I have a problem with my son he`s 7 and still wet`s the bed and he sleeps with a night light. Need help


Bre - posted on 03/09/2009




I agree with the other posts. Stop his drinking 2 hours before bed. You may try to get him up at a certain time to help train him to get up and go to the potty.

The thing I did w my oldest was cut his drinking but his body stays so hot he stayed thirsty! But I would get him up when I ever I got up to take him to the pot. Sometimes once or twice a night. Now he will get up on his one at the same time or he will hold it.

Most like your son will grow out of.

Hang in there.

Tracey - posted on 03/09/2009




Quoting Debbie:

I have a problem with my son he`s 7 and still wet`s the bed and he sleeps with a night light. Need help

hello debbie i had problems with my son wetting the bed at nighttime which i spoke to a health visitor and she was very helpful,  we had a chart for my son where if he was dry that nite we would give him 50p for being dry and nothin if he was wet which the chart did help you can get them from the health visitor. as my son had his frist trip away for 3 days and didnt want him to get teased about it.they also did tell us not to give him a drink after t as it used to wake him up as he wet the bed. hope this helps you out. If you need to chat about it again feel free to get in touch with me


Sonja - posted on 03/02/2009




It is unlikely to be laziness. 5% of 10yr old boys still wet the bed, some kids just have a harder time learning to hold it in at night. By this age, stopping the pull-ups and having him help with washing is a good idea. Seeing your pediatrician to discuss other options like potty alarms is reasonable as well.

Christina - posted on 03/02/2009




Try cutting out anything to drink at least two hours before he goes to bed. It seems to work on my 3 year old! And as far as the night light goes,  I wouldn't worry about it. My daughter is 10 and as to have her TV on for a night light.

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Debbie - posted on 03/02/2009




Thanx for the help. The thing is we don`t have any history of bedwetting in the family. And this happens every other night sometimes every night. I have been cutting anything to drink after 5 and it`s still not working maybe it`s a good idea to take him to a docter. I really don`t know if it`s lazyniss or if there is realy something wrong. Maybe it`s just me worrying.

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Some kids are challenged by wedwetting at later ages than others. Is there any history of bedwetting in the family?

My son wore "goodnights" until he was 7 when he finally grew out of it. Some kids just sleep so soundly! And they dream that they are using the toilet! Wake up to "OOps- guess it was only a dream!" My husband and at least one of his brothers had bed wetting episodes at that age too. It makes a difference if it's "once in a while" or every night.

If it's often then you might ask the pediatrician.

How did we handle it?

When he wet the bed at age 7 we didn't comment on it, but taught him how to strip the bed, load the washer and clean it all up. No shaming. If he could "help it" he wouldn't do it.

As for the night light- not a big deal! Lots of folks have a little light on, if only to help them find the bathroom in the middle of the night without tripping over stuff...

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