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For children, and parents of children, who struggle with nocturnal enuresis (more commonly known as “Bedwetting”), every night can seem like a battle to stay dry, and to keep sheets clean.
Despite popular belief, research shows that nocturnal enuresis is not a condition that children have control over or that they can be “trained out of”. Even still, it is a condition that can bring the child great embarrassment and anxiety, especially when spending the night away from home. For this reason, nocturnal enuresis should be treated with a great deal of love, understanding and patience.
If your child suffers from nocturnal enuresis here are a few tips to help him or her overcome bedwetting and have a successful night, as well as how to ease their anxiety on the “not so successful” nights.
Tips to help your child have a good N.I.G.H.T.
N- no drinks after 8pm: It is
easier for children who suffer from
nocturnal enuresis to have a successful night when their bladders are not full. You may also want to eliminate sugary drinks and caffeinated drinks for the entire evening time.
I- independence: For a child who struggles with nocturnal enuresis (especially an older child) waking up wet in the night can feel embarrassing and leave them feeling powerless. Help them to overcome this feeling by teaching them where to find clean sheets, and where to put soiled clothes and bedding. Having these skills will help your child feel as though they have some control over the situation.
G- GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear: New from GoodNites® brand is a completely new kind of bedtime protection, GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear. GoodNites* TRU-FIT* is machine-washable, real underwear with disposable, absorbent inserts that keeps nighttime mishaps locked away, and keep bedding and clothing dry at night. The great thing about these is that they look and feel just like ordinary underwear, helping children feel secure without feeling embarrassed. The absorbent insert simply sits inside of a plastic liner inside of the underwear, so if accidents do happen, the insert can simply be removed and a new one can be put in. GoodNites* TRU-FIT* is available now at select national retailers for purchase for boys and girls in sizes S/M and L/XL with colors and patterns for each size. You can also visit their website to grab a coupon for $3 off.
H- Have a nighttime routine: having a bathroom routine help children with nocturnal enuresis get into a successful pattern. Be sure to have your child use the bathroom before bed and consider waking him or her up a few times during the night for a bathroom break. For older children, you may want to set an alarm clock, to let them take some control over waking themselves up for a bathroom break.
T- Talk: Talk to your child about nocturnal enuresis. Be sure to let them know that this is an actual medical condition, and not something that is their fault. Also ease their embarrassment over the situation by letting them know that it is very common among children their age (It is estimated that in the US 1 in 6 children between the ages of 4 and 12 struggle with this problem.)
Taking the time to make sure your child has a good N.I.G.H.T. will help to ease their anxiety over going to sleep each night, and will help you both feel as though you are taking some control over the situation. For more tips and advice follow GoodNites on Facebook and Twitter.
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