarm, no drinking after a certain time, and even medications), so you should discuss these with the doctor too. But please don't punish him and make him feel like it is his fault. It isn't :)

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