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Thursday, 22 December 2011

How to deal with nocturnal enuresis?

Bedwetting can be a burden to your child. It can damage self-esteem, its relations with other children and their academic performance.

Here are some tips to help your child cope with this problem:

Do not punish him if he wet his bed. There is no need to make him feel guilty by punishing and nobody wins. It is important to reassure your child that no one is responsible for nocturnal enuresis.
Ask your child to contribute to solving the problem by making him participate in treatment decisions, asking him to change the wet sheets or placing wet clothes in one place. It also shows your child to take responsibility, which will help them feel more in control.
Make sure your child limit his fluid intake before dinner or bedtime and he goes to the bathroom just before bed. Also, limit the amount of caffeine they consume (eg. Some soft drinks). Caffeine is a diuretic that increases the amount of urine your child produces.
Make sure your child understands that bedwetting is a common condition and affects many children.
Tell your child if your spouse or you have had the same affection. It may be that your child will feel reassured to know that the same problem occurred in a person they trust.
Prepare questions of your child by knowing the best way. Talk to your doctor, who can advise you on treatment options and tell you where to find the appropriate information.

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