A mother of a 7- year old bedwetting child says that her son wanted so much to go to his friends’ sleepovers but his problem of bedwetting prevented him, so his mother asked a pediatrician if there is a solution, and fortunately there is. Not only one solution, but there are many starting from the simple reward system to urinary bed alarms.
Some parents would try remedies on their own, but studies revealed that following the pediatrician’s advice helps the bedwetting children stay dry earlier. Physicians usually start with ruling out medical problems like infection or constipation; however bedwetting is mostly caused by a delayed maturation in the bladder mechanism.
If the child has been dry for some time and then starts bedwetting again, then he or she probably needs treatment or counseling due to potentially trauma or psychological stress. One of the most effective treatments for bedwetting is urinary bed alarms, which are available in various styles but all include an alarm and a moisture sensor.
For example, a model involves an alarm worn on the shirt attached to a moisture sensor worn on the underwear, which detects moisture immediately and sounds the alarm so that the child wakes up to go to the bathroom.
This method actually works very well with most children who managed to stay dry within nearly 2 months. Another common strategy is the reward system, and this involves rewarding the child with a toy or a trip to the park or anywhere he or she likes after each dry night.
A lot of praise is also recommended telling the children how great they are. The “lifting” technique is also beneficial; it involves the child going to the bathroom right before bedtime and taking him to the toilet once or twice amid his sleep.