NEARLY ALL CHILDREN OUTGROW BEDWETTING. FOR THE REST, THERE IS HELP AT HAND!
Although most children have dry nights by the time they start school, there are plenty of nine to 12-year-olds who wet the bed, with around 2% of all kids continuing to do so right up to late teens. Bedwetting is more common in boys than girls.
Make sure your child understands that they’re not the only one, nor is it their fault. Kids in this age group are highly likely to be ashamed of their bedwetting and worry that others will find out and they’ll be teased. As a parent it’s your job to be upbeat and compassionate in order to maintain their self-esteem and happiness while you help them through this stage.
Bedwetting is more common in boys than girls.
If one parent wet the bed as a child there is a 43% chance of their child wetting the bed.
My son is 9 yrs old and has never wet is bed until recently.. The has wet the bed twice in the one week. This is very strange as he has never done this before… Please advise me on how i should approach this matter.
teachers say that she has sometime even wet herself in morning prayer at school, she comes home daily with wet skirt dripping down to her legs
My 12 year old daughter wets almost every night and has done so for around a month now. We are working with other methods to try and get her dry, but she still wears and wets Drynites most nights. Should I be using baby powder or lotion to prevent any sort of skin irritation? I worry about her lying in a wet nappy for the whole night most nights of the week – particularly considering she is mostly responsible for taking care of her own hygiene (showering in the morning etc.) and she can be quite lazy in the mornings (leaving on her wet Drynight on weekend mornings). If so, which would be more effective – powder or lotion?
When my son is watching TV or playing computer games, he frequently wets his pants and just keeps on doing what he was doing like he doesn’t care. (he wets his bed every night)
This has been going on for some time so due to the increasing number of stains on his bedroom carpet and his desk chair, I have told him that he can’t play on the computer or watch TV unless he agrees to wear protection (a nappy). At first he didn’t like the ideas but now he is happy to comply so I use the Tena Slip XS on him and they work fine. At the end of most gaming or TV watching sessions he is usually quite wet.
He is changed and continues. He has also started to have more and more frequent accidents at school, especially when cornered by the school bulies. Last week I started to send him to school in drynites and this seems to be working in that he comes home with wet drynites instead of wet undies.
Am I making it worse using nappies and dry nites or will he grow out of it – your input would be appreciated.
My son used to wet his pants at school so I started to punish him every time he came home with wet pants in his bag and he has since stopped wetting at school. He still wets at home, normally while watching tv or playing outside and I don’t punish him for it. I don’t buy him diapers or protection, just regular underwear but I do have to do lots of washing but at home in private, I dont really care as noone sees him in wet pants etc. He has always wet his bed and uses a rubber sheet but no other protection but as long as he does his own washing and changes his own bed and doesn’t wake me up in the middle of the night, it doesn’t bother me much. He is 9 years old. Should I force him to wear diapers day and night? Should I punish him for wetting? Should I try and shame him into being dry like making him aware only babies wear diapers or wet themselves? On occasion, if he is in a bad mood, he will stand in front of me and deliberately wet himself I guess his way of saying “stuff you” or something ??!