Overcome Bedwetting In Seven Days

July 31, 2019

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One of the biggest milestones of parenting is potty-training.  Between 2 and 3 most kids make the transition with just a few accidents but for around 15% of children aged 5, bedwetting is a common occurrence.  While frustrating for both you and your child, Alicia Eaton, a child expert offers some advice to how to stop bedwetting in seven days of less. First, is your child ready for the moment? Do they recognize this is something that can be dealt with? Don't pick a particularly busy week to start, like one beset with school exams for example. You'll know which week is best for you but do plan ahead.  Keep a diary and record your child's behavior patterns. How many times did they wet the bed? What kid of day had it been? Any stress? Foods and drinks?  Record anything that you can review later to see if there is a pattern.  A lot of this issue centers around confidence. Furthermore, a lot of the time a child will be scurrying to the toilet in the middle of the night, so keep their route clear of toys and other clutter, a trip can further affect confidence. Some children have said that they would go to the bathroom at night if it wasn't so dark, could this apply to your child? Light the route to the bathroom well but keep in mind they must be able to sleep in their own room, so have the light accordingly. Empty the bladder by going to the toilet twice just before going to sleep. It's about fully emptying the bladder before a child settles down. Change drinking and eating habits. Although you shouldn't restrict fluids, get in to the habit of teaching your children to sip drinks in the evening rather than gulp down large amounts.  As for foods, water-based fruits and vegetables like strawberries and melons have a diuretic effect on the body, meaning they encourage you to expel water. Be wary of these as evening snacks. Milk and artificial sweeteners may also have a diuretic effect. Most important is to stay positive.  Mistakes will happen and you child will be embarrassed, disappointment and/or frustrated. Praise your child regularly and be sympathetic when they have an accident. Take the initiative with the issue or it could persist for years. Finally seek advice from their pediatrician to rule out any medical condition that could be contributing to bedwetting. 

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SOURCE: Daily Mail

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