You can choose from a variety of bedwetting treatments to stop your child’s nightly bedwetting episodes. Finding the right one for your child is key.
Bedwetting alarms are a popular and often effective method to stop bedwetting. They sound off the second moisture is felt, thereby awakening the child. There are some alarms that give off a small electrical shock, instead of a sound. Some parents believe this method will scare their child making matters worse rather than better.
You’ve probably seen commercials for or heard about nighttime underwear made for children with bedwetting issues. Because they look like regular underwear, the nighttime garments are discreet, and they do not become as bulky when wet.
Your pediatrician can prescribe medications to give your child that will help as well. Many of these medications are designed to decrease the amount of fluid produced by your child’s kidneys and/or bladder. There are a lot of parents who rather not medicate their children and will look into different treatments.
Some parents opt to try psychiatrists or psychologists to end nocturnal enuresis. This is done more often when a child is experiencing dry nights but something like emotional trauma or stress and caused a relapse.
To eliminate the possibility that bedwetting isn’t something more serious, your pediatrician might help by ordering blood and urine tests and give your child a full exam.
You, as a parent, can help your child by keeping a diary or log about your child each day. This log should include things like: everything your child ate and drank during the day and at what times, whether your child wet the bed at night or not, how your child behaved throughout the day, etc. Maintain the journal long enough, and you might notice a pattern that preceeds instances of bedwetting.
Sometimes, the biggest problem with enuresis may be an allergy to a particular food. Thus, the enuresis treatment you need could be getting your child tested for allergies.