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Not the potty, but wet on a night. He's nearly 7. Help!

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BethAndHerBrood Sat 13-Apr-13 12:21:21

Ds2 is just not getting the dry on a night thing. We tried again as the easter hols started, nope, not happening.

The thing is, he can be dry for one or two nights, then wet for one, two, three, then dry for one, wet for one, etc.

We bought an alarm thing to wake him up as he wets, he sleeps right through it. It wakes DS1, who is in the same room, it wakes me. But not DS2. He had 4 dry nights in a row when we started with the alarm, nothing to do with the alarm, but i thought maybe something just 'clicked' with him. But the 5th night was wet, and so it all starts again.

Help me to help him. What else can i do?

Kahlua4me Sat 13-Apr-13 12:29:36

We went through the same with our ds. He was over 8 by the time he was dry regularly at night. It is difficult to control as they are sleeping and it's not something they can easily learn.

We contacted ERIC which is a charity for bed wetting and they were very helpful.

One thing to look at is when and what is he drinking? He needs to drink enough throughout the day, especially mornings, and tail it off after tea time. This allows him to wee lots during the day thereby removing the need to wee at night.

We also stopped ds from drinking black currant squash/ribena as that causes nocturnal weeing. He can drink it now but I do tend to limit it to daytime and only in small quantities.

BethAndHerBrood Sat 13-Apr-13 12:42:33

He only drinks water, as any sort of juice goes straight through! We have been tailing it off while we've been trying to get him dry.

I will look into ERIC, thanks.

foreverondiet Sun 14-Apr-13 22:02:37

My DS1 is nearly 7 and still wet at night. Hard for him as 3 year old DS2 been dry at night since potty trained at age 2.5.

Just tried EFT but hasn't worked sad next step is an alarm. He doesn't share a room so worth trying I suppose.

He doesn't want to wear pull ups but wet every night. Reducing water later in day doesn't make any difference.

BethAndHerBrood Mon 15-Apr-13 13:22:06

Thanks for your reply, forever. I'm not sure that the alarm is actually doing anything, but it might be helping DS2 feel more in control, iykwim. He's had 2 dry nights in a row upto now, he is very happy. But the alarm played no part in it, but he is insistant he wears it!

I guess we just have to go with it. He'll be dry eventually, is what i keep telling myself!

AnyaKnowIt Mon 15-Apr-13 13:26:06

It might be worth taking a trip to see his GP

foreverondiet Fri 19-Apr-13 14:08:36

AnyaKnowit - yes we might go back to GP - but he is resistant to taking medication - went to GP a couple of years ago about daytime wetting and refuses to take the medication he was given for that.

If the alarm doesn't work (waiting for it to come) his choice will be medication or pull ups, fed up of all the laundry sad.

The EFT therapist wants to treat me - what do you all think - could my behaviour really make a difference to him.

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