Age 8

Almost all children outgrow bedwetting. 8 year olds included!

8 year old getting worse, time for alarms?
I completely understand your frustration. The tricky thing about bedwetting is that there are so many possible causes that it can be difficult to treat. I am assuming that you have already met with a continence specialist – this is important as the success of interventions like the conditioning alarm increase when used under the guidance of a professional. There...
My son is 8 and his bedwetting is getting worse. Is there any medical intervention?
a delay in achieving nighttime continence is typically due to a delay in maturation of your child’s nervous system. There are two main reasons he continues to wet at night. Firstly, when asleep your son is unable to recognize messages that his full bladder sends to his brain telling him to wake-up and go to the toilet. Secondly, his bladder...
My 8 year old son has severe hyperspadias and has had many operations to fix it. He is still bed wetting and MUST use a pull up at night.He is still bed wetting and MUST use a pull up at night. Should I just be patient?
I am unaware of any direct link between hyperspadias and primary enuresis - this may be something worth discussing with your Urologist. Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation in the community about how we should go about treating children who wet the bed - rewards systems, limiting fluids and waking children during the night are three approaches that traditionally...
Our 8 year boy is still incontinent even with using Minirin Melts. Can you suggest anything else or do you think that he will grow out of it? Thanking you, Dominic S
Hi Dominic, while it is certainly possible that your son will outgrow bedwetting on his own, the chances of children doing this reduce, as they get older. Minirin is a man-made form of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) that works by substituting for the natural hormone. It helps the child's body make less urine at night, reducing the risk of children’s bladder...