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Jun 6, 2009

Seven Tips to Help Stop Your Child's Bedwetting

Bedwetting (also known as enuresis) is usually caused by an underdeveloped urinary system causing the release of urine during the night when the child is in a deep sleep. This issue is a lot more common than most parents realize. That fact doesn’t make it any less frustrating for the parent or less embarrassing for the child.

It’s frustrating for the parent because they have to change wet sheets in the middle of the night on a fairly regular basis, oftentimes nightly. It’s embarrassing for the child, often preventing them from wanting to spend the night at friend’s houses or go for birthday sleepovers.

One of the most important things you want to do about your child’s bedwetting is make sure you don’t get upset with them over it. It’s not their fault. Do not punish them! Because the child will more than likely already be feeling self-conscious, embarrassed about it you need to help reassure them that they aren’t alone and there is nothing wrong with them.

Stop Bedwetting Guide

Here are 7 tips to use to help your child’s bedwetting problems :

*Limit the amount of liquids in the evening. Have them drink the majority of their liquids during the morning/day.

*Limit caffeine. Again, especially in the evenings.

*Make sure that your child goes to the bathroom before bed.

*Set an alarm to get up in the middle of the night & take your child to the bathroom.

*Reward chart. This will help encourage your child to keep trying. Place a sticker on the chart for every dry night.

*Bed wetting alarms. These are placed under the child and go off at the first sign off wetness.

*Pull-ups can be used for younger children.

To get some more information on your child’s bedwetting and tips to help stop it be sure to pick up your copy of the Mom’s Talk eBook’s Guide to Stopping Your Child’s Bedwetting.

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