Bed Wetting

Kathleen - posted on 02/08/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My 13 year old son still wets the bed. We have tried EVERYTHING in our power to get him to stop. Every time I ask the doctor about it, he tells me that my son will out grow it. We've even seen a pediatric urologist and there is nothing wrong with his bladder or kidneys. I just don't know what else to do and my son and I are really tired of dealing with it. If anyone has any new advice, I would be greatful to hear it. Thanks.

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Amie - posted on 02/08/2009

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If I were you I would just let it go. He will grow out of it. I know it's frustrating, but personally I can't wrap my brain around the thought of shocking your kid to hurry them into growing up and developing in their own way (no offense - that's just my opinion). Those devices have been for decades, and I'm sure that they've come a long way, but my cousin had the same problem and he did grow out of it. My aunt also had tried everything (including bribery and threatening him with that shocking device) and she finally came to the conclusion that he just couldn't wake up because he was such a deep sleeper and through understanding and patience they would finally get through their struggle - and they did. It's hard to patiently wait for our children to work through their struggles, and it's trying, but it does make them stronger and more confident when they are able to successfully find their own way and work it out. This is totally just my opinion, and I hope that, in some small way, it helps you and your son. God bless and good luck in whatever you choose to do!!!!

Bridgette - posted on 12/06/2009

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My husband got my stepson a pad to put in his underware that made a horrid noise when he peed the bed. The alarm in the pad woke him up. He did that 3 times and never did it again.

Jennifer - posted on 02/09/2009

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I have heard of "trainers" if you will. They say you wet because the bladder and the brain are not working together. They are little alarms. A device hooks to their pjs by the ear and a pad goes in the underwear. When water hits the pad the alarm goes off. You will have to get up a first because they say the child does not hear it in the beginning, and they will still soak the bed. Eventually it is suppose to train the bladder and brain to work together. No shocking, no drugs. Try www.DRI-Sleeper.com. Hope this was helpful.

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Katy - posted on 12/12/2009

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Hmm I am no expert! But I had that problem when I was young, however I did have some traumatic childhood experiences that made me that way. My mum bought me device that went under the sheet that an alarm sounded to wake me as soon as it felt the slightest be of moisture! Don't know if it wouold help?

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in my opinion wetters do not do it on purpose or out of lazyness, who wants to wake up wet and have to go change and wait for the bed to be changed and ....I have a 12 and 10yo ds who still wets on occasion and he feels really bad and guilty when he does, isnt that punishment enough? I have no problem with teaching children to do laundry for the sake of knowing how to do laundry but to make them believe they have done something bad and it deserves a punishment is in my eyes not very kind or supportive.

I have heard of all the bells and whistles and meds that can help and have chosen not to use any of them. I remind them not to drink alot but do not stop them from having a drink at all, sometimes you get thirsty, I have however heard that red dye, which is linked to many bad things, can cause bedwetting and I have tried to eliminate it from their diets. It does seem that when they have that slushy or those popsicle or alot of things have dyes in them you would be surprised, they seem to have a wet night. I also have a protective absorbent pad under their sheet so if they wet they go change, put wet clothes on the wet bed, roll it up and I throw on a new sheet. its quick and gets us all back to sleep soon. Being prepared ahead of time has helped alot. I do not want to offend others choices, yet I need to express my opinion, or maybe a different way of looking at this. I remember I used to dream I was on the toilet and wet sometimes. hope this might help. blessings

Debi - posted on 12/05/2009

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Make sure he is getting enough to drink during the day and that he is going enough during the day... Also I got a alarm for my daughter that has to alarms in one set the first alarm for 3 hours after he goes to bed far enough away that he has to get up to turn it off. Then set the next timer 2 hours before he is to get up in the morning.. You may have to adjust them to fit his needs but Im sure you get the picture.. I had to tell my daughter that if I caught her turning it off and not going to the restroom she would get privileges taken away (no video games ect.) When she got old enough I made her start washing the sheets and stuff and remaking the bed she grew out of peeing in the bed real quick come to find out she was being lazy about it and would rather get up to pee then to wash everything... I hope this helps. God Bless and good luck

Jenny - posted on 02/10/2009

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plastic sheet to save the matrice and no drinks after 7 o'clock and wake him up before you go to bed and take him to the loo if you keep to the same routine he will start wakeing by himself you may have to do a later one (put your alarm on) he sounds just like by brother and i got him into a routine and never made him feel bad about it because it is normal. but i did notice that if he got stressed or upset he would wet the bed. even though he had been dry for ages. hope this helps.

Amie - posted on 02/09/2009

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Kudos to you moms!!! What great advice. I had talked to my Aunt and she too said that she stopped giving drinks at 6:00. She also said that she didn't offer any thing that contained sugar in it to drink after 4:00 per her doctors instructions. Hopefully one of these ideas will hit the mark! Take care!!! 

Heather - posted on 02/09/2009

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I have 3 daughters who wet the bed.  One is chronic every night and the other 2 are hit and miss.  My sister gave me a home herbal remedy that I will be trying this month.  I will let you know what I think.  It is a tea made of corn silk and comfrey root.  Sounds a bit odd to me but I think it is worth the try considering I end up changing sheets on 3 beds a day!

Bri - posted on 02/09/2009

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My son is 9 and he's been wetting the bed. He shares a room with his 7 year old brother and they have a bathroom in their room, so I rearranged the room to where he sleeps next to the bathroom. That didn't seem to help. I would ground him, make him wash his own sheets... thinking he was doing it on purpose. (I've never had boys before, these are my stepkids). I told him he's not to drink anything after a certain time and he seems to be doing better now. So far, he hasn't had an accident in a week. *crosses fingers* I hope he's finally grown out of it....



I also read that kids with ADD have this habit so I relaxed a bit about it, because all of my boys have a form of ADD.

Jessica - posted on 02/08/2009

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my cuzin used to be a bed wetter and my son became a bed wetter too.  It was really bad and I am still trying to get the horrable smell out of the room.  I can say that I tryed everything too.  The doctors told me the same things about my son.  I thought their was no hope as well intill my aunt told me about this device.  Basiclly you order it on a medical website.  What it is...its just like the plastic you put on the bed under the sheets you know except this thing gives the child a little shock nothing to hurt the child but enough to wake him up to go to bathroom.  The only problem I had with it was my son would wake up but never made it to the bathroom b/c he just got out of bed and peed on floor.  lol anyway i got mine from my aunt but she said they are on medical websites and a doctor should know what it is.  My doctor did.  I had to mention it to him though



 

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