Bedwetting is a worldwide problem that is not talked about by a lot of families because they are ashamed to admit it. But it shouldn’t be like that because this problem can be solved if you looking for a way to solve it.
So how can a family fight and defeat this problem as soon as possible?
Psychological effects or undiagnosed medical conditions are the main reasons why a child can wet their bed and as a parent you may want to know what’s the cause of this so you can help your child battle this problem.
Unfortunately a lot of parents are not keen on looking for reasons as to why their child is wetting the bed with some of the reasons being:
– Shamefull: Children are shamed of this problem that even the parents turn to feel the same way which makes them reluctant to talking it over with their children or even a pediatrician.
– Bedwetting Misconceptions: They don’t the truth behind this problem.
– Anger: This problem can be frustrating to parents thus making them angry as to why this is happening to their family. And the only way to reduce the anger is to put the problem aside from their daily lives.
Before we look into effective ways to stopping bedwetting lets look at what bedwetting really is. Bedwetting is a problem that usually occurs at night when your child is sleeping. The main reason is that your child has problems in controlling their bladder when they are sleeping thus wetting the bed.
When the time comes for sleeping the child becomes stressed and even depressed because they know the time as come when they will do something that they don’t like. Bedtime has to be a time for stories and sweet dreams but for them its time for horror.
This problem stresses the whole family since parents can also be stressed from drying mattresses and washing their children’s sheets almost everyday.
As a parent you should understand that bedwetting is not a rare problem, it is believed that 8/10 families have had their children pass through this situation. As a child gets older they grow out of this problem at a rate of 15% in a given year.
When a child suffers from Enuresis (the medical term for bedwetting) they end up with low self-esteem and have fear of sleeping over at their friend’s house because they are afraid of what can happen. And since urine smells they can end up being teased by other children at their school.
When battling bedwetting a lot of doctors recommend the parents to be patient as most children grow out of this problem. But most importantly a parent should not shout at their child for wetting the bed, instead work with the child and let them know that there’s no need to feel down about it and that they will eventually stop.
And also make it a point that your child goes to the toilet before they sleep and drinks less liquids 5 hours before bed time. This will greatly reduce the chances of them wetting the bed.