Bed-wetting greatly affects the well-being of the child as well as parents.
The children have significantly lower self-esteem and often humiliated and teased by peers.
Social marginalization, hesitation to appear in public, fearful in attending school, sleepovers are common presenting complaints among these children out of embarrassment and inferiority complex.
This is often a huge concern for parents on account of increased work load as well as embarrassment faced.
Do you know what may be the reason behind this bed-wetting problem in your child? Let’s go through the following points:
- Disciplinary parents
- Sibling jealousy
- Worm infestation
- Urinary Tract infection
- Juvenile diabetes
- Small bladder
- Death of parent
- Strict toilet training
- Bullying, and may be many more
But this bed-wetting problem is highly curable, and parents must keep in mind that their child needs support and encouragement from them instead of any sort of punishment or discouragement.
The parents can follow some defined procedures/strategies to help their child overcome this problem:
- Maintain a Bed-wetting diary record listing the following details:
- How many nights/days a week bed-wetting occurs?
- How many times in a night?
- Does child wake up afterwards or not?
- Does it only occur in some situations?
- Alarm system is set up at expected time of bed-wetting. It helps child to suppress bladder emptying during sleep.
- Do not give any liquids to the child after 8 pm (or 2 hours before going to bed).
- Provide a bladder training to the child during day time which aims at increasing the holding time of bladder. For example, when the child needs to go to the washroom, let him/her wait till count of 10 and then ask to void (if possible). Try repeating this twice-thrice in a day.