My 6 year old son is really struggling with bed wetting he will sometimes stay dry for 20-25 days and then revert to wetting the bed everynight for a week. we wake him before we go to bed and take him to the toilet? this this something we should be doing or should we leave him?
Hi Carey, it is very common for parents to comment on their child wavering between periods of being dry then returning to bedwetting again. The good news is, this is perfectly normal and a good indicator that your child is moving toward achieving permanent continence. You do not mention in your question whether the nights you take him to the toilet are the nights he doesn’t wet. Waking/lifting is typically seen as a practical approach to managing children’s bedwetting in the short-term only but does little to help them to become dry on their own. Lifting at night means children do not get the chance to get used to the signals that the bladder sends to the brain telling them to wake-up and empty their bladder nor does the bladder have the opportunity to stretch and develop. If however you find this approach does work for you and that he doesn’t wet on these particular nights then it is OK to continue however try and vary the times that you do this so that it doesn’t result in his bladder being conditioned into needing to empty at a particular time each night.