Dispelling Bedwetting Myths
There are several myths about bedwetting and parents with children who are wetting the bed needs to have some information to help resolve it. The moment you feel that your baby wants to use the potty by himself you get him a potty training potty ladder seat. In a very short time, he uses the toilet and stays dry all day long. The parents are happy and feel that learning to clean was not that difficult and It should be no problem stay dry at night. But after several weeks or months, the child starts to wet the bed. A long time passes and he always wets the bed at night. This can create anxiety for your child about nighttime accidents and for you about how to fix the situation.
Parents need to know that it’s not potty training they’re dealing with, but rather bedwetting, which is an entirely different thing. The fact is that one in six kids in the U.S between the ages of 4-12 suffer from bedwetting. Enuresis affects boys more than girls and is strongly linked to genetic background. Many parents who have bedwetting children are uncomfortable talking about it even with their pediatrician.
Myth: Bed Wetting is uncommon
Reality: 20% of five-year-old children wet the bed at night and many school-age children suffer from the problem as well. Bedwetting in young children is common.
Myth: Bedwetting is caused by laziness or when a child is deep sleeper
Reality: Bedwetting occurs during sleep and for some children it may be hard to wake up at night but the fact is that their bodies produce less vasopressin, a hormone that suppresses the production of urine.
Myth: Bedwetting will not impact my child’s self-esteem.
Reality: Bedwetting may make your child feel embarrassed and lower his self-esteem that can have a lasting emotional impact.
Myth: Strict punishments may help my child stop nighttime Bed wetting.
Reality: Punishing your child will, however, directly affect your child’s self-esteem and self-confidence and even prolong wetting. Tell him emphatically that it is not his fault that he is unable to stay dry at night because his body is not yet mature enough and it is not his choice.
To treat enuresis as something banal will benefit everyone. Rather than pitying yourself on the problem, take the time to set up a soothing bedtime routine to help your child get a good night’s sleep.
Myth: Using bedwetting management solutions will prolong your child’s bedwetting.
Reality: Since bedwetting is beyond the child’s control, solutions such as a bedwetting alarm. These alarms work on behavior modification and within few weeks the child stop wetting the bed. Wearable bedwetting alarms attach to your child’s underwear and detect wetness. Bedside bedwetting alarms are comfortable to sleep on. The mat detects the urine and alert the bedwetter to use the bathroom. They are suitable for children teens and adults who don’t want to use the wired alarms.
Try to limit fluid intake 2 to 3 hours before bedtime. Always keep in mind that this step will eventually pass. Yes, it is stressful and hard to accept when you are unable to correct the situation. But, in the meantime, do not let Bedwetting stress you or your child. It’s normal and much more common than you think. Tell your child that it is not his fault and that you love him unconditionally.