This coming Tuesday 24th May 2016 celebrates National Bedwetting Day. This is to raise awareness for everyone that bedwetting is nobody’s fault, it can and it should be treated. LloydsPharmacy have put up a bedwetting post on their website to explain to parents that they can talk about the subject to support their children and each other.
Bedwetting in technical terms is also known as nocturnal enuresis. It is an uncontrollable leakage of urine while sleeping. It is quite common and there is nothing to be ashamed of. By seeking expert help, you and your child might be on their way to get dry at night.
Luckily, both my children were dry at night soon after they turned four year olds. Some children will take longer than others but the likelihood of bedwetting decreases as children get older. This condition can cause stresses on your child and impact their behaviour, emotional wellbeing and social life.
There are solutions to help a child or young person to try and tackle bedwetting. When we first potty trained our children, we limited their amount of fluid intake especially before bedtime. Also instead of wearing their normal pants, we bought them favourite cartoon themed pull-up pants. They were more comfy than the relatively bigger nappy and it gave them protection. We also bought an under layer waterproof bedsheet, just in case. For the first few weeks, we woke our children in the night to have a quick wee before heading back to bed. Soon, we stopped the routine and they were aware when to wake up to have a wee if needed.
Bedwetting can also be caused by reasons such as lack of a hormone called vasopressin, an over active bladder, full bowel, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), anxiety, stress or changes in routine. By identify the right causes, parents can manage and help to resolve these possible causes.
If you are in doubt, LloydsPharmacy can provide you with their expert tips and free Norman stickers for you to start the reward charts! So why wait? Why not pop into your local LloydsPharmacy to ask the pharmacist questions to help your child! Or check out the World Bedwetting Day site for more details.
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