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goodasgold
04-23-2009, 10:14 AM
Has anyone had issues with an older kid who still wets the bed? I am looking at getting a bedwetting alarm, but not sure if it's really worth the cost. He seems to be a really heavy sleeper and just doesn't realize when he has to go. I've tried waking him up to use the bathroom and I literally have to walk him there and pull down his pants. He just doesn't wake. If anyone has tried an alarm, let me know what you thought of it. They was been around for a long time. My MIL used one for her oldest who is now 34 years old.

KRP
04-23-2009, 10:17 AM
My nephew has the bedwetting problem and has started a nasal spray for it and he's been doing great. He used to wet the bed almost nightly and now he's gone about 2 mths without any accidents.

Sounds weird that a nasal spray would help but it's helped him, doesn't hurt to talk to the doctor about it.

Luv'inLife
04-23-2009, 11:06 AM
not much really works, its a matter of growing out of it, you can but washable soaker pads at walmart and wait it out...everything else is just a sense of hope but not really worth the cost.

bluekrissyspikes
04-23-2009, 11:29 AM
if he does it on a regular basis maybe put goodnights on him? they make them in big kid sizes.

Super Gram
04-23-2009, 12:04 PM
Has anyone had issues with an older kid who still wets the bed? I am looking at getting a bedwetting alarm, but not sure if it's really worth the cost. He seems to be a really heavy sleeper and just doesn't realize when he has to go. I've tried waking him up to use the bathroom and I literally have to walk him there and pull down his pants. He just doesn't wake. If anyone has tried an alarm, let me know what you thought of it. They was been around for a long time. My MIL used one for her oldest who is now 34 years old.


I am a profesional on bedwetting. I wet the bed until 19 years old. I acted just as you explained about your son.

YES!!!!!!! the bedwetting machine does work. At the time I rented it and it cost me over $100 back in 1944. YES it does work and I can tell you why. Everyone has a sphincter muscle that tells you when you have to go to the bathroom. Yep know that feeling. But when some children go to bed.....believe it or not that muscle goes to sleep too. It has to be trainned. When you use the machine the urine hiting the pad wakes the person up. The alarm would wake the dead. It takes over a month but is well worth it. Because if you don't do it now he will do it all his lift.Believe me it is no fun not to be able to go anywhere over night. I remember my relatives say to me."did you bring your rubber sheet.It is so embarrasing.I stopped at 19 and have not wet the bed since. I am now 75 yrs old and living proof it does work. Please do your son a favour, I beg you.If you want anymore information PM me:thumbs_up:

kitca
04-23-2009, 01:41 PM
the goodnites worked great. doctor said it was just hormones and they would grow out of it. they did at about 9-10 years old. tried the spray, but there were side effects, cant remember, i think extreme dryness or something. we just stuck with the goodnites, they worked great.

goodasgold
04-23-2009, 04:56 PM
He wears a goodnight right now. We saw our doctor last year and said there was no testing that could be done till he was at least 7 years old. My doctor is now retired, so we're doctorless. He's 6.5 now and chooses to wear the goodnights after being wet everyday for so long. Limiting drinks doesn't help either. Thanks for your responses, they are appreciative.

Luv'inLife
04-23-2009, 05:49 PM
I have a son who was 16 when he stopped...we had him to Toronto and we were told that in a boy the muscle will strengthen when the start being "active", and there is not much else to do, stopping drinking just leaves you with a thirsty child and waking them or having an "alarm" makes for a very tired child in the morning...we bought pull ups and soaker pads and dealt with it. Good Luck, it is very frustrating for child and parent, and all you can do is be understanding...we were also told never to use the reward program for dry mornings as they feel like a failure the rest of the time and its not something they can control.

Hermit
04-23-2009, 10:43 PM
Stress. End the household stress and that ends the problem.

Toto
04-24-2009, 07:45 AM
I am a profesional on bedwetting. I wet the bed until 19 years old. I acted just as you explained about your son.

YES!!!!!!! the bedwetting machine does work.

I agree with Super Gram. The machine worked beautifully for my son - and it only took a couple of months!

Wrangler35
04-24-2009, 08:16 AM
I am a profesional on bedwetting. I wet the bed until 19 years old. I acted just as you explained about your son.

