7 Lifestyle Hacks That Will Cure Bedwetting in Children
Staying hydrated through the day, avoiding sugar and caffeine and using the potty before bedtime will drastically reduce (or eliminate) bedwetting.
Regardless of what other bedwetting treatment you child is following, the tips bellow will help reduce the number of accidents.
Avoid dehydration. Drinking before bed is a recipe for disaster and you should limit how much water the child drinks before going to sleep. Ideally, no liquids should be consumed 2 hours prior to bedtime. The only exception to the rule is if the child participates in sports later in the day. In order to prevent kids from being thirsty at night, they need to stay well hydrated throughout the day, so make sure to encourage them to consume enough water in the morning and early afternoon.
Avoid beverages that contain caffeine and sugar. Caffeine and sugars are well known bladder irritants. Make sure your child avoids drinking caffeinated tea or sugary juices.
Encourage toilet time before bed. TWICE. One 30 minutes before bedtime, and once right before going to sleep. The child may argue he or she does not need to go, especially the second time. You need to be persistent and encourage them to use the potty. If you need to, make a bet. You’ll never loose.
Constipation leads to bedwetting. Even though your child may not have the symptoms, their colon may be engorged with stool. If that’s the case, make sure you treat the constipation, and bedwetting will probably go away
Don’t blame it on the child. It’s really not their fault and holding them responsible may actually worsen the condition. Instead, be compassionate and don’t make a big deal out of it.
Be patient. Bedwetting is not something that will go away in a few days.
Use a reward system. Not for staying dry all night. Again, children can’t help it! But offer some incentive for not drinking before bed and for using the potty