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04/05/2013 at 06:45
B still wets the bed on a night and until Good Friday wore a nappy to bed each night - well a night time nappy.
The GP suggested sending him to bed without a nappy to encourage him to be dry through the night.
I have to change his bedding maybe five nights out of seven. Thursday night I had to change it twice and he wouldn't stop screaming because he'd wet the bed.
And then there is this morning which makes me fecking furious. He has wet the bed but because I hadn't checked it as soon as he got up, he'd made the bed and soaked the duvet as well. It wasn't even a small patch it was approx a metre square soaked patch which had then soaked into the duvet because he'd made the bed on top of it. I knew he'd done it as well as soon as I stepped into his room and the stench of urine was extremely strong.
I have explained I'm not upset that he ahs wet the bed but I am furious that eh has hidden it because it makes more washing for me. Actually this week I ran out of bedding because I only have three sets and couldn't get it washed and dried quick enough to get back on his bed as I am out at work all day. He very rarely wets the bed on a Saturday night - the only day of the week that I have any control over how much he eats and drinks during the day.
I really don't need this extra stress/pressure - although even when he was wearing a nappy he would still wet the bed fairly often as well The night time nappies don't fit him particularly well because he is extremely tall for his age and thin. Also I don't want to feel like we are going backwards. Any insight would be appreciated. Although my Dad told me he wasn't dry through the night until he was eleven and it caused a lot of friction because he had to share a bed with his brothers.
04/05/2013 at 09:04
I thought staying dry through the night was down to production of a hormone that stopped you weeing in your sleep, so I don't see how not putting a nappy on is going to stop it.
Could you try a cloth nappy with booster linings to see if that stops leakage?
Personally I'd put a nappy back on tonight, he's clearly not ready to be dry through the night and it's upsetting him plus creating more work for you. I think GPs look at textbooks too much....
04/05/2013 at 09:31
I'd carry on with a nappy/pull up. Wait until you've had a week of dry nights and then try again. You can still encourage keeping dry with a reward, but I also think its hormone related and out of his control (unless of course he's waking but not getting up to the toilet in time- that he could work on).
04/05/2013 at 09:51
Cheers both. The hormone production is stop the kidneys making urine overnight. The GPs idea was that as B is such a heavy sleeper that wetting himself would wake him up and he would get used to waking up and going to the toilet rather than just wetting the bed. After a month of it, it ahs amde no difference. I don't want to take a step back but I think we will go back to the night time nappies for a bit.
WE - I don't think the cloth nappies I've got are big enough but that is an idea thank you
04/05/2013 at 10:33
I would also go back to putting a nappy on, it's just too much extra work for you that you clearly don't need and hopefully he will feel it is less of an issue then and eventually grow out of it.
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