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Bedwetting – How To Cure It Without Drugs in Under Three Months

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 When I had exhausted the usual routes…

(pull-ups, doctor, homeopath, hypnosis, kinesiology) – I guess those aren’t that usual – I began a search of the internet in earnest to cure my 9 year old of every single night wetting. We couldn’t see an end to it at all and he had never been dry in his life. This type of bedwetting is called Primary Enuresis. I got more and more frustrated with the advice and coming across several versions of what is obviously the same e-book of 101 tips, just re-branded by other people. Parents wanting to cure bedwetting do not need hundreds of tips; they just need to know what to do. I searched and searched and found so much conflicting and disparate advice that I decided to search through medical papers to see if the answer was there.

I discovered that what works is really understanding the causes of bedwetting and treating all of them at the same time. The interesting part is that, this way, you don’t need to know the specific cause of your child’s bed wetting to be able to cure it, which thankfully rules out horrible tests. It seems to me that it really is a lot simpler than we think it is – we just don’t know what advice to take or where to find it. My 9 year old was dry in less than two months.

Of course, if you think there are underlying medical causes for your child’s bedwetting or they have just started to wet the bed after being dry for some time, it is important to see your doctor.

The possible causes are:

  • Lack of brain-bladder connection
  • Overactive bladder
  • Making too much urine at night
  • Hereditary element
  • Inability to wake up from a deep sleep

The most probable cause is a mixture of the above. The solution that works is a combination of alarm (used properly), exercises to strengthen and stretch the bladder and support and motivation for the parent and child. Unfortunately, drugs are handed out frequently, and they do not have a good long term success rate at all. So please don’t give your child drugs until you have tried a behavioural approach like this.

Some of the other methods to avoid are lifting at night which just prolongs the delay in bladder strength and growth and also prolongs the delay in brain-bladder connection; restricting fluids, which does the same, and wearing pull-ups for years.  Please also don’t assume that your child has an emotional problem if they wet the bed; very confident, robust and well nurtured children wet the bed too. It is much more likely that it is a developmental delay and a combination of the causes above. Reassure them that it is not their fault and help to motivate them to become dry.

You can help them to become dry in less than three months if you use an alarm, available very easily on the internet, and some step by step instructions on how to wake your child up in the night properly when the alarm goes off. This is crucial. Combine this with stretching the bladder by drinking a large drink and holding on as long as possible, and strengthening the pelvic floor by doing pelvic floor squeezes every day (you can do this with your child – we can all do with a bit more pelvic strength!)

Good luck!

Emma x

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