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bedwetting - does it ever stop?

Posted by on Jul. 19, 2014 at 4:28 PM
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Our 9 (almost 10) still wets the bed every night.  Has anyone had an older bedwetter who stopped?  We've been to the doctor and tried all the usual things, but nothing seems to work.  Are we just stuck with diapers until she grows out of it?

by on Jul. 19, 2014 at 4:28 PM
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eb415
by Bronze Member on Jul. 19, 2014 at 4:33 PM

BUMP!

cassidy_brandon
by Member on Jul. 19, 2014 at 4:34 PM

My stepbrother (Jacob, 8) is the same way. He uses GoodNites diapers and bed pads every night. His doctor put him on a medicine (not sure what it is called, sorry) and that helped him quite a bit. If you haven't tried that I would.. he also goes to bed around 8 or 9pm every night and his family has not let him have anything to drink (in a big amount) after suppertime, around 6. Good luck!

Spam72
by Platinum Member on Jul. 19, 2014 at 4:35 PM
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Mine was 12. Doc said it stops at puberty. It did
myshoes
by Gold Member on Jul. 19, 2014 at 4:35 PM
Two of my four. They stopped around age 12 or 13. It was hard on them. Just do your best to be supportive.
momof2boy2girl
by Valerie on Jul. 19, 2014 at 4:36 PM
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My dayghter is 8 and still does. Does your daughter happen to have ADD/ADHD? My daughter does and it is quite common for them to be bedwetters. It also runs in my family. I wet the bed until age 12 and several of my cousins, aunts, uncles, and my biological father were bedwetters with the oldest being 14 when it stopped.


Try not to shame her over it. Trust me, she is probably humiliated by it. Just deal with it unitl it goes away. There are some meds that might help if you want to try it. Good luck!

momof2boy2girl
by Valerie on Jul. 19, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Don't withhold drinks, that is actually counter-intuitive. Just be supportive.

Sissi30
by on Jul. 19, 2014 at 4:41 PM
My dd was 6 and still wetting her pullup. I seriously just said no more, and no more pulll ups. She wet for a few days and completely stopped. She is now 9. My dd3, I just never used pullups and she has wet the bed once in this last year
eb415
by Bronze Member on Jul. 19, 2014 at 4:42 PM


Quoting momof2boy2girl:

Don't withhold drinks, that is actually counter-intuitive. Just be supportive.

Yeah, we don't do that - we tried, and it didn't help.

She doesn't actually mind that much, thankfully.  She'd rather wear a diaper than wake up in a wet bed, and we're fine with that.  Sometimes it just seems like she's never been out of diapers at night, which I guess is true...

eb415
by Bronze Member on Jul. 19, 2014 at 4:43 PM


Quoting Spam72: Mine was 12. Doc said it stops at puberty. It did

Our doctor has said that too - I guess we'll just have to wait it out.

Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on Jul. 19, 2014 at 4:44 PM
It's normal up to 13. Not much you can do until the body develops out of it.
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