Post # 17
I have a five year old (his birthday is today) and we wake him up every night before we go to bed. I’ll admit that it doesn’t always work. But, he’s doing so much better. I don’t think it’s cruel at all. It takes less than 2 minutes and he goes right back to sleep. Also, when he wakes up dry he feels great. When he wakes up wet we don’t make a huge deal out of it. I do make him strip his own sheets and take them to the garage.
Post # 18
@beachbride1216: I would never ever ever punish him. It’s not his fault. he sleeps SOOO hard so he doesn’t wake up when he feels he has to go. I don’t even think it registers to him at all that he has to go.
Second, there has been no environment changes. At all.
And I’ll definitely cut liquids off earlier. And will start setting an alarm to wake him up to go.
I just want him to feel confident in himself and not be scared to go to sleepovers/have friends over because of this. Poor guy 🙁
Post # 19
@WreckerBabe: yeah, i think it’d make the situation worse if his “punishment” was to change his own bedding. he already is super embarrassed; that’d just add to it :/
Post # 19
Just stumbled on this blog. A great place to ship for bedwetting alarms is One Stop Bedwetting (http://onestopbedwetting.com). They are an online store for bedwetting alarms, waterproof bedding, bedwetting solutions and advice…..
Good luck to all.
Post # 20
Honestly, I feel like you just have to wait for the to grow out of it. I would recommend taking the kid to the bathroom in the middle of the night or right before you go to bed if you stay up later, but otherwise you just have to wait. My sister peed in the bed forever. So did my mom and her brother. I think it is sometimes a genetic thing and they can’t help it.
I feel awful that he is worried about sleepovers with friends. That must be so hard. Maybe a sleep over at your house with you waking your son up would be a good starting point.
Post # 21
As a regular bedwetter till I was 11 ish & even then occasionally till 14-15 I think it usually comes down to sleeping so deeply that you just don’t register any urge … being woken up can help, but calm understanding that it’s not their fault is also needed
so many people say to cut out liquids but actually that can have the opposite effect – if they aren’t drinking enough the urine can get very concentrated & the urge doesn’t come in the same way. I have lived most of my life in a state of dehydration due to my bladder issues & when I drink more it actually improves … if he’s good at knowing when he need to go in the daytime then it’s highly likely that he just needs to grow out of it – and pull-ups can be very, very discreet these days for sleepovers etc 🙂