Be Positive, Don't Punish [Pediatric Incontinence, Bedwetting, UTI, enuresis, toilet training, daytime wetting]:
We here at Kinetic Kids believe that many cases of bed-wetting are the result of a child being chronically constipated and or having an overactive bladder. There can be a psychological component (major life changes) to a child wetting his or her bed, however.
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Here are some other related blog articles that we've created here at Kinetic Kids that may be of interest to you:
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- Why Are Potty Problems At Epidemic Levels?? [Pediatric Incontinence]
- 12 Signs Your Child is Constipated [Pediatric Incontinence]
Suggestions for Parents:
Maintain a positive attitude
- Punishing or shaming your child for bedwetting is very harmful.
- Most children who wet their beds already feel badly about their problem, so instead of potentially embarrassing or shaming your child, encourage him or her, and praise your child on dry mornings.
Don't assume that your child's bedwetting is the result of psychological or behavioral problems. Often, it's the wetting the bed that leads to anxiety, not the other way around.
- Research has found that kids who frequently wet the bed are no more likely than other kids to be anxious of depressed.
- Kids with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), however, do tend to wet their beds more than kids without ADHD. Children with this condition are also harder to treat and need extra supports (bedwetting alarms, hormone therapy) to overcome wetting the bed.
Find a therapist that specializes in treating children with incontinence
- Nutritional changes, along with exercise can go a long way to resolving a child wetting his or her bed. A therapist can help determine the best treatment regimen to take for wetting the bed. After successful treatment, both you and your child will be happier and feel better!
Are You Interested In Your Child Having a Happy Bladder?
Great! Check out this helpful eBook that delves even further into this topic!
You get information on:
- the pelvic floor muscles,
- how the bladder works,
- finding your bladder, and
- nutrition suggestions that will help to reduce symptoms of incontinence!
Hodges, S. J., & Schlosberg, S. (2012). It's no accident: Breakthrough solutions to your child's wetting, constipation, UTIs, and other potty problems. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press. daytime wetting, bedwetting, poop accidents, UTIs, too-frequent urges to pee, enemas, enuresis, nocturnal enuresis, nocturia, urinary incontinence, pediatric incontinence, fecal incontinence, stress incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, constipation, toilet training