Are you a parent who has a child that has a problem with bed-wetting? If you are, the first thing to realize is that you are not alone. Many parents have to deal with their children wetting the beds. It happens, and really besides having to do laundry more, it is not all that bad. Here are some tips to help you deal with your child wetting the bed.
At least one hour before bedtime, do not give your child anything to drink. If they insist on something, give them very little. The more they drink right before bed, the more likely it will be that they will wet them self.
Right before your child is ready to go to sleep, have them empty their bladder out. Once they are asleep, wait about one hour and wake them up to use the bathroom once again. This will ensure that your child will not wet the bed, due to the fact that their bladder will be completely empty.
Set an alarm for your child every few hours for a reminder. Sometimes children just need a little extra push to remember that they have to use the bathroom. After about a week of the alarm waking them up they will start to begin to wake up all on their own. This is one of the best techniques to getting a hold of the whole “bed-wetting” syndrome.
Make sure that if your child is wetting the bed that you buy a protective covering for the bed. This will ensure that the bed they sleep in does not get ruined by urine. If they are under the age of four years-old, putting them in diaper briefs is an excellent solution. That way if they do happen to wet the bed, they will not soak themselves or the bed.
It is important that parents know that it is nothing you have done that makes your child wet the bed. It is all part of childhood development. Be sure when addressing this issue with your child, that you comfort them and not blame them. Sit them down and explain to them that it is natural and that they will grow out of it as they get older. Take the tips that I have stated and use them as often as needed. If the bed wetting does continue even after all the steps, it would be recommended that you take your child in to the pediatrician to make sure he/she does not have a bladder problem.