Bed Wetting Tips
Bed wetting Tips:
- Make your child urinate before going to bed.
- Tell your child to wake you up whenever there is an urgency to urinate.
- Have old cloths, towels or rags reserved.
- Let the child wear disposable or absorbent pants to bed.
- Keep a record of dry and wet nights.
- Avoid the fluid intake before 2 to 3 hours before bedtime.
- Do not blame or punish the child for wetting the bed. But be supportive and encouraging to your child
- Avoid giving foods or soft drinks which contain caffeine as they cause more urine production
How Parents can help?
Do . .
- Educate yourself. Read as much as you can on bed wetting. The more you know the more comfortable you will feel with the situation.
- Reward your child if they are not wetting the bed consistently.
- Remain calm and control the frustration if your child wets the bed.
- Be supportive as your child perhaps experiencing a great deal of embarrassment and self-ridicule during this time. It will help restore confidence to your child that you still love him or her.
- Help the child feel protected. Offer thick underwear and/or pajamas for nighttime wear.
- Share your experience as you will also probably feel a lot better after sharing your experience with your child.
Don't . . .
- Don’t punish as it damages the child's self-image and adds to the stress of bed wetting which in turn may cause more bed wetting.
- Don’t criticize as shame plays a major role in bed wetting it is important not to add to the shame that already exists. Always react in a positive manner and so will your child.
- Don’t place Blame. Remember this is no one's fault -- not your child's and not yours. (Other Bed Wetting Managing Techniques)