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advice about bedwetting please

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sunburntats Tue 01-Sep-09 18:03:31

ds (6) has been dry at night for ages, but over the summer he has started to wet the bed again. Its almost every single night now.

how do i appraoch and deal?

thecloudhopper Tue 01-Sep-09 18:56:02

I would just not make an issue of it and get him up before you go to bed and carry him for a wee. Also perhaps no drink after say 5.30 or something. I would aslo have a think ahs anything changed taht could ahve upset him?

sunburntats Tue 01-Sep-09 19:33:43

think you are right, think we have got to go back to the lifting before bed.

havent wanted to restrict drinks with it bieng warm over the summer, we did say no drinks after 6pm before summer hols.

hopefully he will settle when normal routine is resumed.
thanks smile

deepinlaundry Tue 01-Sep-09 20:00:06

my son is under care of enuresis nurse and although is older (and we have cracked it now)she said not to lift them at night. She also said not to restrict fluids (and on a personally i don't agree with doing this). Just water instead of squash etc.
Could it be a urine infection? sometimes that can affect bedwetting.
Hope you didn't me jumping in-

applepudding Tue 01-Sep-09 22:00:01

We have also been told not to 'lift' at night but to wake and ensure that DS is fully awake and aware of what is happening then get him to do a wee.

Also get him to do a wee twice before he goes to sleep - DS goes when he cleans his teeth before he gets into bed, then about 15 mins later after his story.

Regarding the amount of fluid, also we were told to ensure he drinks loads in the day but then last drink about an hour before bed (although I do give him a water bottle to sip if he's thirsty)

However, these things may not apply to your DS if he's previously been dry, so I'd see if things change when he gets back into the routine and if not I'd mention it to your GP.

mumeeee Tue 01-Sep-09 23:49:52

I agree with deepinlaundry. When DD3 was going to the enuresis Clinic we were told not to lift her at night as that actually encourages a child to wee in thier sleep. We were also told not to restrict drinks as a child who does not have enough to drink is more likely to wet the bed.

notnowbernard Tue 01-Sep-09 23:54:57

Sorry to barge in blush

Re the 'lifting' thing - we 'lift' DD (5.9) before we go to bed otherwise she wets by midnight (and is FAST asleep, it doesn't wake her up). Am only doing this because a few months ago she refused to wear a pull-up anymore (I kind of thought ok, fair enough, you are 5). The bed is dry every night after lifting

We do wake her to tell her that we're getting her up to do a wee, she's not fast asleep on the loo

Should we not be doing this? It's just that I'm pretty sure I'd have a wet bed to change most nights without lifting!

thecloudhopper Wed 02-Sep-09 10:25:29

I ment to say wake them up but carry them as I duno about you but if I get woke up in the night I am dissorientated

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