Facts About Bedwetting In Children Age 5-7
Fact 1: Bedwetting In Children Aged 5-7 Is Not Uncommon
Fact 2: Bedwetting Doesn’t Happen On Purpose
Fact 3: Bedwetting Anxiety Gets Worse As The Child Gets Older
What Is The Number One Way You Can Help?
How To Talk To Your Child About Bedwetting And Night-Time Accidents
- It’s important not to avoid the issue – open up the conversation.
- Let them know they are not alone and it’s not their fault.
- Explain it’s just a phase and they will grow out of it. Like losing their teeth!
- Compare this to growing tall – kids do everything at different rates. Their body is just playing catch-up.
- Empower them to take control. Let them decide between staying dry with Goodnites® Nighttime Underwear and Goodnites® Bed Mats or other options to help them manage.
- Normalize the action plan by letting the family know
- Keep the conversation going, encourage them to tell you how they are feeling
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Your Action Plan For Bedwetting Children Aged 5-7
- Encourage your child to drink water regularly throughout the day (taper off at night)
- Limit sweet and bubbly drinks, especially ones containing caffeine
- Avoid foods high in salt and dairy products at night
- Make sure your child goes to the toilet before bed
- Use Goodnites Nighttime Underwear to help keep your child and their bed dry throughout the night.
- Use Goodnites Bed Mats to keep the bed fresh and dry.
- Increase dietary fiber to prevent constipation.
- Don’t lift sleeping children to take them to the toilet during the night as this reinforces to the child that it’s ok to wee in their sleep.
A Final Bedwetting Tip…
Still Struggling With Your 5-7 Wetting The Bed? Try Making Some Changes
It’s also a good idea to create a clear and well-lit path between their bed and the toilet. A small night light and your support is the best solution for a child who is scared of the dark.
When To Ask For Help With Bedwetting
- Your child is older than 6 years old and wets the bed twice a week or more
- You notice bedwetting is starting to have a negative impact on their relationships, and emotional wellbeing
- Your child is visibly distressed or disturbed by wetting the bed
- They begin to wet their pants during the day
- You notice any other physical or emotional disturbances of any kind
See A Doctor If You Suspect Secondary Nocturnal Enuresis
If your child is experiencing secondary bedwetting, book an appointment with your doctor. Although most cases are caused by emotional stress or a psychological trauma, it is important to first rule out any physical causes.
In the meantime, the best thing you can do is support your child through the bedwetting phase. Together, you can get there!