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Does anyone have any advice on bedwetting? My son turns five next month and still wets at night the majority of the time. At his 4-year old health check the nurse told us not to worry about it and he would grow out of it. Although it has slightly improved over the past year, I still have to put him in pull-ups at night and this is starting to bother him. If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it!
I've tried things such as not letting him drink too much at bedtime,etc, but nothing has worked so far.
My son was a bedwetter and has only just grown out of it now at the age of 11, he still wets it at times though not very often.
Your best bet is to discuss it with your Dr, there is a few options you can try, like an alarm that goes off when he wets, the aim being to teach him to wake before he wets, or a nasal spray that they have before they go to bed.
Your Dr should be able to help you with this if you ask him about these things
Good luck :)
ive herd of tablets workin to ( my little sis was wettin up till 10 11 ) the alarm thing works good as long as they dont wet it.
Also my mum allways used to do the get the kids up (the pron wetters) before she went to bed (11-12 )
Hope u find somethin that works for you :D
Not sure if this helps or not, but my son (about to turn 4) has still been wetting his pull-ups during the night (I have not even gone to just going to bed without them).
Just lately he has been asking me to tell him lots of stories (mainly about Spiderman! which he loves but has never even seen the movie or anything :confused: ),
Anyway Spiderman is his hero, so I told him a story how Spiderman stopped wearing his pull-ups. He asked me how Spiderman stopped doing it?
I just said that Spiderman went to the toilet before he went to bed, and he just tried really hard not to wet his pull-ups. Some nights he did wet them and some nights he didn't and on the nights Spiderman did it was all okay - because everything takes time and practice to get really really good at it.
THE RESULT so far is that we have had 4 out of the 8 nights where his pull-up has been completely dry, and on the mornings this has happened, he has been so proud and excited about not wetting them :) . I make sure we celebrate at breakfast to let him know how well he did. Not sure if it is psychological or not, but it's a start.
Jasmine decided to stop wearing nappies to bed a few weeks ago because her cousin (who is 14 months younger) stoped wearing them. She was wetting her bed most nights, so we take her to the toilet before we go to the bed, and generally sometime around 3 or 4 am. This is working, but clearly won't work long term.
One of the challenges is that she virtually never gets out of bed by herself, but waits until we go into her (including in the morning).
So I'm interested in what others have to say as well.
Thanks for the replies and advice (loved the Spiderman idea!).The problem is that Jacob is such a deep sleeper and once he goes down absolutely nothing will wake him up - including needing to go to the toilet! I don't see how he can grow out of that but I'll just have to keep on trying. I don't make an issue out of it with him as I don't want it to embarrass him, but I would love to get him out of pull-ups because it is really starting to bother him (he thinks they are for babies)
The idea of the alarm is that when they are in a deep sleep (DS was a deep sleeper) it teaches them to wake before they need to go to the toilet. They will still wet for a bit until their brain gets the message!!
Hope this helps
I'm having a problem with bed wetting with my nearly 3 year old son. He was fantastic at being toilet trained, and after many months of dry nappies we took the night time nappy off too and didn't have a single accident for many months.
In the last week, he's wet the bed 5 out of 7 days so it's all come on suddenly. I'm trying to think of possible reasons this may have started - initially I thought it could be the colder weather but not even that seems plausable anymore now that he's well rugged up. I haven't been to see anyone about it yet because it's so early on.
Anyone got other ideas?
I don't know many children yet but I know that when I was young I had this problem till I was around 9years old :o :o
The way my parents helped me was this:
An alarm was put in my room and one in my parents room both set for midnight. My Dad/Mum would hop up when it went off to make sure that I had woken to my alarm t o go to the loo.
The alarm helped me to stop within a month or so from memory. The problem that I had was that I was a very deep sleeper and nothing bar an alarm could wake me in the middle of the night.
Goodluck and remember that no child does it on purpose and usually feels incredibley embarrassed (I know I used to :o ) so be extra sensitive.
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