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    Long story short we've had many issues with DS and day/night wetting. Days are fine now (mostly) after specialist treatments.

    We decided it was time to start trying the night time again. Basically we werent about to wake him up once he was asleep and he would often be sound asleep and saturated in urine.
    Now though hes waking up so thought it a good time to try again.

    Thing is (and this is from DS himself) hes in the mind set of 'my bed is so comfortable, so i dont want to get up'.

    Hes been in dry nights for such a long time hes in the mind set that its easier for him to wake up, pee in his dry night and go back to sleep...without having to get up. He actually said this.

    So, we've taken away the dry nights and started getting him up before we go to bed (around 10pm) to wee and then 'if' we wake up in the early mornings we get him up. This worked for 3 days...he was dry.

    Last night though DH woke up at about 4am and DS was awake and lying in his wet bed. Hes still in the mind set that hes wearing a dry night and can just wet himself.

    DH got super annoyed with him...maybe cos it was 4am and he had to change sheets or maybe cos DS is just being lazy.

    When i asked DS this morning if he woke up needed to go or woke up wet he said he woke up needing to go but his bed was too comfy so just went. Very frustrating. Ive explained that he MUST get up because its not the right thing to do to just wet the bed.

    I need to change his mind set.

    Any advice??

    DS is 6 years old

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    I'm wondering if getting him to help change the wet bed would help? As in it's easier to get up and go to the Toilet then snuggle back into bed rather than get wet, change Pjs and struggle with making a bed.

    I hope you find a solution soon as I can imagine how frustrating that is for you and your DH.

    ETA: as it seems he's now able to wake and know he needs to go.

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    ^^ that's a good idea at his age. Might make him realise the work involved because he doesn't get up.

    How does he respond to reward charts? We've used them a lot with our kids with great results. For a 6yo, I'd try buying him a toy/book he really wants, putting it where he can see but not touch and telling him if he can go 2 weeks with no wet bed because he's getting up, he can earn the toy. And do a sticker chart for each day he has a dry bed. That's how I got my very reluctant DS to do no 2's on the toilet. Worked a treat.

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    Just a thought - is there enough lighting for your DS to navigate to the bathroom during the night? One big obstacle for my DD was that she was scared of getting out of bed when the whole house was dark. We set up a nightlight in her room (you can buy some really cool ones), and gave her a torch to use.

    Other things we tried - making two layers of sheets for easy bedding change during the night (waterproof sheet over the mattress + sheet, and then another waterproof sheet and second sheet on top). Also, could you set an alarm you or your DH to take your DS to the toilet say around 2 or 3am?

    The biggest thing though is patience and time


 

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