Parents of children who wet at night must understand that they are not alone. Millions of children have the same problem. Your child is most likely not a bed wetter because of bad parenting or because of abnormal anatomy. Before starting a treatment plan, please remember that your child does not intend to wet the bed and under no circumstances should she be scolded or punished … [Read more...] about Advice for parents of bedwetting children
These are the steps to overcome bedwetting: 1. Decide if it is a “problem” 2. Discuss the options for treatment 3. Build up dialogue and support within the family Simplify bedding, PJs, and laundry tasks Improve daytime bladder and bowel habits Keep a diary or calendar for weeks/months Limit nighttime fluid … [Read more...] about What can I do if my child has a bedwetting problem?
Listed below are some of the more common items one may want to consider when attempting to improve their child’s potty habits. Voiding and bowel diaries are useful when the parents are trying to monitor how often a child is peeing and pooping. Many times, the parents are not completely aware of what their child is doing while at school and away from home. By keeping a … [Read more...] about Bedwetting: Day Time Program helpers
If your child has any daytime bladder or bowel “issues” then the daytime program for nighttime dryness should be considered. 1. Children should use the bathroom the moment they wake up and at least every 1½-2 hours during the day until they go to bed. Children that go often also have episodes when they do not go frequently. These kids will hold it at times and will need to … [Read more...] about Bedwetting: Daytime program for nighttime dryness
Children who do not completely empty their bladder during the day probably do not empty their bladder prior to going to bed. If they go to bed with a partially full bladder they are more likely to wet. If the bladder is trying throughout the day to empty, and the child postpones going by holding, then the bladder becomes thicker and it is more likely to contract and empty at … [Read more...] about Abnormal daytime potty habits and bedwetting