Seeing as you’re currently reading this, it’s highly probable that you’ve already tried more than a few Nightime Enuresis solutions.
You’ve surely heard tips and tricks from just about everyone, ineffective strategies like limiting or even completely prohibiting your child from drinking after dinner.
These are steps that all families like yours who have struggled with bedwetting have gone through.
Diapers, Pull-ups, Goodnites, etc…
As of now, you’re probably using diapers, like Pull-Ups or Goodnites, or you’re cleaning the sheets daily.
Maybe you’re waking your child up to go pee before you go to bed, and a second time at 2 or 3 in the morning to go pee again, hoping that they won’t wet the bed and that one day they’ll be able to wake themself up.
All that hard work and your child is still wetting the bed nightly. For months, night after night, you’ve repeated the same routine to no avail.
The problem stems from the fact that your child is a very heavy sleeper and the message sent by the bladder isn’t strong enough because their bladder (sphincter) is immature.
They have to learn to wake themself up when they feel the need, meaning when their bladder attempts to wake them up.
When you wake your child up yourself, you’re not waking them at the exact moment when they’re about to pee. They don’t necessarily need to pee at that moment, because you’re the one deciding when to wake them.
This is why your child won’t develop the reflex to wake themself up when the need hits. They need to recognize the signal that their bladder is sending them.
We were almost there…
Do you sometimes feel like you’re on the verge of succeeding to overcome bedwetting? Your child is only wetting the bed once or twice a week. You’re almost there and suddenly…it comes back. For no apparent reason.
So you’re asking yourself questions, wondering why they suddenly started wetting the bed every day again, just when it seemed like they were getting over it.
At this stage, you’re looking for an external reason, or something psychological.
Are there things stressing them out or was there an event that triggered the bedwetting recently?
It can rarely be attributed to a single cause. Often, bedwetting is hereditary but not the only contributing factor.
Here are 5 factors that can contribute to nighttime enuresis and/or daytime enuresis:
- Growth spurts
- Increased fatigue due to an activity or time changes occurring around daylight savings
- Very deep sleep
- Immature bladder
- Hyperactive bladder
In short, there are several factors and they’re pretty hard to pin down with certainty.
You should also consider that if you achieved these results by waking them up or by limiting their liquid intake, the results were a bit of a false hope. If you had let them drink or sleep through the night, they would surely have wet the bed every night.
Nighttime Enuresis! Background and case studies was written based on real-life cases and several parents and their children suffering from bedwetting.
Enureflex Clinic – Your Enuresis Treatment Center.