bed wetting?

Anne-Marie - posted on 06/03/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




hi we are trying to get my son (6) out of nappies at bed time, how do i do this, we tryed last night and he wet the bed, even though we woke him to go to the toilet at 11pm, how can i encourage him to keep going as hes a little disheartened :(
thanks anne


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Heather - posted on 06/04/2010




My son is 6 (soon to be 7) and he still wets at night. I spoke with my friends about this and their sons, same age, are still wetting the bed and wear pull-ups at night. I think boys take longer and relate to the "pee-pee feeling" later than girls.

Krystyna - posted on 06/04/2010




Our son is 6 and we are in the same situation. He still wears a pull up to sleep, and sometimes the pullup and all the bedding are soaked. I dont want to concern you, but has your son been tested for Type 1 Diabetes?? Our son was diagnosed in Oct 2009. Nocturnal bed wetting is a symptom of high blood sugar. The way we found out was by asking the Dr. why he is still wettting the bed at this age. The Dr. did a urine dip for glucose, and the rest is history. Please get him checked out.

Lisa-Marie - posted on 06/03/2010




My son is four and is a really deep sleeper like his dad who was still wetting the bed when he was 8. I think the night time training pants are great. They are almost like undies but if he has an accident their is no wet sheets. I would suggest changing him from nappies to the training pants for the first week so that he doesn't get disheartened. Limiting liquids at least a couple of hours before bed time and getting him up two times during the night maybe 11pm plus around 4am - a couple of hours before wake up time would be better. Also a night light leading to the toilet can help.
Hope this helps :)

Kelina - posted on 06/03/2010




Try limiting liquids after dinnertime or about 6:30. That way his bladder won't be as full during the night. And let him know that it's ok to have accidents sometimes. Also, i'm not sure where you live but how cold does his bedroom get at night? One thing that happened with my best friends little brother was that when his room got too cold he would wet the bed. I also noticed it with the boys i used to watch, if i closed their bedroom window at night, they wouldn't wet the bed. It could be something simple, or it could be something deeper. Don't get angry, and don't get too stressed. It can happen. Good luck!

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