Bedwetting

Bedwetting can be stressful for you and your child. Most children are emotionally and physically healthy. Bedwetting is not something your child can control. It is normal for children under the age of 5 to wet the bed. And, only three percent of children still wet the bed by the time they reach age twelve. Some of the ways you can help your child deal with bedwetting are:

don’t make a big deal about your child’s bedwetting
limit fluids one to two hours before bedtime
have your child use the restroom right before bed
teach your child how to change their pajamas and bed sheets
don’t scold, punish or embarrass your child
There can be several causes for your child to wet the bed:

small bladder capacity
stress
slower physical development
deep sleep If your child would like to go to a sleepover, let them. Just be sure they pack disposable underpants, and a plastic bag to store any wet items in. Be sure that your child knows that he can put on and take off the disposable underpants in the privacy of the bathroom so that other children will not have to know. Most importantly, always be positive with your child and recognize success.

Comments

  1. Hmmm…great to find out, there were without a doubt a few things that I hadn’t thought of before.

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