My child wets the bed because
he is lazy.
Given a choice, no one would choose to
wet the bed, even though children may appear to be unaffected
or indifferent about the issue. These children have
never awakened in a dry bed on a consistent basis. When
you think about it, in many cases a wet bed is all they
have ever known. Because they do not have a choice,
ignoring the subject or avoiding it becomes a practical
Don't worry about it. The
child will probably outgrow it.
This is the most common thing parents hear
from grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, a co-worker
and doctors.. The problem with this statement is very
simple. While some children do outgrow bedwetting some
do not. It is impossible to get adults to admit that
they have the problem. More importantly, no one can
tell you exactly when the wetting will stop or what
effect it will have on the enuretic in the meantime.
My child drinks too much before bedtime.
Some children can wet the bed after only
1 hour of sleep and others may wet as many as three
or four times per night. With some bedwetters we have
observed that the wetting occurs many times when the
bladder is less than half full. The amount of urine
or liquid in the system is irrelevant. If liquids were
a primary cause of bedwetting, everyone would have this
problem depending on the amount of liquid they take
We take our child to the
bathroom at night and he is still wet in the morning.
Studies have shown that you can get an
enuretic out of bed, make them walk, talk and urinate
while still in the deepest part of sleep. Often these
children do not remember getting up with their parents
at night. The child can be taken to the toilet and given
a command to urinate. Once the urination begins he has
been taught to urinate in his sleep, exactly what you
are trying to prevent him from doing.