Common ways to prevent bed wetting
Bedwetting is an issue that millions of families face every night. It is extremely common among kids who are under the age of six, and it can last into the preteen years.
A Stressful Situation
Bedwetting can be hard on all members of the family – children often feel embarrassed and guilty about wetting the bed, and also anxious about spending the night at a friend's house or at camp. Parents often feel helpless and frustrated in helping their child overcome the problem.
There are medications to help with bedwetting that are usually comprised of hormones or psychological medications. Many people do not want to try medications for their child or they have not experienced success when taking them. If traditional medication is not an option, there are other remedies and devices that may work:
- Be-Dry Bedwetting Formula: If there are no underlying medical causes, regular use of Be-Dry Bedwetting Formula can calm the anxious child and help to strengthen immature bladders. Be-Dry is a homeopathic medicine to help your child achieve bladder control at night. Be-Dry is said to work by strengthening the child's own body to heal itself.
- Bed Wetting Alarms: Bedwetting alarms work by sensing the slightest bit of moisture then waking the wet child. Even if the child has a long standing problem with bedwetting, the alarm should help trigger the child to start waking up prior to wetting. For bedwetting alarms to work the parent must also awaken, make sure the child is sent to the restroom, and be willing to work with the alarm system until results are obtained.
- Diapers: Cloth diapers made of cotton are considered best for absorbency, especially for multiple accidents during the night. Though they are reusable, they involve some work in cleaning. The alternative is disposable diapers like Pull-Ups and Good-Nites which are made of paper and cellulose fluff. These do a good job at absorbing the first urination but may not hold multiple urinations in a night.
Books, Videos and Software
There are a variety of books, videos and software available to inform parents about bedwetting. Many have strategies to cope with the issue and solutions to try. There are also programs and books geared specifically to children, to help them understand what's happening without being scared. Reading or viewing these tools with a parent will also help the child feel more comfortable, and will likely lead to drier nights.