I have reached my witts end. My oldest is 6 1/2 years old and still wets the bed. He will go one to two days without wetting the bed and then go a week to ten days wetting the bed. This has been ongoing since we started potty training at 2. He doesn't have any accidents throughout the day just at night. We have tried not allowing him to have anything to drink for two hours before bed, we've tried encouraging him to pee before he lays down to bed and we have even tried waking him up to potty so he doesn't pee the bed, but he still pees the bed. When I ask my son why he pees the bed he says because he can't feel when he has to go, it just happens. I have been buying good nights for him to wear to bed so I'm not cleaning blankets and sheets every night. He recently expressed how he doesn't like wearing them. He promised me Monday that he was ready to stop peeing the bed. I agreed to let him try going without a pull up. He didn't pee the bed that night. I thought that maybe he really was ready. The next night he promised he wasn't going to pee. Again no pull up. He woke up Tuesday morning soaked. His blankets, sheets and jammies. I stripped his bed and washed his stuff. That night I was a little uneasy about letting him go without a pull up. He promised he was going to not pee the bed. I gave him one last chance. The next morning again he woke up soaked. We stripped his bed and I washed his stuff. I told him he needs to wear his goodnights again because he wasn't ready to go without them because he's still having accidents. I've spoken with his pediatrician who thinks that he's just sleeping too hard and not noticing when he needs to go. He recommended setting a time throughout the night to wake him up and encourage him to use the potty. We've been doing this for awhile now with no luck. Help! Anyone else have an older child who still wets the bed? What are you guys doing or what workwd to help them overcome it?
on Jul. 13, 2012 at 8:11 AM