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No, your child isn’t a freak if he wets the bed

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 30-05-2012

As a father, the road to potty training your child can involve a lot of trial and error. Dealing with your little one wetting the bed is part of this process. However, you may start to notice that these occurrences are becoming a frequent aspect of your child's nightly routine. Though bedwetting is usually attributed to toddlers, some children can have difficulties with this as well. Here are some tips to put the kibosh on situation.

Limit water before bed
One of the first things you should consider before trying more in-depth solutions is using some common sense when it comes to limiting your child's water intake before bed. Instruct him or her not to drink any beverages immediately before going to sleep and encourage a trip to the bathroom as well.

Alarms
If limiting water still isn't working, then you might want to consider purchasing a bedwetting alarm for your child's bed. These devices typically rest on the bedding and detect if urination occurs – sounding an alarm to wake the child up. Consider trying this method for a few weeks to see if it helps curb your little one's tendency.

Medication
While it's preferable to avoid this, heading to the doctor might be the best course of action if all of your other steps fail to stop your child from wetting the bed. Frequent accidents could be the sign of a medical or hereditary issue, and your doctor can help narrow down the causes to see if drugs can provide relief.