DS7 still wears a pull-up every night We spoke to his doctor and he assured us this is very common, about 25% of kids up to age 13 wet at least 4 nights week (or someting simliar to those #'s ~ i don't have the exact figures memorized). For him, he is just a REALLY heavy sleeper. It is what it is; DS5 has never wet the bed since being potty trained.
I can't speak for others, but in our house, DS7 is responsible for all the putting on and cleaning up of his pull up all on his own... if we had to resort to diapers- I would teach him how to do it himself, but pull ups suffice fine for us at this point.
Four of my six were bedwetters. I used the bedwetting alarms for two of them, they do work, but honestly were a bigger hassle than they were worth. They only cut the bedwetting down by about six months. My bedwetters started staying dry between ten and twelve years old. My two that don't wet began staying dry around three. My sister and my husbands brother were both bedwetters, it's definitely genetic. My oldest had a full medical workup at ten and there was nothing wrong. We just put plastic on all the beds, stocked up on small adult diapers(cheaper and don't leak) and worked really hard to not make them feel bad about it.
Anonymous said: I can't stress enough how much I DO NOT think this is a "laziness" issue. That's what I call "old thinking" - like when my aunt used to rub my cousin's nose in her pee like a dog. I don't think ANY child does this on purpose.
I can't stress enough how much I DO NOT think this is a "laziness" issue. That's what I call "old thinking" - like when my aunt used to rub my cousin's nose in her pee like a dog. I don't think ANY child does this on purpose.