Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Smiles Everyone Smiles!!

My opinion and approach to Motor Mouth bedwetting at age 6 has changed after reading this article, written by a grown up, former bed wetter. What is my new approach?

Say nothing. Do nothing. 
Smile more.

We have tried everything we can to get our boy to stop wetting the bed. Everything. From here on out, I'm not going to talk about the bedwetting. I'm not going to show any sign of frustration at having to change sheets all the time. I'm going to do what needs to be done in secret and in silence and just pile the love on my boy.

When Motor Mouth grows up, I want him to feel like it was okay to reach his dry night milestones in his own time. I want Motor Mouth to know he was loved and supported by both of his parents and we are a safe place. So, from here on out, I'm going to smile, smile, smile!!


Out-Numbered said...

If he's still wetting when he's 16, you should say something...

Heather Kay said...

I think it is very interesting that the person in the article says 9 was the age for her. I have known 3 other cases where 9 was the magic number. Hang in there. One trick that I used is to double make the bed. Put a plastic sheet, regular sheet, plastic, regular. Then in the middle of the night just pull the top layer off. I also taught my bed wetter to clean him/herself and pull off the sheets once they were big enough. We used the boxer style pull ups for sleep overs and I just packed a Wal-Mart bag in the sleepover bag so that they could put it back in there and throw away when home. Hope these ideas help. I am a mom who has been there!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

These all sound like good pieces of advice. Maybe you could stock up on cheapo sheets when some place is having a sale and not have to do laundry as frequently? Or... maybe not. I'd keep the pediatrician informed, though, as sometimes it can be beyond the normal growing out of something (ie. I had an 8th grade student once who still had this problem - it was an issue when we took the kids camping - but he was on special meds for it by that point).