Having got to the stage where we have been working up to take J to the doctors about the night time bedwetting, we thought we’d better have a go without nappies first. We didn’t hold out high hopes, after all there have been plenty of wet beds and full nappies in recent weeks. Still part of me felt that he was using the nappy as a crutch a bit and it wouldn’t do any harm to see how he managed without it. In fact, last week he admitted to having two wees in his nappy before lights out, due to pure laziness I think.
So we have been giving it a go. I made sure I had plenty of bedding ready to go. So far we have had some success. The first night he was dry until 3.15am, which isn’t too bad considering sometimes I’ve had to change the bed at 10pm.
This morning was rather unexpected. I woke up at 5.45 and quickly thought to myself that so far I hadn’t been summoned to change a wet bed. I was interested to know if he would wee the bed as he woke up, or whether he would wake up before that. As it happened a little while later he emerged with a dry bed and dry pyjama bottoms. I’m not going to get too excited about one night (we’ve managed one night before), but I did give him loads of praise. One thing that worries me is that he hasn’t woken up to go to the loo during the night, so I don’t know whether his body is reading the signals yet. Last night has given me some hope though that we might be able to lick this without the need for a doctor’s visit and a hospital referral. If so, so much the better.