Even after being potty trained, there are some kids who continue bedwetting, often well into their teens. Parents and the kids themselves are often troubled about this problem and tend to think that they are the only ones, however, results have shown that there are many kids who take a lot of time to get rid of the troubles of bedwetting. Although, this can be a symptom of underlying physical or mental problems, more often than not, it is simply a delay in the body’s response. Nothing that a little support and disposable nappies cannot take care of.
Many older kids do not like the idea of putting on disposable nappies while going to bed every day, as they are very aware that nappies are for babies. Considering themselves as grown up, they prefer going for the pull-ups that are supposedly made for older kids. However, most parents do not know that there are disposable nappies available for older kids as well. If you are tackling a bedwetting situation at home, you might find that the pull-ups do not offer the security your kid needs at night. Most mornings you will find the clothes and the bed are soaked. That is because pull-ups are not as absorbent as the disposable nappies, if your kid urinates more than once during the night, the pull-ups will not be able to hold the load.
Disposable nappies made especially designed for children and do a much superior job of keeping the kid dry all through the night, which means better sleep for your child and lesser laundry for you. Dealing with bedwetting can be frustrating for both the parent and the child. The first step towards curing it is to accept the fact that it is not abnormal and telling your child that as well. It is extremely wrong for parents to think that their kids wet the bed on purpose or do so because they are too lazy to get up and go to the toilet. Neither is true and a negative approach from you can actually increase the frequency of bedwetting.
There are several reasons for bedwetting. They are as follows:
- Delayed bladder maturity
- Smaller bladder
- Low anti-diuretic hormone
- Deep sleepers
There is a chance that there are deeper causes for this like diabetes, urinary tract infection, neurobiological or emotional problems so it is always advisable to exhaust these possibilities.
Measures to take:
- Limit the intake of fluid at night.
- Wake the child up sometime at night and send him to the bathroom to relive himself.
- Ask him to empty his bladder before going to bed.
- Use disposable nappies
More often than not, the problem of bedwetting goes away on its own but the above tips help while trouble is alive and kicking.