I am wondering if anyone has experiences with bed wetting. Specifically, I have a 4 1/2 year old son who has been dry at night pretty much since he was potty trained well over a year ago. Now in the past week he has suddenly started wetting the bed, usually in the early morning hours. He wakes up crying and upset that he wet the bed. I know bed wetting at this age is pretty common, but I don’t know why he would suddenly begin now when he has been dry for so long. There haven’t been any changes to his schedule or illness recently other than typical colds.
We have been just changing the sheets and having him go to the bathroom again (he is able to go more, which makes me think he starts to go while asleep and it wakes him up, and he stops himself.) I asked him about it but don’t make a big deal out of it, I don’t want him to feel ashamed.
We always make sure he goes to the bathroom before bed, and he does not drink a lot of liquids in the evenings, usually nothing after dinnertime. Should I be talking to his Dr. about this, or is this common to start wetting the bed?
I am not so concerned about the fact that he is wetting the bed, I know bed wetting is quite common for boys his age, just the sudden onset of it. I don’t want to make a big deal out of something that is just a phase, but I also don’t want to ignore a sign of something more.