Bed wetting, or nocturnal enuresis, can be frightening not only for kids but also for adults. The topic is often considered taboo. Since it is a very sensitive matter, it can be hard for a parent to find the right words to say to a child regarding bed wetting problems. This article will give some of the most commonly used steps to address a child’s bed wetting problem.
Bed wetting is a very common concern that is shared by approximately forty percent of three year olds and around five million kids aging five years old and above. The problem normally disappears on its own but you still need to consider some things so you can assist your child to get through this condition. It can be very embarrassing for a child to talk about bed wetting but you have to talk about this problem and solve it. Talking about it will provide you and your child a clear line of communication.
First, you should let your children know that wetting their bed is not their fault. Using harsh words will bring more harm than good, so do not attack your child in such a way. Advising them that they are not the cause of the problem may allow them to discuss the problem with you more openly.
Tell your child if you too wet your bed as a child so that your kid wouldn’t feel too anxious or afraid about it, which also trigger bed wetting. Also let your child know that bed wetting is a normal process and everyone goes through it in their childhood so your child would not feel so guilty about wetting the bed.
One of the possibly successful methods that most parents use is telling their child to visualize a night without bed wetting. This approach may not be one hundred percent effective but it helps.
Also consider any anxiety-inducing events that may have occurred in your child’s life recently. If you suspect that some changes in your life may have affected your child’s anxiety level, inform your pediatrician about them. In this way you can discuss how you can solve the anxiety inducing condition.
If your child’s problem seems to be getting worse, it would be proper to consult a doctor. It can be due to hormonal changes and there are medical solutions to it. You can also try moisture alarms that respond when your child bed wets and wakes your kid up. This creates some level of behavioral changes.
The best approach to your child’s bed wetting problem is to give them with as much information as you can about bed wetting while still making them feel your love and warmth. Psychologists and physicians all agree with this approach.
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