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To shout at 6yo DS for wetting the bed the 4th time in a week

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Acunningruse · 20/10/2018 09:46

As above. DS has been toilet trained reliably since age 3, and dry at night since age 4. The last few weeks he's been wetting the bed perhaps once a week, last week it was around 3 times and even more this week.
I'm afraid I completely lost it at 2.30am when he wandered in and announced nonchalantly that "I've had a leak mummy" no you haven't had a leak you have weed yourself again!!
What's concerning me is he doesn't seem bothered at all, I would have thought at just turned 6 he would be embarrassed about it.

He seems really happy in all areas, absolutely thriving at school and generally an active happy boy so I'm at a loss as to what's causing it.

Any ideas? At 2.30this morning I threatened to put him in nappies but I really don't want to do this.

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Awaytome · 26/10/2018 12:59

You don't need to be a perfect parent to know that you don't shout at a small child after them wetting the bed.


MrsGB2225 · 26/10/2018 13:41

away the OP admits she was wrong and has made a doctors appointment.


LikeIcare · 26/10/2018 14:29

MNers always love a good overreaction. Especially if they get to stick the boot in anonymously. Sanctimonious twats.


Glittertwins · 26/10/2018 14:45

Hope you gets some better support from your GP.
I second PPs who have asked about very deep sleep / tiredness and drinking black currant squash as these are both triggers for our DS


Talkstotrees · 26/10/2018 16:01

I haven’t read the full thread so probably repeating but wanted to reassure you.

(I’m sure you know you shouldn’t have shouted and should apologise to him & explain that you were wrong).

My son wet the bed almost every night until he was 8/9. He is a very deep sleeper and had the odd ‘accident’ even later. We never did the whole alarm thing - I had a few friends whose children were the same, who went to their GPs & had specialists with limited success and lots of added stress. We never did, perhaps because I’m lazy, perhaps because I’m laid back, & it just faded away as he got older. He’s a perfectly normal 20 year old now :) Just wore large pull up/dry nites for a long time.


Thirtyrock39 · 27/10/2018 09:17

Sorry not read the full thread but just to echo some previous posters:-
Check no infection or constipation first
Make sure he's drinking 6-8 water or dilute squash drinks throughout the day (avoid fizzy and black currant )
You don't need to limit drinks at bed time but it's good if they're spread out throughout the day to help with bladder capacity - this is really key to helping with any kind of wetting think of the bladder as needing training and building up - so it gets used to filling and then emptying- don't take to frequently in the day for a wee at six he should be able to wait a couple of hours between loo visits again this is to build up bladder capacity
Double void- wee going up to bed, teeth, story then another wee
If he wets get him to help strip bedding- not as a punishment but to take some involvement
If no improvements you can get bed alarms if he's a very deep sleeper

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