I love the fact that my son is potty trained, mostly. We are still having problems with bed wetting. It’s extremely frustrating. I’m tired of having to wash his bedding every morning. There are times when he will go several days without wetting his bed, but that hasn’t been happening too often. When I get up in the morning, I wake him up and send him to the bathroom. He won’t get up in the middle of the night, or in the morning, and go to the bathroom on his own.
I decided to do what we did to potty train him. When he wets his bed, he gets something taken away. When he has a dry night, he gets something back. We are in the taking away stage of this process. I started it yesterday, and hope that he will get the message in a few days. He isn’t happy about it. I went in this morning, his bed was wet, and he had what was taken away from him yesterday. I took that away, plus took something else. I also explained what I was doing, and why.
I know he can do this. He understands, he just doesn’t want to. He hasn’t been made to. I believe that the only way to get him out of this bad habit (behavior) is to get him to understand that there will be consequences for wetting his bed. It’s not acceptable, and mommy and daddy will not let him get away with it anymore.
I hope he picks up on this quickly. Running the washer and dryer everyday for his bedding is wasting money. It also means a bath every morning, in addition to the ones he gets at night. Enough is enough. I blame myself for allowing this to go on so long. I should have done something long before now. It won’t be easy, but I am going to stick to my guns. Like potty training, we will come out the other side triumphant.