Many children and parents alike suffer through years upon years of bedwetting. Most often, the cause of the problem is unknown. In order to resolve bedwetting issues once and for all, it’s important to find the underlying causes.
For example, most people in the Western world, automatically go for bedwetting alarms. Sometimes, bedwetting alarms help by alerting the child of the problem. But simply treating the symptom won’t alleviate the root cause of bedwetting.
Allergies, for example, can be a bedwetting cause. Consuming citrus fruit or spicy foods does not lead to bedwetting unless the child has an allergy to either. Perhaps it would be advisable to have your child tested for allergies, and this could actually eliminate the night time enuresis.
Dairy products also could be the root of the problem if your child is sensitive to lactose. It is therefore wise to eliminate the consumption of dairy products, including milk, after a certain time. In addition to that, you should prohibit your child from consuming chocolate close to bedtime or in the evening. The reason being that chocolate contains caffeine, and caffeine is a diuretic.
Additives used in certain foods also can lead to occurances of bedwetting. While additives are used in neary everything we eat, choosing a healthier, more natural diet is ideal. This means cooking food from scratch rather than purchasing prepackaged, prepared foods. Still, these additives can even be found in bread, but at least if you reduce them it might help.
Furthermore, your child’s sleeping pattern may really be the underlying problem. Sound sleepers are the ones that suffer with bedwetting. But sometimes, overnight bedwetting can have a medical cause, such as type 1 diabetes. That is why it is important that you have your child examined by the pediatrician. As you can see, you may have practiced the most common of all the tips; but have you tried the not so common ones? An alternative might provide the solution you seek to end your child’s bedwetting for good.