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Bed wetting, had behavioral issues. What is going on?

Hi, my 6 and half year old son was dry at night for many months. Until last year I discovered that he was experiencing bullying behaviour at his very first school. I changed schools and he was certainly a happier child. Just prior to his changing schools he had to undergo a circumcision operation. And basically he has struggled with bedwetting since, although it actually started before changing schools and got worse after the op. We recently (a matter of weeks) started using those night time 'pyjama pants', I know they are essentially nappies but luckily he hasn't twigged this yet. And we have told nobody that he's using them as this was very important to him, so he must be embarrassed about it. Some mornings he will wake up and will have had a dry night ( i praise him and he's proud of himself) but he has had occasions in the morning when the pants are heavy, and we have to 'start again'. I haven't taken him to the doctor yet as some say that because he's not 7 yet that it's not a serious problem. I have tried everything from restricting liquids at bedtime to waking him and getting him up in the night to pee. So, should I continue with the pants and see how he goes or is it likely he has a real problem? Health wise he has allergies and asthma but is otherwise very fit and healthy. I would appreciate your advice. Thank you. Tracey
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi Tracey,

I suggest you not to worry about that.

Certain percentage of children do bed wet at that age.

Do not scold him and what ever else you are doing is exactly right.

I appreciate that you are praising him for the dry nights.

See into his day to day life and look if any stress factor is there.
Some times problems with teachers, friends could be responsible for some stress in these kids.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Psychologist Dr. K. V. Anand's  Response
Dec 2015
Welcome to HCM
Bedwetting at this age is not alarming as you are suggesting.
This is issue related to training methodology
Parents always play a large part in incontenance training
Understand your son's life rhythm, do correctional measures according to his rhythm
Pocking him about his habbit may make him feel inferior and may have behavioral problem in the future.
Ignoring his problem may help him to a large extent.
See a psychologist for advice
Answered: Sun, 5 May 2013
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