Dr.Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett has partnered with DryNites® Pyjama Pants since 2009, providing bedwetting facts and debunking the myths around this delicate subject. Dr.Cathrine comes with a wealth of educational knowledge with over 22 years of experience in Early Childhood and currently is the Academic Director of the Early Years at the University of Wollongong. Learn from expert answers through a series of informative video clips.
Expert answers has been designed to guide you through common bedwetting questions. These include bedwetting management, bedwetting alarms and how parents can help their child through this phase. Explore all you need to know about bedwetting with DryNites®.
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.
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