Bedwetting

by Michele
(Milaca, MN)

Hello. I hope someone has a solution for me. I have a 10 year old son with SPD. He's really overcome a lot and has a very tender heart. When he turned ten he told me that he had been hoping that he wouldn't be wetting the bed anymore by his tenth birthday. I felt so bad for him.


We've tried so many things. He wears a pull-up every night and sometimes wets his sheets anyway. When we woke him up 4 times a night, none of us were happy or well rested and he was dry in the morning only about half the time. He is a very sound sleeper, sleeping through multiple alarms. We've limited his liquid intake-nothing, we've increased his liquids-nothing, taken him off of sugar and caffeine-nothing, put him on vitamins-nothing. Please help!

Also, he occasionally wets during the day. Sometimes I'll ask him if he's wet and he says he doesn't know, so he touches his pants and says 'Oops, sorry Mom'.

He's going to be 11 in a month and he's starting to worry about the bed wetting again. Please help if you can.

Thanks so much!

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Sep 04, 2014
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bedwetting
by: Anonymous

Our Pediatrician gave us Imipramine to help my 9 year old with bedwetting. It seems to work for us until his bladder matures.

Nov 29, 2013
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DryBuddy Alarm
by: Anonymous

Bedwetting alarms are most effective when both parent and child make a team effort to lick the problem. Parents who are encouraging and patient and children who are cooperative and persistent in using bedwetting alarms can more quickly solve the problem of nocturnal enuresis

I have been very pleased with your DryBuddyEZ Bed Wetting Alarm. It appeared to contain everything that I would expect and came at a very competitive price

Aug 22, 2013
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Bed wetting possible solution
by: Melissa

My son is now ten years old. He has been wetting the bed, in addition to a running nose since birth.
I went to allergist, to find he isn't allergic to anything.
My poor son suffered from tummy aches to runny noses non stop. School was getting concerned. Allergist did nothing.

I took my so to a Naturpathic Doctor. He said before a blood test. Well allergic to Gluten and Casein (dairy).

We avoided dairy and Gluten. In 3 days he stopped wetting the bed. Apparently the Gluten was damaging his intestines. Losing bladder control or Sensory disorder. Dairy contributed to the constant runny nose.
Avoiding both solved all problems. In addition to possible ADD.

My ten year old son is so happy, it never was his fault. I feel terrible, I wish I found out earlier. All those years, my little boy thought it was his fault. Well now we know.
Please don't wait past 5 years old, go see a naturopathic Doctor.
It was a miracle for my little guy.

Loving Mother, Melissa

Jul 17, 2011
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try stopping blackcurrant and citrus
by: Anonymous

Just to add, our son stopped bedwetting at 9, overnight, when we ran out of fruit squashes and vitamin C tablets... he went from wetting twice a night, every night, to totally dry... blackcurrant and citrus seem to be the culprits for us! He has since had 4 blackcurrants in a fruit salad and this was enough to make him wet that night... Apparently blackcurrant is a natural diuretic... We also found his massive tonsils and adenoids shrank when we took him off dairy, aged 4.
Best of luck..

May 23, 2011
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child stopped wetting bed at 11
by: Anonymous

My son had his first dry night since birth after having tonsils and adnoids removed for sleep apnea.
After all the years of wondering what caused the wetting we had a sleep study and found he sleep apnea.This causes bed wetting in children. My son stopped wetting the first night after the surgery.I urge you to have your child checked for sleep apnea.I wish I had done it sooner.

May 04, 2011
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our eperiences
by: Trish

I also have a son with SPD and we are having huge issues with bedwetting. I have seen our family doctor a few times regarding this and finally today she has prescribed a med for it (it's called DDAVP). I haven't started it yet, as we just got it today and I haven't had a chance to pick it up from the pharmacy, so I have my fingers crossed. I had stopped using pull ups as they didn't do anything, he would soak right through them and I would end up changing everything anyway, so I just saved myself the money. Good luck and I hope things are going well.

Mar 17, 2011
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bedwetting
by: Heidi

My son is 9 yrs old and has always wet the bed... until I had his tonsils removed! I never dreamed that this would have anything to do with that part of his body but it does. He had always had problems with his tonsils and they were so enlarged that he developed sleep apnea, from what we can determine. He snored really loud, even when he was awake but laying down. Something to do with when he stopped breathing at night, his brain would wake from the deep sleep and his organs would relax...that's when he wet the bed. Still asleep. 1 week after his tonsillectomy, he stopped wetting the bed, cold turkey!!! He was so happy! It has also helped him with concentration and attention. Sleep deprivation can cause all sorts of problems. I hope this helps you. Tell your little man to hang in there!

Feb 19, 2011
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Bedwetting
by: CrackerCountry

Our 7 yo daughter's bedwetting stopped when she had her tonsils removed. The large tonsils were causing sleep apnea. She was sleeping for long periods of time, but it was light or interrupted sleep. This sleep disturbance somehow related to the bedwetting. Hope this bit of info helps someone.

Jan 17, 2011
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Bed wetting alarms
by: Anonymous

I have a 4 1/2 year old son with SPD who does well during the day on "most" days, but always has a wet pull-up at night. I'm planning to wait until he is five and then look for a used bed wetting alarm. In the blogs I have read, the Malem brand keeps getting recommending. You can find them on Amazon.com and most of the comments there for the brand are also positive. I'm hoping it will help, before my son gets old enough for the problem to become a social problem for him.

Best of luck to you too.

Mar 18, 2010
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My 10-year-old son has same problems
by: Anonymous

I came out here looking for solutions and I must say that I feel a little less apprehensive knowing there are other 10-year-olds with the same problem. My son is wet every night. He does have food allergies so I will need to watch his intake. Great idea! Has anyone used bedwetting alarms? They are expensive and before I purchase one, I want to understand if they are effective and that I buy the right one. THANK YOU FOR ANY ADVICE!

Mar 04, 2009
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bedwetting
by: an OT

I have used the Listening With The Whole Body listening program with children who wet the bed - even middle school age and it has stopped the wetting problem fairly quickly.

Jan 10, 2009
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Bedwetting
by: EB

Hi,

Check to see whether your son has any food allergies. My husband was a long time bedwetter as a child and my son wet the bed even at age 9. We noticed that food allergies has a lot to do with it with my son early on.

My husband has a lot of allergies but when he was young they were not as prevalent back then. After watching him handle this bedwetting challenge with my son, my husband wonders all along if his bedwetting was related to his food allergies and he never realized the connection.

For my son, sugar, corn, and wheat will definitely cause bedwetting. When we go on vacation, are eating habits get out of sync and usually my son will bedwet if he has had sugar, corn, or wheat. Once I eliminate the culprit, the bedwetting disappears.

Check with a food allergist who uses blood tests along with a skin prick test for best test results. It is best to have both blood tests along with skin prick tests.

Jan 10, 2009
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for michelle, mother of bedwetter
by: linda

Michelle,

I, too, had a son who was a bedwetter, so my heart goes out to you and your son. It is a humiliating and socially limiting situation. I hope my good news is your good news.

When he was 11 I discovered a device marketed (then) by Sears--cannot remember the name, but it consists of a pad that has a coating of some kind connected to a monitoring device that goes off as soon as the moisture hits the pad. With my son, we had a wet bed the first night, then never another.

I believe recent research ties bedwetting to inability to wake up--especially for little boys. I so regret not knowing about this device until his bedwetting had so damaged my son's self esteem; I so hope it works for you. If you cannot find it at Sears, try online or your pharmacy; I understand several companies now make it.

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