Every morning Rebecca wakes up and washes her eight-year-old son Lachlan’s urine-soaked sheets and doona while he jumps in the shower to get clean.
“At age five Lachlan was still wearing pull-up nappies in bed at night, so we didn’t realise it was a problem. As soon as we took them away in preparation for starting school, we noticed that he wet the bed most nights.
“At first, my husband Paul and I hoped he would grow out of it, but it became a nightly occurrence, even if we woke and took him to the toilet at 10pm. By that stage he was refusing to wear the pull-up nappies at all, as his little brother Jude had also stopped using them with no issue.”
The concern around his bed wetting habits grew out of an ongoing issue Lachlan had with getting to the toilet on time generally.
“His weeing habits hadn’t been top-of-mind until this point because Lachlan suffered with terrible recurrent diarrhoea. He wasn’t in pain but his need to do a poo was so urgent that he couldn’t always make the toilet, especially if we were out.”