Even though it's embarrassing, child Wetting the bed while sleeping is a thing common. However, bmany parents are worried, even frustratedrbreastmilkwhen dealing with a condition that is medically called nocturnal enuresis.
Basically, bedwetting during sleep is a natural thing to happen to children. So you don't have to worry too much about this condition. Besides, there are many ways how come, what you can do to help overcome this condition.
Causes of Child Wetting
The cause of the child's bedwetting or enuresis during sleep can not be determined with certainty. However, many doctors claim that genetic factors have the biggest influence on this problem.
In addition, bedwetting during sleep can also occur because the child has a small bladder size, so it is not enough to accommodate the volume of urine produced.
Another factor that may be responsible for this phenomenon is the quality of the child's sleep. When fast asleep, children have not been able to quickly respond to signals from their bladder. This causes the child not to wake up to go to the toilet, and eventually wet the bed.
There are also medical conditions that have been linked to bedwetting, namely constipation or difficulty passing stools. It can be recognized from the condition that the child does not wet the bed every night, but only on the night when the little one has not defecated before.
A child who wets the bed can also be a sign that he is experiencing something that interferes with his psychological condition, such as anxiety, fear, or anxiety. These feelings may arise when he is worried, for example when the house is dark or when he makes a mistake. It can also appear when your little one has to face sudden changes, such as changing schools, becoming a victim bullying, as well as having a new sibling.
How tobag Awant Mwet the bed
Mother, some of the ways below can be done to deal with bed-wetting children:
Create an award table
Mothers can provide stickers with cheerful and sullen faces for your little one to paste on the table that was made earlier. Give a cheerful face sign when your little one can sleep without wetting the bed or a pout-faced sticker if your child still wets the bed while sleeping. If your little one is able to collect 10 cheerful-faced stickers for example, then he/she is entitled to a prize However, avoid punishing him when he wets the bed. Giving punishment only makes the child more depressed, not feeling motivated.
Gifting a child a pee alarm
One effective way to overcome the habit of bed-wetting in the long term is to provide a urination alarm. This alarm will fire when the child urinates, because it has a humidity sensor or a wet sensor. The shape of the alarm can be adjusted according to the child's preferences. This alarm sensor can be attached directly to the child's pajamas or nightgown, so it will turn on when the child wets the bed. With the alarm on, the child will wake up and immediately go to the toilet. If the child is too sleepy, wake him up and explain his condition.
Be a friend to the toilet
Training a child to go to the toilet before bed requires extra patience from parents. Not only before bed, Mothers are also advised to wake the child at night and take him to the toilet. Mom and Dad must have extra patience so that this process can run successfully. The purpose of this process is actually not only to stop your child's bed-wetting habit, but also to emphasize how important it is to use the toilet at night. Over time, children will be trained to go to the toilet on their own without having to be accompanied by their parents again.
The methods above may not work right away, it will take some time to get positive results. The success of stopping a child's habit of wetting the bed during sleep can be different for each child.
Mothers can also share experiences with family or relatives about how to deal with bedwetting children. If necessary, you can consult with your pediatrician about this condition.