First – you are not alone! There are thousands of parents out there with children who wet the bed. Just think of it as a stage they are going through, like learning to walk, or have dry pants during the day. Of course, there are always people out there who are willing to say “my son has never wet the bed,” but there are many more who are in the same stage as you.
There is no easy answer and the fact is that different things to different children and no matter what; Most children outgrow over time. It is also important to remember that there are no miracle cures or overnight successes.
Children are very observant and aware of your surroundings. They are especially sensitive to what is happening within their peer group and how they fit in. When they realize that they are different from their peers and are suffering from something your friends have passed, they may feel ashamed. This could lead to its withdrawal and scared. It is useful to be aware of these feelings and encourage your child to talk to you about them.
Here are some suggestions:
- A night light can make a big difference. Your child needs to feel safe to get up in the middle of the night if necessary.
- Praise and reward your child to stay dry or getting up to the bathroom
- Prepare the bed and the child. Take some of the hassle of bedwetting with Brolly Sheet. A Brolly Sheet is a bed pad with wings that gets into more of the bottom sheet. Your child sleeps directly on top of cotton, so when wet simply change Brolly sheet. No more stripping the bed.
- Establish a routine bedtime for your child. During tired children fall asleep and have more difficulty waking up to go to the bathroom.
- Give your child plenty of fluids during the day. Avoid drinks with caffeine, such as chocolate tea and soft drinks before bedtime. Limit liquids before bedtime.
- If you are still giving a bottle of the night, now is the time to drop it. If your child is hydrated during the day, a nightcap or overnight is necessary.
- If you get your child until wee after sleeping for several hours to ensure they are fully awake. The idea is to train the unconscious mind of the child to recognize the feeling of “having to go” and use the recognition to take drastic measures against the sphincter muscle. If a child is sleeping too deeply to wake up to go to the bathroom, you need to wake the child. More than 10 to 12 weeks, one parent will see a gradual reduction in the amount of liquid releases a child. In other words, the child still wet the bed, but will gradually be able to react and use your sphincter muscles before leaving completely aside their bladder until they finally reach the point of full control. It can be like waking up several times a night with a newborn, but, like the time you spend with your newborn, the results are definitely worth the sacrifice. Some parents recommend waking the child for a visit to the bathroom about two hours after they have gone to sleep. If the sheet is already wet, to wake up a half hour earlier the next night. Further reducing the time until the first wee is captured.
- Bedwetting can be a real challenge for parents: broken sleep, additional washing, worried about his son and so on. Because of this, it is so important to protect your reactions to your child. Lack of sleep at 2 in the morning can lead to bad attitudes and it is vital that you do not say what you are feeling at this time. You need to put yourself in the place of his son. Nobody wants to be wet and cold with broken sleep. Your child does not want it either, so punish them for something beyond your control is insensitive and cruel, and can create all kinds of psychological problems. You need to be sensitive to your child’s feelings so as not to aggravate the problem and create any stress or additional anxiety for your child.
- Drink 1.5 to 2 liters of spaced-based drinks water throughout the day (more if very active or if the weather is hot).
- Think of ways to handle the problem in the short term, such as the use of washable absorbent pants or pads, or use Leaves Brolly for the protection of the bedding. Brolly sheets designed Woxers – waterproof pants. These can be great for sleepovers as using a shirt – you just look like pajamas. These are great for the final stages of toilet training when your child is waking up after the start of an accident.
- have realistic expectations. Expect dry night only occasionally in the first attempts.
- The use of Bedwetting Alarm . This is a small battery-powered device that contains a moisture sensor. When the child begins to wee, a signal is sent to a control panel and alarm sounds (and / or vibrates) to wake the child. Alarms are effective in about 80% of cases. The key is patience; the system can take up to 12 weeks to make a difference.
- bladder training during the day. Because some cases are due to a small or immature bladder, some experts suggest encouraging the child to increase the time between urination during the day. This helps to stretch the bladder so it can hold more night.
- If your child is becoming anxious or frustrated, take the pressure. Forgetting potty training at night for a while.
- Bedwetting is most commonly caused by; difficulty waking from sleep in response to a full bladder, producing more urine at night that the bladder can store and even a family history of bedwetting. Enuresis in a child who has never been dry is not caused by; laziness or rebelliousness – no child wants bedwetting, is too humiliating. deep sleep (this can only be done bladder training more of a challenge).
- Changes in daily routine or increased activities could also contribute to wetting your child. If you are very tired of school and extracurricular activities then he goes to sleep, no doubt, like a log and not be able to wake himself to answer your bladder full and toileting. Make sure that if your child is super tired that reminded him to go to the bathroom before going to bed.
- Help your child understand and explain bedwetting it is a normal part of growing up. Once you have had these discussions put some systems in place to help deal with the situation.
- Keeping a record will show progress. The use of paytable may work for some kids, but if the motivation is not the challenge, and there are reasons beyond the physical control of your child does not use this method. It is not right for your child as bed wetting is outside its control. When this is the case, just use it to record how often wet.
Brolly Sheets is a family business, designed by Diane Hurford mom after her own experience with bedwetting your child.
“They say necessity is the mother of all inventions and knew I had to be a better way than they have created a waterproof mattress protector that my children could sleep comfortably in.”
Therefore, Brolly Sheets was born.