Many experts think that those who regularly wet the bed suffered from nocturnal enuresis (the medical term for bedwetting). In many cases, bed wetting can be inherited from the family and can take up to teenage years. So before you worry, you have to consider your child’s age.
If it is small child, it will take a few months until this problem is solved. If bigger than 5, think if someone in your family has suffered from this problem. Even the simple fact of knowing that this problem is inherited in the family helps to calm the parent and child.
You should even consider the frequency of bed wetting. If he wets the bed after watching a scary movie or he is nervous because of the next day, don’t worry.
1. Try working on his sensitivity
The greatest impact on this problem is the emotional problem. You have to make sure that you and the other family members understand your child’s issue. He should not be teased and he must not feel bad for what he did. He will find it difficult to overcome these problems if he continue to be teased. In addition, growing older, he will feel more ashamed of his situation. It’s important to act calm around him. His shame can cause trauma and may worsen the problem.
2. Be understanding
Even the parents can sometimes act misunderstanding about the children’s condition, getting angry because of the stained or damaged bedsheets. You should keep calm every time because even one burst of fury can affect the child. If you’re worried about the bedsheets’ price maybe you should buy cheaper ones for a period of time. Keep some rugs and some cleaning products near or in his room for a quicker cleaning. Try not to blame him for what he did and and he will morally feel better.
3. Learn more about this problem.
Inform yourself. Throughout this article, you will find a lot of useful information about bed wetting, information that should be shared with the other family members. If your family numbers more than one child , you should educate the other children to not tease the one with the problem.
4. Teach him about his condition
As I was saying, teaching your child about his condition makes him get over it much easier. They often hear from other kids that „only babies wet the bed”. These statements are harmful to the child. If you explain to him that this problem can be „fixed” by the doctors you can convince him that he can be cured so he can focus on solving this issue instead of being worried or ashamed.
5. Go see a doctor
Bed wetting can be caused by some diseases such as diabetes or certain allergies. If your doctor has determined that the child is dealing with a medical problem that causes bed wetting you can treat it and the bed wetting will be gone.
6. Evaluate it
Evaluate how badly this issue affects your family and how often it occurs. If it’s happening more often and causes shame, tears or family arguments, than it must be treated aggressively than the one that happens from time to time and cause nothing more than some extra laundry.
7. Different types of bed wetting require different approaches
You must know the difference between primary and secondary enuresis. Primary nocturnal enuresis is almost never caused by a medical problem. Secondary nocturnal enuresis means loss of bladder control and, consequently, wetting the bed. In these cases it is important to consult a pediatrician because in almost all cases of bedwetting these are symptoms of a health problem (physical or psychological).
8. Be stress-free
Once you have assessed the bed wetting situation, you must come up with an action plan.On a sheet, you can write for your child the steps that he must take if he wet the bed. You can take some measures to alleviate this problem. You can buy some special sheets or keep some sheets and blankets in his room. This will make cleaning the bed much faster.
9. Is this really a problem?
Even though we want them to grow faster, the truth is that occasional bed wetting is considered “normal” by the age of three even children up to age of 5 have this problem occasionally and should not be viewed with concern.
10. Once you’ve relaxed, it’s time to take measures
Many of the tips above are meant to appease parents and children about bed wetting and accidents that occur when the child has enuresis. This problem is stressful and can emotionally affect both children and parents. Once the family gets aware of this problem, encourage them to seek some solutions rather than wait for the problem to fix itself. There are many solutions to help your child, and he does not have to unnecessarily suffer .