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Bed Wetting In Kids- Why It Happens And How To Prevent It

by | February 16, 2019

Bed wetting in kids is more frequent than we think. Scolding your child or shaming them isn’t helpful, in fact, it might increase anxiety which may further increase such episodes. If you are finding it difficult to deal with the bed wetting problem, keep reading ahead to learn more about it and how you as a parent can prevent it.

Bed Wetting In Kids- Why It Happens And How To Prevent It
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Bed Wetting In Kids- Why It Happens And How To Prevent It

Bed wetting, or nocturnal enuresis, is a common problem for many young children. It is usually considered the final stage of potty-training, as the problem arises from a lack of bladder control during the night while they are asleep. Most times, it isn’t something you should worry about, in only a very small percentage of cases it is related to a larger problem. With bed wetting, your child will eventually grow out of it but if they are still having it happen past the age of 7, it might be time to go to your pediatrician. It is important to realize that you should not get angry when your child wets the bed, no matter how tough it may be to do late-night clean-ups. Instead, work on preventative measures as a family in order to combat it.

There is a number of things that you can do to help prevent your child from wetting the bed in their sleep. One of the most effective ways to combat bedwetting is by incorporating going to the bathroom before it’s time to go to sleep. Oftentimes, children may just forget to go before bedtime which can result in soaked pajamas and sheets at 2 A.M. Alongside having a bathroom routine, monitoring liquid intake in the last couple of hours before bed may be helpful.

Luckily, there are a couple of tools on the market that may help make your child’s transition to staying dry through the night easier. You can get plastic sheets which protect both your bedding and the mattress itself in order to make cleaning-up a much easier task. There are also alarms available, which are meant to wake up your child upon the first detection of wetness. Lastly, depending on what your child’s pediatrician recommends, there are certain medications available that may ease bed wetting in kids.

What tips and tricks do you have for getting your child get over the bed wetting stage? Any advice for parents with kids going through this? Let me know in the comments below.

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Gabriella Anaya

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One Response to “Bed Wetting In Kids- Why It Happens And How To Prevent It”

  1. Lynelle Schneeberg
    February 16th, 2019 @ 1:08 pm

    Hi, Great article! I have a detailed blog post on this topic, too, on my website

    Hope you and your readers find it helpful! I’m a sleep doc and I treat bed wetting all the time. (I usually don’t treat it, though, until the child is 6 or 7…). Thanks!

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