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My son is 6 and a half and he has both ADHD and Aspergers, he is a very deep sleeper and so hard to wake and once I get him to the bathroom he gets angry and refuses to go to the toilet…after a week or so of continually washing bed linen I give in and go back to pull-ups. We have tried tablets and the next step is trying the alarm system. If there are any mums out there who have had any success in this area I would be grateful to hear how you did it. Thanks all for taking the time to read my question I look forward to reading your answers.


Posted anonymously, 11th April 2014

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  • He has Aspergers and ADHD, as if toilet training wasn’t hard enough. I see no issue with using pull ups for a while longer

  • Having just spent 3 weeks with my grandson, who is three, I was reminded at how hard and particularly frustrating toilet training can be. You have the added difficulties of ADHD and Aspergers :( good luck

  • keep him in the pull ups, if this is the only time he has these accidents, then I wouldn’t be too concerned about it

  • Some kids don’t stop wetting the bed until they are quite old. You can speak to the Dr to see if there are any other underlying problems.

  • This seems to be a really common problem, even without your son’s extra challenges.

  • I did not use the alarm interested to see if it works though as my sister is going through the same problem.

  • My mother in law did an alarm system for my sister in law when she was 6-7 years old and its what did the trick

  • My daughter has a few health issues what we used with her was the alarm and then walking her to the toilet before we go to bed then slowly bring the time we walk her to bed forward. For the first week it was 10 then we went to 9.30 and so on till we finally got it sorted. was a very long road but worth it in the end. Good luck

  • I haven’t tried the alarm system but it doesn’t work straight away either. Its something that takes week to work but worth a try.

  • Good luck with your problem, my sister was 11 yrs old before she stopped wetting the bed and she required some intervention which required her bladder being stretched to help her hold it. She had no other problems at all with ADHD or anything, Talk to your dr who may be able to help

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