Posted on Mar 28, 2008 | Comments 0
Bed wetting, commonly known as night time enuresis, can be a very frustrating problem for both parents as well as children.
Many children can stop bed wetting, but they need the help of their parents and doctor too.
Don’t be in the misconception that bed wetting is an indication for bad toilet training. It is just a stage of development in your child.
Night time enuresis is most common in children who are below 6 or 7 years of age. Children cannot establish bladder control at this particular period of age, so it is not at all a cause for concern in you.
If your child continues to wet the bed after 6 or 7 years of age or develops bed wetting after achieving night time dryness, then try to treat the problem with lots of patience and understanding.
Don’t ever try to scold or punish your kid for wetting the bed, as it can lead to feeling of guilty and depression in your child. So, try to tackle this condition with more patience.
How to take care of your children if they develop bed wetting?
Developing this habit of night time enuresis can be a sign of anxiety or mental stress, which your child might be experiencing.
Diabetes, hormonal imbalance, small bladder, bladder infection, sleep apnea can be some of the causes for developing this kind of uncertainty in your kid. Here are some of the ways, which can help your child to stop wetting the bed.
- Try to make your child take lesser amounts of fluids in the evening. Ensure that your kid doesn’t take any fluid substances including chocolate, carbonated drinks, caffeine products after 3 pm and ensure that they urinate in toilets before going to bed.
- Try to develop a habit of getting up at night in your kid to use toilets for urination. Instead of concentrating to make the night dry, try to help your child to understand that it is very important to wake up at night and use toilets for urination.
- Ensure that the child has an easy way to access the toilet. Try to clear the path by installing night lights in his or her way to toilet, if necessary.
- Avoid blaming or punishing your child for wetting the bed. Try to be more patient and also supportive towards your child, as they cannot control the problem. Never try to discuss this particular problem of your kid in front of others.
Be aware of the treatments or any other devices which claim to cure bedwetting. To stop this problem of bed wetting in most of children, patience, time and also motivation are necessary.