Number of kids: 4
Ages of kids: 18, 13, 12, 10
Problem: My twelve year old still wets the bed. What can I do?
Solution submitted by Garst: One way for your child to keep dry is to use Good NightsTM They are specially designed for older children that wet the bed. Children up to 85 pounds can wear them. They work wonderfully not only at night but during the day also.
Another solution submitted by William from Toronto, ONT, CAN: My son Brandon (14), has been bed wetting for the last 6 years. He was properly toilet trained until he reached the age of 8, then he has never had a dry night. He has seen a Psychiatrist and Pediatrician, but neither of those have been effective. I have found that using a simple diaper solves the problem. At first he was real embarrassed and put up a fight, but now he doesn't mind, so long as we don't tell any of his friends. He will eventually grow out of it, but for now it keeps his bed dry and himself feeling much better. We used to use Pull-Ups but going back to Pampers was much more effective. When he goes on sleep overs I simply give him a diaper to take in his over night bag. Making him feel responsible for putting it on himself, makes him feel much better than me changing him. His two other brothers are very helpful. Brandon will grow out of this problem!
Another solution submitted by Mumpmump from Tulsa, OK: I am in total agreement about the success of the night-time alarm. Two of our four sons were chronic bed wetters. We tried a number of things and even lots of love and patience didn't work. We heard about the night-time alarms and the concept that bed wetters sleep too deeply. We bought one (not the mat type, but the "paddle" type that fits right into their underwear). Within weeks our son was totally dry and a different child. It was too good to be true, but it worked. Pass the word...
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