Connection between SPD and bedwetting

by Hannah
(San Diego, CA)

Is there a connection between SPD and bedwetting? My 8 year old son with SPD still does not get up to use the bathroom at night. He is wet every night. We've tried using a bedwetting alarm but he either sleeps right through it or turns it off and goes back to sleep without even realizing that he is doing it. I'm frustrated by what seems to be his lack of motivation to try to conquer this problem, but I don't want to unfairly blame him if he is physically unable to sense when he needs to go or that he has already wet himself.

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Jan 06, 2014
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definitely
by: Anonymous

I am an adult with SPD and I was 10 years old when I finally quit wetting the bed. You absolutely can not train this. When my body was ready, I quit. My daughter is almost six and we just recently quit wearing pull ups at night. It is far less frequent now, but she still has accidents. There is no rhyme or reason to it.

Dec 11, 2013
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Not Their Fault
by: Anonymous

I definitely think there is a connection between bedwetting and SPD. My seven year old still has to wear a diaper at night b/c she has no ability to sense that she needs to get up and go to the bathroom.

I spoke to our pediatric kidney specialist about it and she assured me that it is an entirely physiological issue and not something they can be "trained" out of. Their bodies will do it when they are ready (sometimes at eleven or twelve!).
So, yes, I feel your frustration! But, it's really something we'll just have to wait out.

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