Patience is a virtue, especially for parents of young bed wetters. While children cannot control bed wetting on their own, parents can do something to stop it. Parents can resort to some techniques at home without resorting to medications that not only cost a lot, but also have side effects. Here are some simple home remedy tips to make sure that your child has dry nights.
* Limit your child’s intake of liquids, especially before bedtime. Also, discourage your child from drinking soda and eating chocolates after 3 p.m.
* Train your child to urinate in the toilet before going to bed.
* Tell your kid that it is all right to get up at night to pee in the toilet.
* Be sure that the child can easily and safely access the toilet. Check if there is sufficient lighting and if there are obstructions on the way to the toilet. You may want to get a portable toilet for your kid so that it will be easier for him to pee at night.
* Use waterproof bed sheets, especially those that are absorbent and washable. You can also put deodorizers in the room. That way, you can add comfort to your child’s sleep and avoid bigger damage on the beddings.
Helping Your Kid Help Himself
* Rather than pinning the blame on your little one or punishing him for wetting the bed, you must focus on the problem at hand. Avoid making the situation worse for your child. He needs your support and reassurance.
* Do not allow anyone in the household to tease the child. Also, avoid discussing the situation with your child in front of other members of the family.
* Make your kid understand that it is his responsibility to keep himself dry after wetting the bed, not yours. Explain to him, though, that you want to help him overcome the situation. Let him join in the clean-up process by making him help in washing and drying his underwear and pajamas.
* You can take advantage of moisture alarms, which are popular and effective treatment methods for bed wetters. Roughly 70 percent of children have stopped wetting the bed after using moisture alarms for at least three months. However, about 20 to 30 percent experience relapse or begin wetting the bed again after discontinuing its use. Moisture alarms work for majority of cases in the long term.
* Place the alarm’s sensor on the bed pad or the child’s underwear or pajamas. The alarm sets off when it senses wetness in the pad. It will then rouse the child, who will go to the toilet, return to his bed, change his clothes and bedding, reset the alarm, and go back to sleep.
Putting an end to bed wetting takes a lot of time, patience, and proper motivation. As a parent, you need to always make sure that your child not only gets through the night dry, but also comfortable and at ease when he sleeps.