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Nick, age 47: My
10-year-old son still wets the bed once in a while. We've given him a sleeping
bag that he puts on his bed after he puts the wet sheets in the laundry. He
washes his own bedding and makes the bed again the next day. No one makes a big
deal out of it, but he's responsible for managing it on his own.
Claudia, age 40: Our
son has no problem managing his bed-wetting at home, but he's really worried
about what will happen when he goes to summer camp this year. The doctor
suggested that we try this medication to see if it works for him, and then he
can just use it when he's away from home.
Anne-Marie, age 34:
Thank goodness for those "big kid" disposable underpants! My daughter, who's 7
and still wets the bed a few times a week, saw those on TV a few months ago and
asked if she could try them. I asked her doctor if there was any reason not to
use them, and he said no. So we bought a package, and Michelle has been using
them ever since. She feels a lot better because she doesn't have to make up her
bed with clean sheets several times a week, and I feel better because she's
taking responsibility for managing her bed-wetting on her own.
Carlos, age 35: I think
I have more of a problem with my daughter's bed-wetting than she does. I've
tried not to let her know it, but I feel like she could stop if she wanted to,
even though another part of me knows that she doesn't do it on purpose. It
doesn't seem to bother her very much (probably because her best girlfriend also
wets the bed). I think it would help me to talk to someone about how I can
handle my own feelings about it better.
Debby Golonka, MPH
Susan Van Houten, RN, BSN, MBA
Primary Medical Reviewer
Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
November 12, 2008
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 12, 2008
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