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Dr Catherine
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8-15 years

Hi my son wets the bed, should I get him drynites even though he doesn’t want to wear them??

As a working mum I completely understand the frustration involved in having to deal with wet sheets of a morning, however it is important that you do not force him to wear absorbent pants as this may only make him feel worse about the situation. You could definitely talk to your son about the benefits of wearing absorbent pants at night. To reduce the stress on you, you could ask your son to help you out by taking responsibility for his own wet sheets, stripping his bed and pooping them in the laundry. While it is fine for parents to encourage children to be independent and help with the laundry it is important that this is not seen as a punishment. You need to reassure your son that he has your full support at all times and that this is something your will solve together. All the best! Kind Regards, Dr Cathrine