“How do I stop my 6 year old from wetting the bed? Have tried mostly everything. I have put a torch under his pillow for the night, but he still wets the bed. Thanks”

Posted by Amanda, 20/5/2013

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  • Wake him up t night to go to he toilet.



  • make sure he goes to the toilet before going to sleep .Perhaps wake him up once during the night



  • Can u try sleeping with him. He might feel comforted by the fact he can ask u to go to the toilet. Sometimes the walk to toilet is scarey in night n that y they jus do it in bed!



  • Wetting the bed , sometimes u jus have to let them adjust in their own time



  • I hope you have found a solution since posting this question. If not, I would suggest checking in to any emotional issues that may be at play, and reducing liquid intake in the last hour before bed, in addition to sending him to the toilet just before he goes to bed



  • You may just need to wait it out.



  • have really enjoyed this post as we are having similar issues with our boy.



  • Some kids just take longer- try waterproof sheeting, pull ups and making sure he goes before bed.



  • Also try pull-ups or dry nights, hope that helps :-)



  • It’s ok that’s normal some kids are delayed and some are early, be patient and he will grow out of it ;)



  • I think you just need to let it run its course, because they do grow out of it. If you’re really concerned that there may be more to it I’d suggest going to the docs for a check up and make sure everything is ok



  • My 6yr old wets the bed on occasions still – most times it is when he hasn’t been just before going to bed or has had a lot to drink that night. On nights he hasn’t been before bed I will get him up around 10-11pm & take him to the bathroom, other than that he has a waterproof matress protector on his bed.
    For kids that routinely wet the bed I’m not sure there is a lot you can do unfortunately, there is an alarm you can get that is supposed to wake them up – havnig not used it though I cannot vouch for it’s effectiveness.



  • They grow out of it. You just have to be patient



  • Also consider emotional issues. Is it every night? Is there anything happening on the nights it happens like getting into trouble, siblings getting into trouble, any yelling in the house, trouble at school etc.



  • I would see a medical professional.


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