Children should never be punished for bedwetting.
Ashton, MD (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
With 2013 quickly approaching, many parents and children are making it their New Year’s Resolution to stop bedwetting, also known as nocturnal enuresis. To help with this often frustrating process, the Bedwetting Store, America’s one-stop shop for bedwetting supplies, has published, “Steps to Dry Nights,” an infographic that provides children and their parents simple techniques on how to stop wetting the bed.
“Bedwetting affects at least five million children in the U.S. It can be emotionally daunting for both the parent and the child,” said Renee Mercer, certified pediatric nurse practitioner and president of the Bedwetting Store. “This infographic will be a great guide for families who are ready to stop using pull ups at night and who are tired of constantly washing bedsheets.”
There are two types of bedwetting: primary and secondary. Primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE) affects 90% of all bedwetters. Individuals with PNE have never had long-period dry nights. Secondary nocturnal enuresis (SNE) is when the child has been dry for six or more months, but then starts wetting again. This is usually caused by emotional (ie. stress, family problems) or medical (ie. bladder infection, constipation) triggers.
It is common to wait until a child “grows out” of bedwetting, but many parents may be surprised to learn that only 15% of bedwetting children will stop wetting on their own each year. Some of the main causes of bedwetting include genetics, high urine production during sleep, and a limited functional bladder capacity.
“Children should never be punished for bedwetting,” Mercer said. “The best way to treat this problem is to use a bedwetting alarm, which will teach deep sleeping children to recognize a full bladder and what to do before a wetting accident occurs. In the long run, an alarm will cost less than the annual expense of using pullups.”
As the most effective bedwetting treatment, bedwetting alarms sense moisture and alert the child to wake up to use the bathroom. When used for three months, enuresis alarms have an 80% success rate compared to just 15% for those who wait it out, restrict fluids, wake or "lift" the child during the night, use alarm clocks, or use medication.
“It takes patience and determination when treating nighttime wetting. However, with the right strategies, children can become confident in waking up to dry nights,” Mercer said.
To view or share the bedwetting infographic, please visit the Bedwetting Store.
The Bedwetting Store is America's one-stop shop for bedwetting items and waterproof bedding. They have helped tens of thousands of children—and adults—since their start in 2000. They are now the largest distributor of enuresis related products in the United States. The Bedwetting Store is proud to serve the millions of families who seek information and practical solutions to help children stop wetting. They feature a wide assortment of quality products at discounted prices. You'll find their information at your child's pediatrician's office, in many popular parents’ magazines and on the Web, of course. Just ask your child's health care provider about the Bedwetting Store. If they specialize in treating childhood wetting, they'll likely recommend one of their products.