Embarrassing Bodies Kids: Episode 2

Bed-wetting

Bed-wetting is a very common problem, affecting 750,000 children under 5, and 1 in 20 children over the age of 10. Mum Kirsty has been coping with 9 year old Taylor’s bed-wetting since he was 5. Factors which cause bedwetting are poor diet, emotional trauma, or lack of vasopressin hormone. This hormone restricts urine production in the night and may be the solution to Taylor’s problem. He is given replacement hormone Desmopressin and has been dry since, as long as he remembers to take it!

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My son also wets the bed, he is 10 and he can go 2 weeks dry and then a wet one. I'm so guttered for him but, do not make a big deal about it at all. It bothers him though, especially when he wants to sleep at friends as he can't. And when they stay over here I secretly sneak in his room and wake him but, some times because he is so conscious of it as a friend is over he wakes by himself, which means he can do it. Maybe he is a deep sleeper? I don't really like the idea of him taking a hormone. How long do they take it for? He is going to France with the school next year and he doesn't want to go unless he is dry. :( He is a fussy eater so I might show him the facts up the top there on diet and maybe he might be a bit more adventurous at meal times. Plus he will believe me when I tell him he is not alone.





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My son is 9 and had been dry between the ages of 3 and 6 then without any particular reason has started wetting the bed again. We tried reducing the amount of drink he had in the evening and raising before we go to bed and he still wets. We went to the doctor and he gave him a Desmopressin nasal spray. We didn't find this very successful, it was bit of hit and miss if it stopped him wetting. I feel at my wits end and my son is soooooo emarrassed by it all. I wish I could do something else to stop all this for him. Any body with any more ideas please help me.





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We have an 11 year old son and he still wets the bed.He stopped at 3yrs old and started again.He sleeps so heavely, sometimes he does not hear the alarm.We have never taken him to see a doctor as we thought he would grow it out but now its troubling us and its worring for him as well.





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i have a 7 year old son who has bed wet all his life, he has been on 2 lots of medication, desmomelt and oxibutinin with no success with either, i have tried star charts etc





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my daughter has turnt 8 she has been bed wetting nfor 3 years shes on ditropan medication but has no affect could this hormone drug be a possibility for her to take





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