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What can I do about my son wetting the bed at night?

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Asked by Ruizmomsince93 at 12:55 PM on Sep. 1, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Is he drinking too much liquid before bed? limit his fluid for an hour and a half prior to bed time...Is he sleeping too hard to realize that he needs to go? get some goodnights....if he is too lazy to get up and go, then make him start doing his laundry

    Answer by Jademom07 at 12:59 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • Buy him some goodnights. My 7 year old nephew still has accidents at night because his bladder isn't fully developed and the urge to go doesn't wake him.

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 1:20 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • Put him in an over night pull up or goodnights (depending on age). This is super common, especially for boys. Make sure he doesn't feel ashamed or like he's in trouble because he just lacks the bladder control right now.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 1:26 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • I have read that specialists in general don't consider it a problem until they are older than 7, and even then if they are deep sleepers they don't see it as a problem. Frustrating? Yes. But not a medical condition.

    If he is older than 7 and he has good medical insurance, some of the medical plans will cover an alarm that they wear in their underwear when they go to bed that senses moisture. The noise many times not wake the child up, but rather train the parent to wake up to take them to the bathroom. Even with the alarm, it can take months before the child can either wake up themselves or complete a dry night. And with it sometimes taking months, it's questionable if the alarm even really helps at all. But, like I said, if the insurance covers it - it might be worth a try.


    Answer by Anonymous at 4:13 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • Don't scold him. Be supportive. Get him Pull Ups, Underjams, or Good Night's to help minimize the mess. Soiled sheets each morning can be upsetting for both mother and child.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • Stop all drinks at 6pm. Have him go pee at 6pm and every hour after that until bedtime. Monitor teeth brushing. He will try and sneak water.

    Answer by busymom1107 at 7:27 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

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