The summer holidays are already coming … and you as a parent is worried because of the problems of your child’s bedwetting. He wants to go to summer camp to join his friends … but you do not want his stay turns into a nightmare. How to solve this puzzle?
Bedwetting: a problem for some children
Bedwetting is also known as nocturnal enuresis is involuntary urination that happens at night while sleeping, after the age when a child should be able to control his or her bladder. It is estimated that 500,000 children between 5 and 10 years old are facing this problem. If a child is having bedwetting accidents after the age 6 it is the time to take care of it and find solutions that can help stop bedwetting. This can be a source of anxiety, conflict, shame and even mockery for the child, so it must be taken care.
At first, it is recommended to detect the problem and then appropriate enuresis treatment. Is it a primary enuresis or a secondary?
Primary enuresis is passing urine at night by children old enough to be expected to have bladder control.
Secondary enuresis is when incontinence in child reoccurs after at least six months of being dry.
If this bedwetting issue is listened to, understood and helped, his problem will be much easier for your child to handle it.
Going for summer holidays is possible!
If you do not try to manage your child’s often bedwetting it becomes more problematic as the holidays approach. Your child’s dreams of going to a summer camp or to a friend’s gets shattered. He refuses to go because of his enuresis. Do not worry because it is possible to offer him the stay of which he dreams.
The first step is to train him to do the bladder exercise like holding urine for little more time. Avoid liquid consumption less during the latter part of the day. For him to leave with peace of mind, it is necessary to talk about the problem with him well before the departure. Try to do all this a few months in advance to try to solve the problem completely but still if he’s not fully cured of his bedwetting, do not panic, he can still leave.
Try other Bedwetting solutions:
If despite the preventive measures, he still wets his bed: you can get him disposable briefs. They absorb the urine and, neither the bed nor the pajamas will get wet when he wakes up, just toss the underwear discreetly and no one will know about his wetting problem.
A Bedwetting alarm is other best option for children that works on behavior modification and helps your child stop bedwetting in few weeks permanently. The sensor detects the urine and starts beeping that makes child get up and use the bathroom. They come with discreet mode also so when your child goes out on sleep overs he can use these bedwetting solutions that can make him feel secure to enjoy his stay with friends.
Waterproof bed pads can be of good use when you are staying in hotel or with relative to avoid messing their beds.