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I have a Bed wetter
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andprice posted:
My almost 7 year old started wetting the bed after being dry for a while. He was dry at night for probably 3 months? I don't remember exactly. But now he wets again, and even waking him up during the night to have him use the bathroom doesn't result in a dry morning.

Any advice from other parents who have gone through this?


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Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
Here is some information that might help about bedwetting in children
 
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djkiditch responded:
HEre's a solution that ALWAYS works. put him on night time daipers until he can go a full 2 months withou wetting but keep the daipers so u can say if you cannot do it you must wear this daiper NO EXCEPTIONS. you are sick of the smell tell him all that guaranteed to work.
 
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Louise_WebMD_Staff replied to djkiditch's response:
Yikes. I don't think that putting a 7-year-old in diaper is the right answer at all. First, ruling out a medical problem seems in order. Then working on it through behavior modification and using the ideas in this article on How to Stop Bedwetting.
 
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eastcoastbeachgirl responded:
Agree with Louise, I don't think it is a good idea to put a night diaper on a 7 yr old, who is most likely as upset about the bed wetting as your are.

Where he was dry for awhile, I would have him checked out by his pedi to rule out anything medical going on.

Lots of encouragement, limiting liquids an hour or so before bed and a good mattress cover should help him move in the right direction.

My son, almost 7, has episodes of bed wetting still. As he has gotten older, these episodes happen less and less, but have not stopped yet.

He is extremely active during the day, especially during the summer months and a heavy sleeper. He doesn't wake until after he has started to go. He gets pretty upset about it, I don't make a big deal about it. I have him try going in the bathroom to make sure he is done, then I help him clean up himself and the bed, hugs and kisses and back to bed. I just throw the bedding into the washer to be done in the morning.

Good luck.
 
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Boyzmomee replied to djkiditch's response:
Trying to humiliate a child out of bedwetting is not recommended.

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child can have physiological problems or have physical immaturity.
There are other ways to help a child with enuresis such as behavioral methods and/or medication.
 
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ASheeley responded:
Since he stopped then restarted, you should check with a doctor to make sure it isn't medical first. After that try a bedwetting alarm. They help most kids stop wetting in a month or two. You can get them at http://bedwettingstore.com/bedwetting-alarms.html


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