Does bed-wetting affects you child? Why not try these simple techniques to solve this problem once and for all.
Enuresis is the medical term for bed-wetting and is a common problem in about ten percent of young children. For some reason this phenomenon affects a higher number of boys than girls and can be quite frustrating for both parents and child.
Studies have shown that is usually a functional or emotional problem and may be linked to children sleepwalking. Research also have shown that this problem tends to be heredity and runs in the family.
In most cases,
is due to slow development of the nervous system functions related to the control of the bladder. Other causes could be psychological stress or structural abnormality of the urinary tract or spinal cord damage from birth. In these cases the child would also have problem with daytime bladder control.
Simple lifestyle habits such as eating or drinking late at night just before going to bed,and being constipated from to much processed foods are also contributors to bed-wetting.
Learning to deal with these challenges requires effective parenting. Using
parenting with positive thinking
initiate us to be pro-active in finding solutions. Here are a list of points you can use to assist in eliminating your child’s bedwetting.
* Train your child to pass urine regularly during the day. This helps the child to recognise when their bladder is full even during sleep.
* Stop the child from drinking for several hours before bed. Although this may be difficult to do, try to stop all drinking from around 6 pm daily.
* Make an effort to discover at what time the child wets the bed. This is usually about and hour and a half after falling asleep and somewhere between 2:00 to 3:00 in the morning.
* Get the child to go to the toilet just before bed and awakened to use the toilet 2 to 3 hours after going to bed or just before the wetting time to break the habit.
* Make sure the child has plenty of cold morning baths and massages with plenty of outdoor exercise.
* Put a reward system in place giving the child a star on a chart for each dry night. This will encourage the child to be responsible and make an effort to control the passing of urine.
* If these simple measures fail to work a special night time alarm system can be recommended by a doctor. All it does it senses when urine passes and sound an alarm. The child would eventually get into the habit of getting up just before urine passes.
However you should not punish or scold your child for bed-wetting. This will only make the child focus more on it and become more anxious compounding the problem further. With
plenty patience and help the child will eventually become dry at nights.