Hi everyone. I've joined here for some anonymous advice, please.
My eleven year old son recently started wetting his bed. At first I just thought it was a one off problem, but he started doing it more and more often.
I sat him down and talked to him about why he thought he was doing it, but he didn't know. And although he was embarrassed about it I took him to our family doctor who recommended the usual things like not having any drinks after tea time, and see how it goes.
We did that, but he continued wetting.
After a couple of weeks it was getting to be a real problem and I told him it might be best if we got him some nappies to wear at bedtime. Again he was embarrassed, but I got him some 'pyjama pants' to wear.
He's been wearing them to bed for two weeks now, and he's wet them literally every night. Even though he doesn't have any drinks after tea time he wet so much that I had to get him some pastic pants to wear over them.
He now seems to just accept that he has to wear them, and doesn't mind at all. He's even asked to be put into them straight after supper. I was really surprised by this, especially as his sister teased him about it before I told her not to. He didn't seem to mind what she said, though, and quite happily sat in the lounge in his pyjama top, nappy and plastic pants.
I'm now worried, not only that he still wets every night, but that he actually seems to enjoy having to wear them.
I'm sure this isn't normal. Does anyone have any advice on how I can get him to stop?