Parenting - Toddler care | 1-6 yrs

How To Help Kids Stop Wetting The Bed


One key issue many parents face in child-rearing is bed-wetting by their children. Bed-wetting usually stops by the time a child turns 3, but sometimes it can take longer. According to an article titled Bed-wetting: What Causes It? published in WebMD, 'Though children naturally gain bladder control at night, they do so at different ages. From 5 to 7 million kids wet the bed some or most nights – with twice as many boys wetting their bed as girls. After age 5, about 15% of children continue to wet the bed, and by age 10, 95% of children are dry at night.' The article also states that bed-wetting is, by and large, inherited. So, if you had a problem of bed-wetting when you were young, chances are that your child too would wet the bed.

But there are ways to help children overcome this issue. In an article titled, Tips on How to Control Bed-wetting in Toddlers, published in parentherald, the author states, 'They (parents) can put plastic sheets underneath the bedding to lessen the impact or feelings of shame upon waking up since the wetness won't totally seep through. Children can also be monitored and advised not to have too much liquid intake around 2 hours before bedtime so as to lessen the likelihood of bed-wetting. They should also be encouraged to go to the bathroom first before going to sleep.'

For more tips on helping your child stop bed-wetting, please read through the ClipBook below.


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