Bedwetting is a childhood problem that makes both parents and children more upsetting and embarrassing.
The medical term for bedwetting is nocturnal enuresis, a condition where an involuntary passage of urine occurs during nights, while sleeping.
Bedwetting is fairly common and normal in toddlers of age 5 or below.
However, a child over the age of five who wets the bed frequently for a longer time needs an immediate medical evaluation.
What Makes The Children Wet The Bed?
The reason for children to wet the bed can be either a medical condition or psychological effects.
As a parent, it is most essential for you to identify the reason why your child wets the bed and what is happening with them to wet the bed.
The most common factors that increase the chances of bed wetting in children are hereditary, hormonal imbalances, urinary tract infection, small bladder that cannot hold large amount of urine, very deep sleep, constipation, urinary tract abnormalities, spinal cord abnormalities, diabetes, and traumatized sleep-patterns, and nervousness.
Also, there are certain food items that increase the risk of bed wetting while sleeping. Chocolate, orange, grapefruits, spicy foods, and bubbly drinks are all responsible for bed wetting in children.
On the other hand, people often consider excessive drinking of water before bedtime to be one of the reasons for children to wet the bed. In fact, it is not true. The child is very lazy to move out of the bed to go to the bathroom.
How To Stop Bed-Wetting Problem In Children?
Bed wetting in children goes away naturally as they grow older. However, in some children it remains for a longer time making it a problem for both parents and the children. So, follow some of these simple steps to help your child from this condition [Techniques to manage bed wetting].
Before bedtime, take your child to the toilet and make your child to stay away from drinking large amounts of water or other fluids.
A bed-wetting alarm device works better if your child over the age of 5 is unable to keep dry during the night, while sleeping. Bed-wetting alarm is a device that sets off an alarm when it senses urine. By setting this alarm device, your child can wake up easily and make use of the toilet.
For effective results, use the device exactly as directed. Doing this can surely detect the bed wetness and alarm sounds immediately as soon as it senses the urine. Always keep the device away from the child, as the child can reset the alarm before returning to bed for sleeping [Other bed wetting products].
It is a good idea to use a rubber or plastic wrap in between the spread sheet and the mattress until your child keeps the bed dry during the nights. This protects your bed from wetting and smelling like urine.
Allow your child to help you in changing the wet bed sheets and covers. This educates your child about his/her responsibility and also reduces your child’s embarrassment from the family members whenever he/she wets the bed.
If the problem increases even more, consult your doctor for an appropriate treatment for bedwetting.