Reminders for Bedwetting Children
As a parent with a bedwetting child, you might be trying many things to help your child overcome bedwetting (enuresis). One of the most common questions the parents wants to know is “How to stop bedwetting?” This often results in unnecessary stress and parents blame themselves for not knowing how to fix this day and night wetting situation. First of all, take a deep breath and relax. Remember that good voiding habits and fluid in-take are important to keep the bladder relaxed and improve urinary control. Here’s how you can leave small reminders that can make big impact in helping your child stop bed-wetting.
In the Morning
Although your child may not be wetting themselves during the day, pay specific attention to your children’s daytime voiding habits. As your child wakes up and starts getting ready for the day, remind to void and completely empty the bladder first thing in the morning. Put a note on the bathroom mirror or the medicine closet or the dresser as a reminder to them.
Keep your reminders discreet. Of course, you want to remind your child about taking regular toilet breaks and drinking enough water. However, you don’t want your child to feel embarrassed about pee reminders. If your child is old enough set reminders either in your child’s mobile phone or set an alarm using a vibrating watch. Discreet vibrating reminder watches have been proven to help kids solve the problem of daytime wetting. They help children independently get to the toilet at regularly scheduled times and other children in a classroom will not know about your child’s discreet bathroom reminder.
You can also send a reusable water bottle with measured amount of water or fresh juice and encourage your child to drink it at regular intervals.
While at home or hanging out with friends in the late afternoon or evening, remind your child not to consume caffeinated drinks and food such as coffee, tea, cola or hot chocolate or coffee puddings etc. because they are diuretic, which means they increase the production of urine that results in bedwetting.
Don’t devoid your children of these little pleasures completely. Encourage them to consume these caffeine containing snacks or drinks in early afternoon when they return from school and avoid them as much as possible before bedtime.
Again, as your child approaches bed time, leave a note in the bathroom or set a reminder on their mobile phone to void before going to bed. In case you are practicing double voiding technique, set an alarm reminding your child to void again in few minutes. Buy a bedwetting alarm they work on behavior modification. These alarms have moisture detecting sensor that detects the first drop of urine and alarm makes loud sound to wake up your child. Slowly by slowly the child gets up even before they start wetting the bed and overcomes bedwetting in few weeks. Don’t forget to buy waterproof mattress pads to protect your expensive bed.
In some time, your simple, but regular reminders might help reduce bed wetting episodes at nights and help your child achieve dryness faster.