Eating the right foods can go a long way to improving bedwetting problems. Certain foods are known to reduce the likelihood of bedwetting at night, while others increase it. Luckily, all of the food recommended to help children with nocturnal enuresis is also good for the whole family. With a few minor adjustments, such as withholding certain foods in the evening, your child may find some relief in a new diet. It’s always good idea to run any new food ideas past your doctor before you begin.
Recommended food includes:
- Vegetables, legumes, and beans
- Fresh fish and seafood
- Dried fruits
- Oats, wheat bran, muesli, and other wholegrain cereals
Fiber is also important since bedwetting often occurs at the same time as constipation. The pressure of constipation presses against the bladder wall, resulting in unwanted leakage. Wheat-bran, vegetables, and good fluid intake go a long way to increase fiber and combat constipation. Keep an eye on toilet habits to make sure your child is going regularly.
Food That Is Not Recommended In The Evening
- Fresh Fruit
Food That Is Not Recommended At All
- Carbonated drinks
- Fruit Juice
There is some evidence that eliminating carbonated drinks (including soda water) may help calm overactive bladders. This can also be said of aspartame, an artificial sweetener found in mints, chewing gum, and ‘diet’ drinks.
Fruit juice contains the high sugar levels of whole fruit without much of the nutritional value and is also not recommended.
Adjusting to a bedwetting friendly diet is a win-win situation for parents and children alike. Since all of the foods recommended to improve bedwetting are also healthy life choices, the whole family can eat the same foods. This can help your child feel more accepted in the family unit and set up good eating habits for life.