A worried and frustrated mum needs your help today because her children wet the bed and she has no idea how she can help them. As you will see she has tried everything she can think of but nobody seems able to help her. I know how this mum feels as my six-year-old still has trouble holding his bladder throughout the night and its is very frustrating having to wash bedding every single day.
My anonymous story
My children wet the bed and I am hoping that someone can at least offer me some reassurance that this will solve itself as I am at my whit end. My daughters are aged eight and nine and from the ages of four they were both dry throughout the night.
The bed wetting began a year ago when our family was attacked by a neighbour. The neighbour caused us a lot of heartaches and the harassment was severe.
My children wet the bed because they were traumatised
The girls obviously knew something was happening and the neighbour even shouted at the girls, although I tried to shield them from as much of it as I could, children see and hear things without us even knowing.
The abusive neighbour moved away 2 years ago now but the girls are still wetting the bed and I don’t know what to do to help them.
I have taken them both to the family doctor but he has ruled out any medical reasons. I feel hopeless and frustrated.
The doctor did advise that I do not revert back to using pull-ups, but I am having to buy new mattresses every few months, we have the mattress protectors on too but it doesn’t help and I hate to think the girls are laid in a wet bed.
We limit their drinking after 6 pm and they go bed around 7.30 and sleep by 9-10pm.
I would appreciate any suggestions but I don’t want to go back to the doctors as he made me feel stupid. He made me feel I was wasting his time. Even the hospital referral said neither of the girls had any problems with their kidneys or bladders. I just don’t know where to turn.
Does anyone else children wet the bed at this age and what can I do to help them stop?