How to handle bed wetting of a 11 year old HFA boy

Monica - posted on 05/03/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




Our son has bed wetting accidents at night and he is now 11 years old. We have tried everything from no liquids after 6 or 7 pm, no soda, wake him up at 5:30 am; but many times he has already had an accident. Often, especially when he was younger, he didnt even realize his undergarments were wetso he would put his school pants over his wet underwear. My husband and I beleive it stems from his disability, perhaps stress at school makes it worse. Once our Dr. suggested medication for bedwetting but we were unsure if we should give this to him. Any other moms have this problem and what have you done?


Jodi - posted on 05/03/2012




Monica, my step son was wetting his bed until he was about 12 1/2 and it turned out to just be a part of the brain that had not matured. We tried everything, and when he hit puberty and was still bed wetting, they tried him on the medication and he hasn't looked back. Basically, the medication he was on woke up the part of the brain that the hormones were supposed to wake up (putting it very simply, LOL).

I would suggest taking him to see the doctor, ruling out any medical reason for the problem (if you haven't already done so), and then discuss your options. In the meantime, put a plastic on the bed, and you CAN also get pull ups in larger sizes to minimise the laundry.

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Mary - posted on 03/06/2013




My 11yr old son also wets the bed at least five or six nights out of seven. I too have tried stopping the drinking after a certain time and waking him up at 5.30am. I know he sneeks water from the bathroom tap. The doctor has told me his bladder is not fully developed and he will grow out of it. I am tired of washing sheets! He would have to wear adult pull ups as older boys pull ups are not available where I live - I have even tried making him put the sheets in the machine and wash them but he still wets. He is very active during the day and I also think he is a very heavy sleeper and this might have something to do with it. I believe the problem more common than many admit

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