Bedwetting is simply when a person, especially a kid, or sometimes adults pass out urine on the bed while sleeping. Most times, the urine is passed out unconsciously.
Bedwetting is normal for children until they are 5 years old, or even older. Bedwetting in most cases is no fault of the child. It may be as a result of the small size of the child’s bladder not able to hold the amount of urine produced at night. Once the bladder gets too full, the child who hasn’t learned bladder control wets the bed.

There are some techniques and things you can do to stop your child from wetting the bed. The first is to know what the underlying cause is.

1. Limit Fluid Intake A Few Hours Before Bedtime
Doctors recommend limiting fluids post-dinner. In fact, some even prescribe consuming the majority of the fluids during the day, with only about a fifth reserved for the evening. It’s also important to keep an eye out on the amount of fluid your child is consuming – drinking too little or too much can contribute to bed-wetting. Where possible, steer clear of caffeinated drinks like hot chocolate, coffee, tea, or cola as they can increase the likelihood of urinating at night.

2. Encourage Bathroom Trips Before Their Bedtime
Most healthy children go to the toilet anywhere between four to seven times during a day. Motivate your child to urinate regularly throughout the day. Try to ensure your child visits the bathroom to urinate before the child sleeps and also before you go to bed. When your child empties her bladder, there’s less of a chance she’ll have to urinate during the night. This technique won’t necessarily stop the child from bedwetting but it is definitely a start to stop bedwetting.

3. Add Motivational Schemes
It’s more important not to punish the child if he or she wets the bed. Remember, it’s not something your child can control. Many parents find rewarding children helps in managing bed-wetting. Motivating a child can add to the effectiveness of treatment. Celebrating small victories adds to the sense of accomplishment.

4. See A Doctor
If your child wets the bed more than two or three times a week and has attained the age of 7 or older, you may be required to go see a doctor. A urine sample may be requested by the doctor from your child. The urine sample will be used to know if your child has an infection or probably diabetes which can cause bedwetting sometimes. By testing the reflexes in the child’s legs and feet, the doctor can check for nerve damage.

5. Have Your Child Practice Bladder Training
The essence of bladder training is so your child can be able to hold urine longer. Take note of the number of times your child urinates in a day. Then figure out the amount of time between trips to the bathroom. After this is done fr like a day or two, try to encourage your child to wait for about 20 minutes before using the bathroom to urinate. For example, if a trip to the bathroom usually occurs at 3:30 p.m., have your child wait until 3:45 p.m. Slowly make the wait time longer and longer. This method helps stretch your child’s bladder to hold more urine. Be patient. Bladder training can take several weeks or even months.

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