- It’s estimated that 1-4 children between the ages of 4-12 in the United States suffer from bedwetting.
So, while it may not be considered ‘normal’, it is somewhat common and usually nothing to be concerned about. It only takes time and patience for the child to gain control over their bladder at night. In fact, you will read in the article from WebMD that only about 1% of bed-wetting cases are linked to more serious problems.
While it is usually nothing to worry about, it can be embarrassing for your child. It can bring their self-esteem down and prevent them from wanting to take part in fun activities, such as sleepovers. Often the child is made to ‘feel bad’ about wetting the bed by parents who don’t understand the following:
- It IS common – 1 in 6 kids from ages 4-12 suffer from bed-wetting
- The child CANNOT control it
- It CANNOT be trained out of the child – only time will solve it
If you are the parent of a bed-wetter, you are probably frustrated. Trust me, I know. I have one myself. I wonder myself: Will my child pee in someone else’s bed? Is there a better product out there to help get through this? When will it end?
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How can you help your child?
Be patient! Even though this is a frustrating time for you, as a parent, it is also frustrating to the child! They can’t help it. It is not their fault. And most likely they are not doing it on purpose.
Reassure them. If they’ve had an accident, let them know it is okay. Don’t yell at them or make them feel bad about wetting their bed.
Provide them with help. Let them use a product such as GoodNites* TRU-FIT* to help them feel more confident going to bed each night.
Do you have any tips for helping a child get through this period of bed-wetting?