How to Stop Bed Wetting

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What is Bed Wetting:

Soggy sheets and pajamas and an embarrassed child are a familiar scene in many homes. But don’t despair. Bed wetting isn’t a sign of toilet training gone bad. It’s often just a normal part of a child’s development. Bedwetting is involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which bladder control usually occurs. Nocturnal enuresis is considered primary (PNE) when a child has not yet had a prolonged period of being dry. Secondary nocturnal enuresis (SNE) is when a child or adult begins wetting again after having stayed dry.

Yet bed-wetting children are far from alone. Though children naturally gain bladder control at night, they do so at different ages. From 5 to 7 million kids wet the bed some or most nights with twice as many boys wetting their bed as girls. After age 5, about 15% of children continue to wet the bed, and by age 10, 95% of children are dry at night.

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Bed Wetting Causes:

The cause is likely due to one or a combination of the following:

* The child cannot yet hold urine for the entire night.

* Child’s bladder may not be developed enough to hold urine produced during the night.

* The child produces a large amount of urine during the evening and night hours.

* The child has poor daytime toilet habits. Many children habitually ignore the urge to urinate and put off urinating as long as they possibly can.

* Some kids don’t produce enough anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) to slow nighttime urine production.

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Bed Wetting Prevention:

* Before going to bed, remind your child to use the bathroom.

* To increase comfort and reduce damage, use washable absorbent sheets, waterproof bed covers, and room deodorizers.

* Before going to bed, limit the fluid intake.

* Reassure and encourage your child often. Do not make an issue out the bedwetting each time it happens.

* Never give drinks with caffeine like cola’s and teas as this increases the urine flow.

* Ask your child to hold his/her urine for a few minutes once a day past the feeling of first full bladder.

* To increase comfort and reduce damage, use washable absorbent sheets, waterproof bed covers, and room deodorizers.

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Bedwetting Remedy:

* Cranberry juice juice is given an hour before going to bed and is the best remedy for bedwetting.

* Try to avoid sweets, meat, artificial additives and too much of fruits.

* Along with two walnuts, give a child one teaspoon of raisins before going to bed.

* Bedwetting can also be treated using herbs like causticum, lycopodium, ursi, corn silk and pulsatilla.

* Chewing of cinnamon bark once a day helps to reduce the frequency of bedwetting.

* Drink herbal tea made from herbs like oak bark, horsetail, wormwood or bearberry.

* Take Neo tablets (Charak) in the dose of 1 to 2 tablets daily for at least two to three months. This is a good home remedy for bedwetting.

* Make children understand that remaining dry is good and praiseworthy. Bedwetting is bad and so shameful.

* During winter season take care to put your child enough warm clothes so that they remain warm and urinate less.

* Kids sometime fear the dark and avoid going to the bathroom. For this reason make sure that you keep the nightlight on in your kid’s room.

* Massage inner thigh of the patient with St. John’s wort oil.

* Simply heat some olive oil and when it is comfortably warm, rub it over your child’s lower abdomen and then massage the area gently for several minutes. This simple remedy must be followed regularly to get postive result.

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