WWYD bedwetting Mandy Schlatterer Due March 27 (girl); 2 kids; New Port Richey, Florida 1842 posts
Mar 27th '13

If your toddler who just had 12 nights in a row dry woke up in the middle of the night flipping out that they wet the bed and wouldn't stop yelling for 30 minutes?

I told him when he calmed down I'd help him, because no matter what I said he was swinging his arms and screaming super loud.

So then he calmed down and wanted to be held. I held him, we changed his clothes and sheets and I told him everyone has accidents, it's nothing to cry about. I told him it's okay and it's nothing to be sad about. I told him even Elmo wets the bed sometimes! That made him feel better lol. Then I laid with him and rubbed his head.

His new 5 day old sister was crying and I never leave her crying but this time I gave her a paci just because my son is already shaken up and adjusting to her birth and he REALLY needed me just then.. so she had to wait.. just a few minutes..

I felt so bad for him! He was so disappointed in himself!

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Mar 27th '13

Awwe poor guy. My 5yo still bed wets. So I don't have any advice to make him feel better except its normal. If its recurring you can try the chiropractor. It helps dd temporarily.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Mar 27th '13

My daughter is the same way. She looses it if she has an accident. I would just do what you did. Comfort him and reassure him its ok.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12304 posts
Mar 27th '13

I think you handled it well. Bedwetting should never be a shameful or bad experience I guess you can say. Children usually feel horrible enough about doing it, that having a scolding from a parent can be so harmful. It does happen, and will happen. Just continue to be gentle and loving with your reactions. Because of his new sister he may have accidents more frequently since he is having to adjust. If you don't already I would get a waterproof mattress pad on his bed so clean up is a lot easier. Make sure he knows to come to you whenever he needs you when he has an accident or just needs some mommy time because of his new sister. And as far as giving the paci to your other child, I probably would have done the same.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
Mar 27th '13

the bathroom line was long at head start the other day and my little man dribbled in his under wear and refused to come out of the bathroom until I got there with clean clothes. :/ It was the 1st time he had an accident in 2.5 yrs.