YES!!!!!!! the bedwetting machine does work. At the time I rented it and it cost me over $100 back in 1944. YES it does work and I can tell you why. Everyone has a sphincter muscle that tells you when you have to go to the bathroom. Yep know that feeling. But when some children go to bed.....believe it or not that muscle goes to sleep too. It has to be trainned. When you use the machine the urine hiting the pad wakes the person up. The alarm would wake the dead. It takes over a month but is well worth it. Because if you don't do it now he will do it all his lift.Believe me it is no fun not to be able to go anywhere over night. I remember my relatives say to me."did you bring your rubber sheet.It is so embarrasing.I stopped at 19 and have not wet the bed since. I am now 75 yrs old and living proof it does work. Please do your son a favour, I beg you.If you want anymore information PM me:thumbs_up:

SuperGram..once again..Kudos to you...the more i read your comments..i realize this board is worth visting.I'm sure it's not easy talking about your experience growing up..with the Bed wetting issue..I like you had it most of my teen life..

I lived in fear...i dreaded night time...and camping with Boy Scouts was a huge embarrasment..I never had friends over night nor went to friends places etc.I had a huge whole in my mattress the size of an average pancake.I tried drying the mattress by leaving exposed to the air...I was in constant sores..all over..The doctor said i was lazy..there fore..my mother NOT knowing any better thought illy of me.I had low self esteem...and my grades refected it.

Please..(not saying you do)...but..treat it as some-thing that will eventually heal or as stated..The muscles need to get stronger..

It took umteen yrs as an adult..to get counselling...I'm OK..and they never knew any better..in those days..Etc..

No one..No one..needs to be humiliated...My heart goes out to this person...The last thing a person needs to hear..If you wet the bed..i'll.... .... ...Fill the blanks..


My younger brother..had some sort of machine that produced an electic current to the effected area..Some members of the family would turn the voltage up in the middle of the night! Added to show some people's attitude!

Do hope this helps!

Super Gram
04-24-2009, 08:48 AM
SuperGram..once again..Kudos to you...the more i read your comments..i realize this board is worth visting.I'm sure it's not easy talking about your experience growing up..with the Bed wetting issue..I like you had it most of my teen life..

I lived in fear...i dreaded night time...and camping with Boy Scouts was a huge embarrasment..I never had friends over night nor went to friends places etc.I had a huge whole in my mattress the size of an average pancake.I tried drying the mattress by leaving exposed to the air...I was in constant sores..all over..The doctor said i was lazy..there fore..my mother NOT knowing any better thought illy of me.I had low self esteem...and my grades refected it.

Please..(not saying you do)...but..treat it as some-thing that will eventually heal or as stated..The muscles need to get stronger..

It took umteen yrs as an adult..to get counselling...I'm OK..and they never knew any better..in those days..Etc..

No one..No one..needs to be humiliated...My heart goes out to this person...The last thing a person needs to hear..If you wet the bed..i'll.... .... ...Fill the blanks..


My younger brother..had some sort of machine that produced an electic current to the effected area..Some members of the family would turn the voltage up in the middle of the night! Added to show some people's attitude!

Do hope this helps!


You hit the nail right on the head. No self esteem and hating to go to bed at night.That is what I was trying to tell anyone who has a child who wets the bed.But maybe a person should wait until the child is 8 yrs old before trying the machine. I remember after 3 weeks I was so afraid to go to sleep because of the alarm ringing. But when I got a hold of the professionals that rented the machine. They told me I would go to sleep. When I finally quit I was the happiest person alive.

The only time I went anywhere was to camp Wakonda for a week.My mom talked me into it. Boy did the cabin ever stink.Then I won't tell you what happened in grade 8. Kids can be so mean and teachers don't understand either...how could they when every Dr, I went to didn't understand either. Until my father went to Toronto to see a specialist for himself. He asked the specialist about me and he told my dad to see these people who are specialists on bed wetting. Sometimes I still have an inferior complex. But heck I'm 75 yrd old so who cares.:wink:

Krysta
04-24-2009, 09:25 AM
I had a bedwetting issue as a kid.
I was a heavy sleeper but I trained myself.
I found when I did go to the bathroom I was actually dreaming it.
I got into the habit that if I was going to the bathroom to pinch myself and make sure I was awake so I knew the bathroom as the single its time to wake up and go.
I don't think bedwetting has anything to do with stress.
As kids we lived in the country we played outside from morning until night.
Some just hit the pillows harder then others, and we where exhausted and often fell asleep at while eating dinner.

cheeky
04-24-2009, 10:12 AM
My Mom, bless her, did not get the machine for me as a child. She did however, do laundry every day. I had bladder and kidney issues as a child and spent a good portion of my childhood in the Plummer Hospital. The problem with my bladder was such that even with the machine, I was still going to wet the bed. The specialist monitored me until I was around 8 or 9 and when the issue didn't resolve on it's own as he had hoped, I had surgery to correct it.

For any parent of a bedwetter, I would strongly suggest a visit to the Dr. to see if there are any underlying medical conditions. Chances are it is an immature bladder that will correct itself with time but better to have a medical opinion for reassurance.