“OK, What’s The Deal With Bed-Wetting?”

I have researched bed-wetting off and on for years.  The bottom line is that no one really knows why kids wet the bed.  MJ is almost 11 and still wets the bed on some nights.  I toss back and forth the notion of, “Is this autism or is this his family history”?  I must say that for the last 6 months his bed-wetting has decreased.  As a matter of fact MJ recently went 13 days in a row without wetting the bed!!! Just as I was about to break out the party balloons, he wet the bed on day 14.  I believe that MJ is now aware of the fact that it is not normal.  He notices that his sister does not wet the bed.  He says things like “I tried not to wet the bed mommy”.  We never make him feel guilty and I have to credit my husband for teaching MJ to get up when he needs to use the bathroom.  MJ now gets up (on his own) sometimes in the early morning hours and uses the bathroom but he still wets the bed a few nights per week.  I am optimistic that his bed-wetting will stop soon but I will continue researching to find out what else we can do.

Featured imagePossible chart I may use…I’m still not sure about it yet.

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13 thoughts on ““OK, What’s The Deal With Bed-Wetting?”

  1. Bedwetting is one of the most common problems in children. While there is disagreement among medical professionals about a deficiency of the hormone ADH (it triggers your body to decrease urine production at night), most agree that it is often related to neurological delay. It has also been linked to a child’s genetics and children on the spectrum are twice as likely as NTs to have trouble. All that aside, it is really hard for kids not to feel embarrassed or ashamed of something that they really can’t control. Lots of love is good medicine for that,❤ and talk to your doctor too especially if you are concerned.

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  2. Does he take medication? For some meds, nocturnal incontinence is a side effect. Also, make sure he’s getting enough fluids, particularly water. Dehydration plays a role in bed wetting. If none of those apply, continue to help him not feel bad about it.

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