Please, I'd also like to know about that product for my son.
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5/17/10 at 4:59pm
There is something medical that can be done for camping trips and overnights with friends..Desmopressin. We never used it all the time, but for two weeks at a time on family trips or when he had friends spend the night. It was cheap too.. so cheap that we never used our insurance for it.. less than 10 bucks for 30 of them. It might be the thing to use at your house if there are issues.
I have several threads about our family's nocturnal enuresis journey. That is the medical term and 2 of 10 11 year olds deal with it. It can be frustrating, temper flaring and shameful to deal with. Take that away. He is not too lazy to get up, he is not immature, he is not emotionally damaged... he will be if there is hostility to him because of this. This is pure and simple a medical condition and one he is old enough to deal with on his own... and he will if he does not feel shamed because of it. The hiding is a sure sign that someone has shamed him..intentionally or not.
The basics for us were
FLEECE FLEECE FLEECE... we used fleece as a bottom sheet with a waterproof mattress pad. a yard and a half of fleece is a twin sized bed.run elastic all around and it will stay on. The biggest benefit to fleece, it washes and dries in a heartbeat.. you can even wash it in the sink and have it dry an hour latter draped over a chair.
and not pullups but a product I bought from a WAHM on this site. They were basically fuzzi bunz with a boxer like cover instead of a diaper. they allowed him to feel wet but not have a puddle for everyone to deal with.. and they were laundered with the rest of the wash.. no big deal. You could add extra inserts if they needed more absorbency.
We tried the alarms, we tried getting him up an hour after he fell asleep, two hours and every hour until we went to bed.. he always seemed to do it.. we stopped liquids after 5 pm, we did holistic meds, counseling.. you name it.. we tried it.
There is a hormone in the body that shuts production of urine down at night. Some people do not produce it in childhood. They will when puberty hits. That was the "cure" for us.