Have you woken up in mornings to your child saying sorry for wetting their bed and pyjamas?
You and your child should be comforted that help is available and the good news is they may grow out of it.
What is Nocturnal Enuresis?
Nocturnal enuresis is the involuntary urination while asleep, also known as bedwetting.
Enuresis is the loss of bladder control in younger children and teenagers. At age 3, night-time bedwetting is considered normal. The majority of children gain control of their bladder fully . If your child does experience bed wetting regularly from ages 5 to 7 years we recommend you seek professional advice and see your Doctor.
Statistics on enuresis
• In Australia one in five children wet their beds.
• Boys are more likely to experience bladder weakness more than girls (60% compared to 40%)
• Children who wet the bed can experience feelings of embarrassment that can lead to low self-esteem.
Seek out advice on enuresis in children, what are the causes, symptoms and treatments. You can find out more on enuresis, causes and treatments from this article.
Struggles of Children with Enuresis
Children who experience bladder weakness may feel loss of self–esteem, embarrassment and even denial. The child may withdraw themselves and have less interaction with parents or peers.
What Causes Enuresis?
There are many factors which include: over active or under active bladder, feeling anxious, stress, urinary infections and family history.
It is important to note that enuresis is treatable.
How Can You Help Your Child?
As a parent, we recommend you talk to your child so that they understand that they can learn bladder control and motivate them to do so until they recover.
Steps To Help Your Child
• Reinforce toileting during the day and before bed time
• Use a bed wetting reward chart – refer to iD Comfy Junior The Parents Guide
• Buy and make healthy foods
• Limit dairy, sweet and salty foods especially around dinner time
To Help Manage Bed Wetting Accidents Use iD Comfy Junior and Kylie For Kids Washable Mattress Protection
Bladder training can take two to three months to be successful. We recommend during this period, to use iD Comfy Junior pants and new Kylie for Kids Washable Mattress Protection to help set up your child for success.
iD Comfy Junior range of pants and slips covers different age groups. The pants have a soft side panel, elastic underwear feel and a urine absorbing zone, with a stripy colour design. The slip is a great solution covering waist sizes from 40cm to 70cm.
To order your free sample go to https://www.ontexhealthcare.com.au/request-a-sample/.
New to the Kylie range is Kylie Kids Supreme Mac – washable mattress protection.
Kylie For Kids Supreme Mac is super absorbent with four layers of protection. Designed for kids Kylie Supreme Mac has a water proof backing, is soft, latex free, dermatologically tested and includes odour control technology. Your kids will love the dinosaur fun design and you will feel secure knowing you have the best waterproof bedding protection for your child.
Kylie for Kids is available through BrightSky and Independence Australia.
What is Nocturnal Enuresis (Bedwetting)
One in Five Kids wet their beds
iii) Bedwetting Facts
iv) Bladder Training