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What are your suggestions or advice on how to get your child to stop bedwetting. Mine is 7 and has done it ever since he was a toddler. I've taken him to the doctor several times and all they say is that it's normal, nothing to drink after a certain time, and no disciplining him (because he's not doing it on purpose). I don't get mad at him, because  I  myself remember being in elementary and having accidents awake or asleep every now and then until about 4th grade!
Is this hereditary? Should I take him to a specialist? I ask him why he does it and all he says is that he doesn't feel when he's going.
I'm not sure what to do anymore? Please help?

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jransom94 jransom94 4 years 31 weeks
I myself was pee body. I guess he will grow out of it, maybe he's scared at night. Try leaving the bathroom light on for him. If that don't work put a diaper on him; he'll feel very uncomfortable then maybe you will see some kind of changes.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 4 years 33 weeks
how often? i did it till about 10 i think, but not weekly or anything... i heard it could be related to sexual abuse though? guessing you've rule that out already...
MissSushi MissSushi 4 years 33 weeks
It's a biological thing he has absolutely no control over. It will develop when it develops. I wish more people knew this becuase there is no reason to question the kids or make them feel like it's their fault. They have NO control over it. See a specialist to rule out any problems, and try those tablets, but you're probably going to have to just have him use those goodnights until he can stay dry at night.
Zivanod Zivanod 4 years 33 weeks
My brother was a bed wetter until 10 or so. My mom would wake him around 11pm when she was about to go to sleep so that he could take a bathroom break. It helped. You can also use underjams and hope the problem goes away.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 4 years 33 weeks
I'm not sure if you have any Hyland's brand stuff in your area's health food stores, but we use their teething tablets (which are AMAZING). A friend of mine was having problems with her daughter wetting the bed (around the same age as your son) and she used their bedwetting tablets and said they worked like a charm. They're a homeopathic tablet so they're not laden with anything you don't want your child to have. They're worth a shot!
4 years 33 weeks
You can take him to a specialist just to rule out a true problem, but it truly is normal at his age and above. There are alarms you can use as well.