For a parent it can be quite troubling when they are experiencing their boys bedwetting the very first time, but usually they believe that it is not going to be a long term condition. Usually the boys try to do everything they can to hide it at first, and they can go pretty far without the parents noticing it. It is not only embarrassing but they are afraid of the parents reaction especially if they have been demanding in other cases. They will feel like they have let their parents down by already being such a big boy and still wetting the bed.
Normally when this happens the first time the boy can be quite silent in the morning and seem like something bad has happened. This is why it is important to try to always keep an honest relationship with your son and be sure that you can always talk about anything with him, and that he is able to say everything he thinks about. If you ask him, he is not likely going to tell you and that is fine – you should not pressure children in to admitting something that they have done wrong, especially in cases like this where he has done absolutely nothing bad, and can not control it on his own.
You should not be in the misunderstanding that boys bedwetting is a rare condition since over 15% of children under 5 years old frequently wet the bed, and still 5% of children 10 years old have a habit of not being able to hold it in during the night. This is not only a serious problem for the parents who suffer from seeing their children try to hide it, but also it makes quite a dent in the self-esteem of the boy, who thinks that no-one else does it anymore, and feels like a baby. They are afraid of something like this coming up at school or at daycare and for that reason they can even see nightmares.
This does not only make them be afraid of it coming out, but also they will not be able to go to sleepovers because of this. If they would wet a bed of their friend, it would never be forgotten. These kinds of issues are bound to limit the social life of a child, and the kids can start being afraid of making friends because they would have to constantly decline from invitations to sleepovers.
When you want to make a stop to the bedwetting you do not need to be a professional to do it. There is no medical degree that will teach someone else how to treat your boy to stop wetting the bed, and for that reason there are a lot of high quality books available that will tell you what exactly to do to avoid this. Also there is medication, but it has been discontinued to treat conditions like this in most of the countries of the world because of the severe side-effects that some kids were experiencing. In my opinion boys bedwetting is not such a severe condition that you should take a risk with medication to treat it, it can be troubling for the parents and children though. But before you buy in to any of these books you need to be sure that you are ready to confront your kid about this, and make sure that he will do what is needed to get help.