I have a 7-year-old, younger brother. Sometimes, he wets the bed. He wants to stop doing this, but he says he can't control it. He doesn't even know when he does it. Does anyone have any advice on how we can stop his bed-wetting problem?

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    Take a look at some of the other questions tagged bed-wetting on the site. In particular, this answer has some excellent advice, and this one is also quite comprehensive.
    – Acire
    Commented Sep 9, 2015 at 11:10
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    Has your brother always done this? Or did he go years without wetting the bed, and then start wetting the bed?
    – Jasper
    Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 23:36

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It's good you are looking out for your brother! Hey, tell him don't worry about it... he'll grow out of it someday. Lots of kids do that, and boys are notorious.

So, don't worry about, just put some things in place to protect him and the bed, like a protective cover, and some towels, etc. Then, make sure no more fluids after a certain time (depending on when he goes to bed) and make him go pee just before bed. Finally, get him up in the middle of the night to go pee, so his brain can get used to it.

  • He still does it, I mean that he's 9yrs old now.
    – user17841
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 2:28
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    There are nose drops that help many kids by simulating a natural hormone that allows the child to wake when they feel the need.
    – pojo-guy
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 16:19
  • Buy bed-side bedwetting alarm or try Dr. Sagie's Bedwetting therapy.
    – John
    Commented Apr 26, 2019 at 13:05

Something your parents might want to look into is his frequency of bowel movements. Constipation can cause the intestines to push against the bladder at night and cause leakage. There are many powders with insoluble fiber in them that you add to drinks that can help relieve that source of pressure on the bladder.

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