WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU WITH BEDWETTING INFORMATION, TOOLS AND SUPPORT
If you’d like to take your bedwetting research to the next level, there are plenty of resources, which you may find helpful. The Google Search engine is useful to search for local and national organizations and groups that may be able to help. If your child is old enough to use the internet, they may even like doing their own research too!
Helpful tips on managing bedwetting.
The best cure for bedwetting is time and patience, but luckily there are plenty of methods and tools you can use to manage bedwetting in the meantime. Bedwetting products, as well as a few simple lifestyle changes, can help you and your child get through this time together.
Let’s take a look at your options now.
Bedwetting products are going to be the bedwetting management tools that make your life a whole lot easier. DryNites® Pyjama Pants and disposable BedMats are great for giving your child some extra confidence and a solid night sleep. Not to mention the fact that sleepovers become a non-issue. Other helpful products on the market include waterproof sheets and mattress protectors.
Bladder training exercises are another option, though keep in mind that only time is really going to give your child full bladder capacity. The idea here is to ask your child to hold their urine for 10 to 15 minutes after they need to go during the day.
Having a set bedtime routine can also go a long way toward helping your child to develop night time control. Start getting ready for bed at the same time every night and make sure your child uses the bathroom before they get under the sheets. Keep a stash of DryNites®, as well as some spare sheets and PJs close by. If your child dislikes navigating to the bathroom in the dark, set up a nightlight path to the bathroom so they have no troubles.
Finally, making some changes to your child’s diet can be a great help, particularly if they ever suffer from constipation (which can be a cause of bedwetting). Ban sugary drinks, as well as chocolate and any snacks containing caffeine after dinner time. If your child is experiencing some constipation, load up their diet with whole grains, natural Greek yoghurt, and fruits, such as pears, plums, and apples.
Last but not least, always make sure your child is staying hydrated with water throughout the day and night. Dehydration can often make bedwetting worse.
NATIONAL CONTINENCE HELPLINE
Continence NZ was established to provide a service to people with continence problems, caregivers, health professionals and the general public by providing information and education on continence topics. It is staffed with knowledgeable and experienced nurses and continence advisors, who are there to answer any questions you have.
The helpline is free and can be reached on 0800 650 659.
The Continence Foundation website is also a useful resource for all things bedwetting.
The Continence NZ website is also a useful resource for all things bedwetting.
HUGGIES NEW ZEALAND PARENTING FORUM
The Huggies Forum is a great place to start if you’re looking for advice from other parents who have been through bedwetting. Sometimes it’s nice to just have some emotional support, too!
NATIONAL PUBLIC TOILET MAP
Locate public toilets all over Australia with the National Public Toilet Map. Funded by the Department of Social Services, it includes information for more than 16,000 locations throughout Australia.
EDUCATION AND RESOURCES FOR IMPROVING CHILDHOOD CONTINENCE (ERIC)
ERIC is a UK-based charity with a huge amount of bedwetting information on their website. They also have a support forum, if you wish to interact with like minded parents.
Facebook can be a great tool for locating local groups about bedwetting and parenting. You may even find a parenting group close to where you live.