There are many bed wetting solutions for children suffering from Primary Nocturnal Enuresis (commonly known as “bed wetting”). But, before attempting to use any of them, you should make certain that you check first for any underlying problems your youngster may have.
Start By Knowing the Cause
Regardless of what bed wetting cure you will go with, it’s important that you start by first identifying the cause of bed wetting so that you won’t misdiagnose the whole thing and use unsuitable (therefore ineffective) treatments. And a good way to start doing it is by learning about Primary Nocturnal Enuresis. (Read this detailed guide to bedwetting and how to handle this tendency easy)
For example, bedwetting occurs in children of 5 years old and above who consistently wet the bed. A particularity of this illness is that it happens in otherwise healthy youngsters and that’s why a doctor’s diagnosis is important. There is no point in taking medication for bed wetting if the sufferer has Lupus or other disease, or organ malfunction. (Note: Lupus can cause PNE, but it’s not to be treated with Enuresis medication).
Popular Bed Wetting Solutions
Bed wetting alarms are devices that attach to kid’s clothing and go off whenever moisture is detected. The alarm then sounds, waking the child and parents so that the urination can be dealt with immediately. While the urination has already begun to occur, the bed wetting alarm is able to break the deep sleep cycles that are typically the root of Primary Nocturnal Enuresis, which is the start of resolving the issue permanently.
Bed Wetting Solutions, Tips And More Tools
If alarms are not enough to rectify the problem, there are other solutions and tricks you can use to deal with the issue more efficiently. Here are some of them:
Plastic Sheets And Diapers
Plastic sheets and bedwetting diapers are excellent tools to help combat the amount of work necessary to keep your child healthy and comfortable.
In addition to alarms, plastic sheets and diapers, you can also use a few tricks that are meant not to trick your kid into anything, but rather to train him to do the proper things. One such “trick” is to disallow beverages before bed, especially beverages that contain caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic, which means it causes frequent urination. For children who have PNE, removing caffeine and similar diuretics could be one of the most viable bed wetting solutions available.
No Drastic Changes
You should never make drastic changes to your child’s diet and habit quickly. This can create complications and make the symptoms of bed wetting worse. Any changes you make should be gradual, allowing them to adapt to the changes in as stress free a manner as possible.
Overlooked Bed Wetting Solutions – Doctors
If the bed wetting problems persist, you should go to the doctor. Doctors are often able to provide solutions that are not typically available to the general public, mainly in the form of bedwetting medication designed to curb urination and encourage stronger bladders.
However, such solutions often do not teach the important habits that prevent PNE from happening and the situation will revert to normal once the medicines are no longer being taken.
There are quite a few bed wetting solutions available to people of all ages, but to know which one to use means consulting with the doctor first.