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Children and Bed wetting

Children and Bed wetting

Published by Jane on 14th Sep 2021

Having been a bed wetter until the age of 15, I know only too well the impact this has on the phycological wellbeing of a child.

I grew up in a era of shame and discipline when I wet the bed. My nose was rubbed onto wet sheets, I had to hand wash my sheets, was put on special diets with no sweets (everyone else could have ice cream) and limited fluid after 5 pm, nothing after 8pm even in summer.

They tried medicating me, making me go to bed early, special diets, nothing worked until we bought a bed wetting alarm. It took less than three weeks for me to be “cured”.

Bed wetting affects 12% of children between the ages of 6 and 15 years of age. The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne state “most children will have no lasting problems from bed wetting, but they often feel embarrassed or ashamed.”

It’s important to realise that there can be many causes of bed wetting, including being deep sleepers but also can be caused by having small bladders and BioLife encourages parents to seek professional help for your kids.

The bed wetting Institute states that “children who continue to wet on a regular basis can be treated at five years of age. It is often easier to treat children when they are young and before it becomes a social problem.

So, if your child is bed wetting after 5 years old, reach out to places like the bed wetting institute or your GP and consider training and a alarm, like Oopsie Hero’s plus to set your child up for a future without embarrassment and shame.