How To Stop Bedwetting
Bed wetting is not abnormal for young children. It is not a medical or physical problem, it is not their fault and they should not be punished for what they cannot control.Thankfully if you’re looking for solutions on how to stop wetting the bed, we have proven effective treatments that are natural and non-invasive.
So what is the problem? Some children take longer than others to adjust the nervous system connection between the brain and the bladder. For some children the brain just fails to interpret and act on the signal from the filled bladder. In a non-bed wetting child the brain gets the signal from the bladder, interprets that the child is asleep and switches off the muscle sphincter in the bladder until the child wakes up. In some children for a variety of reasons this simply fails to happen.
HOW COMMON IS BED WETTING IN CHILDREN?
The clinical name for bed wetting is Enuresis and it is one of the most common non- medical conditions in early childhood. It is a frustrating problem for parents with all those extra sheets to wash and a worrying problem for children when they cannot have a sleepover at their friends’ houses because they may be teased.
It is a problem that a child cannot prevent because the problem is not within their ability to control. Statistics show that at age four 25% of children are wetting their bed several nights a week. At five years of age 15% still wet their bed, at age eight years 8%, at age fourteen 4% and eighteen plus, 2%. Some children are dry for a few months and then the problem starts again.
WHAT ARE THE COMMON FACTORS IN BED WETTING?
Two out of three young bed wetters are male. As the child grows older the proportion of males and females with the problem usually evens up.
There is usually a genetic basis to the problem and it quite clearly runs in families so if the mother, father or grandparents suffered from a delay in remaining dry at night it is more likely that the child will also. Bed wetting rarely has a medical or psychological basis and 98% of children will outgrow it.
BED WETTING SOLUTIONS
There are a variety of methods to rectify the problem. However, most of the treatments only work while the method is used continually; e.g. Wake the child late at night, get a bed wetting alarm, ask the doctor for a prescription for medication, etc
One of the most effective treatments for bed wetters is Reflexology, an ancient therapy that is based on the scientific principle that there are pressure points found in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, muscles, organs nerves etc. in the body.
Reflexology therapy addresses the brain bladder connection, strengthens the bladder and assists with the nervous system while reducing the tension in the child. The number of treatments required may vary. Sometimes two or three treatments are sufficient, but more commonly a minimum of twice a week treatments for four or more weeks are required.
What a relief for those frustrated parents who can now take their stress free children off to a sleepover with their friends and no more dramas with the school camp.
Our reflexology treatments on enuresis nocturnae (Bedwetting)
I have found reflexology very successful in treating young children with control of their bladder overnight. Of the female children I have treated I have had a 100% success rate and a 60% success rate with male children. The children enjoy the relaxing effects of the treatment which takes around 20-25 minutes to complete.
I recommend a twice a week treatment for best results.