Bed wetting boys

by Karen Radford 4 min read

Bed wetting boys

Young boys are naturally into all sorts of things, and as a parent, keeping tabs on everything your young boy is up to might seem like a daunting task. With their bouncy, naturally curious nature and uncanny interest in many worldly things, boys are a challenge with much reward. Their busy nature and keenness to engage in any activity can often be adversely affected by bed wetting, so it’s always a good idea to identify and treat the problem early.

Would your son wish to miss out on a birthday sleepover because of his fear of bedwetting? No parent would agree with this.

With this said however, it’s not always easy, as some boys can tend to brush bed wetting aside - they might not put much focus on it as being a problem, and are always eager to get on with the days activities. Part of this might also be that boys aren't as good at discussing problems with mum or dad as girls tend to be, it may be a case of your boy pretending that bed wetting is less of a problem than it really is. After all, it happens during the deepest of sleeps, so is right out of their control.

Overcoming bed wetting in boys is not at all impossible, and with your help and your sons enthusiastic nature on his side, overcoming a boys bed wetting is very achievable.

As with most bed wetting cases, the chances are that your boy is more likely to be a bed wetter if you or his other parent was a bed wetter. Research has proven that genetics is a leading cause of bed wetting problems, known as enuresis, so if you can recall the trouble you had with bed wetting then it pays to keep extra focus on your son as he develops through the ages of 5 and beyond. Also keep in mind that boys develop a little slower than girls do, in general, so it’s not at all unexpected that a boys bedwetting might go on for a little longer than with girls, and take a little longer to treat. Each child is totally unique however, so we are talking on average here.

When you notice your boy is wetting the bed, or you think he may be having the first signs of trouble with bed wetting, its then important to be ready to talk over with him some of the key points about it, and make sure that your ready to help him overcome the problem. Sometimes children feel that they are going through this alone, and might feel distanced or out of depth when it comes to getting help. As a parent, its vitally important to sympathise and comfort them, ensuring they feel your unconditional support. Sit and talk with him in a non-threatening place or environment, ensure he knows that this is a common thing and it’s simply part of ‘getting big’ or ‘growing up’. It wont last forever, and let your boy know you will help him out of it. Make sure he feels like he is not alone, and can come to you at any time for help and support. As a parent, you need to make sure that you don’t place undue focus on the negative aspects of bed wetting, make sure your boy knows that you will act with calm and patience when he wets the bed, and not over react to more washing, or a wet mattress. This is the first step in treating your boy’s bed wetting.

The next step in the treatment of your boy’s bed wetting is to start a process that will lead to ending the bed wetting and making him feel like he has helped in his own recovery. Boys get very proud when they feel like they are part of a ‘team’ and have helped solve a problem. One such treatment process that has been proven through actual audited research, is the use of a bed wetting alarm system. These alarms work by detecting when your boy is expelling the first drops of urine, and let off an audible tone that in turn wakes him and lets him know he has a full bladder and should be up and off to the toilet. Just how does this help him to stop bed wetting? Lets have a look at the process that the alarm trains your boy to respond to.

Your boy is bedwetting because he does not naturally produce enough of the specific hormone that tells his brain ‘my bladder is full, wake up’. With this lacking, he sleeps deeply and urinates without waking at all, during the night. By using a bedwetting alarm, your boy is trained to ‘awaken’ right at the point where his bladder is full, just as the first drips escape and hit the sensing surface. Over time, the process trains him to wake when his bladder is full, and he naturally starts beating the alarm by waking up before it sounds. Your boy can then get up, and go to the toilet during the night without wetting the bed.

Anzacare bed wetting alarms have been designed from years of research, testing and refinement to be perfect for the task of curing bed wetting for all ages, especially your young boy. There are several reasons why the bed wetting alarm is perfect for this, including:

  • Boys love ‘gadgets’ and technology. They will be amazed at having a device just for them.
  • The colourful design and ‘rocket’ like shape increases a boys buy-in towards using it.
  • It is comfortable and discreet to use, see our bedwetting sensor solutions for ideas.
  • It will help in curing his bed wetting, which grants your boy a huge self esteem and confidence boost.
  • They are low cost and boast over a 90% success rate among our many thousands of customers.

Disclaimer: For information only. This communication is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professionals regarding any medical questions or conditions.

Karen Radford
Karen Radford

Karen has been helping kids and their parents overcome bedwetting since 2012. She is DRI Sleeper's in-house expert on using bedwetting alarms effectively. Karen has published the book 'A Plan for DRI Nights' and developed many resources for parents and clinicians involved in solving children's enuresis.

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It’s been fantastic

Hello, I have a dri sleeper bedwetting alarm I have been using with my seven year old son for ten weeks now. It’s been fantastic as except for the first two weeks we haven’t had a single wet bed.

Well done - that is a terrific effort!
We have seen a massive improvement

Hi Karen,

We have been following all of the advice in your email for the past five weeks and we have seen a massive improvement. After the second week he was dry for six nights in a row, the following week the alarm went off four times (only once during the night) and his underpants were only wet a small amount. The following week the alarm only went off once and again only his underpants were wet. We are currently in a stretch of six nights dry and hoping for this to continue.

Thank you so much for your assistance, any advice is greatly appreciated.
Kind regards


That’s great news. Yes keep using the alarm until he has achieved 14 consecutive dry nights then he can stop using the alarm.
this alarm has already worked after about 2 - 3 weeks usage!

Hello Karen, I can confirm that this alarm has already worked after about 2 - 3 weeks usage! Can’t rate this highly enough and our 6 year old boy has basically gone from being wet every night (without fail) to now getting up on his own accord and going to the toilet in the night and being dry (pull up free!) in the morning! Even held wee in till the morning on a couple of occasions over last week! Incredibly effective product and will obviously be giving 5 stars on Amazon shortly (which says something as very rarely leave product reviews!)

Kind Regards

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Congratulations Richard! Thanks for the feedback.
Cured!!!! Thank you.

Cured!!!! Thank you. I was dubious as to whether it would really work. It took a while to persuade our 5y/o to try it as she was VERY attached to the night nappies. The first 2 weeks were very hard. Up every night. But I could see some small progress in the second week as she began to wake up. Week 3 a lot better. Week 4 we started having dry nights. We’ve only had one bed wet since she was dry and that was at 9pm and we think due to a bad dream. Now she gets up to go to the toilet or waits till morning. So happy. It was well worth the perseverance and all the extra washing. No more nappies for us! She still won’t give up the alarm yet, but that’s no issue.

Perserverance is the key. Well done Deb!
He is the happiest and proudest kid on earth. I'm still pinching myself.

My 7 year old son has NEVER been dry in his life. Every night he was SATURATED and leaked through pull ups through the bedding.

It was his decision to order his alarm from your website as he was desperate to be dry and 'normal'. We ordered the DRI Sleeper excel.

From the first night he was dry he has NEVER had an accident since. He raced around the house with joy, saying 'my brain has woken up, my brain has woken up!!!!'.

It's now 6 weeks since his first dry night. He is the happiest and proudest kid on earth. I'm still pinching myself that it worked. In reflection I wish I'd gotten the wireless version but it still did a great job.

Words can't express how this has changed our sons life and ours. We have given away all his pull ups and we are all well slept. I can't thank you enough.

Thanks for sharing your story with us. This will be very encouraging for other parents.