Bedwetting is a developmental part of growing up and 25% of children experience it. There are various causes of bedwetting. The most important thing to remember is that your child is not alone and is extremely likely to grow out of it in their own time. As they learn to do so, it’s important parents are supportive.
Educate yourself on bedwetting
No matter the age of your child, bedwetting can be confusing, and stressful. As parents, you should familiarise yourself with information on why children wet the bed, so you can answer your child’s questions.
Understanding the causes will reassure you that it is not their fault and they are not being lazy, allowing you to fully support your child. Sitting down and explaining why they are wetting the bed, sharing the options available and reassuring them it’s not their fault, is a great starting point.
Speak to them about bedwetting solutions
Keep your child involved in the decisions on ways to support their bedwetting to reassure them they are in control. DryNites® Pyjama Pants provide five layers for maximum protection, enabling your child to sleep well and help with their development and self-esteem. The discreet design also gives your child a sense of independence.
If you notice their pants are dry for a few mornings in a row, try without. If your child has an accident, go back to using night-time protection. Remember, wetting at night is common, and your child will become dry over time.
Bedwetting in children over 8-years-old
It’s common for older children to think they’re alone in wetting the bed, and they may want to hide it from family members and friends. Support them by teaching them to change their sheets. This gives them independence and allows them to manage their bedwetting.
After the age of five, bedwetting can be a cause of anxiety for children. Let them know this is a developmental phase, which many children face, and remind them it’s not their fault. Your understanding will help remove any feelings of guilt.