What should you do if your child is wetting their bed?
Your child wets their bed, and this is a great problem for you. But rest assured, most cases of bedwetting disappear with time. However, it’s useful to know its causes and how to deal with your little one if it happens.
Get to know the causes for bedwetting
At the age of three, the child’s bladder is small. It may not be able to hold the urine for a long time at night.
Their nervous system is also not fully developed to help the bladder prevent the urine from passing while your little one sleeps.
Your child may be urinating at night for psychological causes. This could happen due to a desire they have to stay young. They put an effort to develop in different aspects at day, and relax and stop doing that at night.
They may be wetting their bed as a way to wake up and escape bad dreams they have while sleeping.
This could happen because they want to get your attention or because of a change in their life, like the birth of a new child or moving to a new house or trouble at school…
How do you deal with it?
The first thing to do if your child wets their bed is to be patient. Of course, don’t pressure them, as this could make things worse. They’re not doing it intentionally.
So try to comfort them. Explain to them that it’s not a big problem. Let them know in words they can understand that their bladder will get stronger to prevent leakage of urine while they sleep.
It’s better if their siblings and friends don’t know they have this problem. As they may mock them. Which will make things more complicated.
Encourage them to put their wet bed sheet and pyjamas in the hamper on their own. This will encourage them to bear the responsibility and help them overcome the problem of bedwetting.
Avoid giving them sweet beverages after 5 pm. And make them go to the bathroom directly before sleeping.
Your 5 year old or older child may be wetting their bed due to incontinence.
This means they wet their bed several times in a single week.
In this case, it’s important to consult a doctor to find the right treatment method.