7 Helpful Tips To Prevent Toddler Bed Wetting
Some kids take no time at all to toilet train while others take more time to get trained. Are you a parent having a difficult time potty training your child? Are you looking to prevent toddler bed wetting? Here are three scenarios and how you can stop it from happening to you and your child.
1 – Moving To New Home
One week ago, a family moved from their home into a new one. Their two-year-old daughter was believed to have been completely potty trained. However, she’s suddenly having bed wetting accidents.
The reason for this is that she’s experienced a change in her environment. Stress can have a big role in a toddler’s sudden bed wetting. It may seem ironic that a toddler has stress but a significant change in his/her life can be a real factor and cause them to take a step back in the potty training process.
2 – Difference In Daytime and Nighttime Potty Training
One parent expressed concern that her child would do great all day with the potty training process and was even wearing underwear. However, at night, he was unable to stop wetting the bed.
The problem with this issue is that many parents expect their child to know when they have to use the bathroom while they sleep especially since they can do it in the daytime hours. The reality is that your child’s bladder is still growing and it’s not realistic for them to hold their bladder or wake themselves up to go to the bathroom.
Many children – toddler and preschoolers – have a problem with wetting. It’s a good idea, until a child is older, that they use a diaper at night until he/she wakes up dry more often than not. Pull-ups are not any good since they don’t hold urine in and you’ll still have a mess to clean up in the morning.
3 – No Unforeseen Changes
Another parent expressed concern about her two-year-old, completely potty trained daughter. Without any explanation, she started to wet and became temperamental.
In this instance, it’s best to take the child to his/her pediatrician to ensure there is no medical reason such as a urinary tract infection or diabetes. Sudden mood changes could mean something psychological such as molestation. Be sure to find out as soon as possible what could be causing such an issue if you notice both bed-wetting and temperamental actions.
4 Tips To Help You Stop Bed Wetting
1 – Don’t scold the child for the accident. Just live with the fact that all children do it and make them understand that it’s not their fault. Make sure your other children also understand this. You should never allow children to tease one another.
2 – Ensure your child is well-hydrated all day and don’t give them anything to drink for two hours before their bedtime.
3 – Place a plastic sheet cover over the bed.
4 – Use either a diaper or training pants during the night and take them to the bathroom before they head to bed.
It is common in any child under six years old. So, unless there is a justified medical reason for the bed-wetting, you should put your fears aside. Just remember not to humiliate your child when they do wet the bed. In time and with patience, your child will stop peeing the bed.