Bedwetting is one of the common problems prevalent in small children, where the child unintentionally passes urine in the bed, during sleep, mostly at night, when sleep duration are of long hours. The main reason could be the small bladder size in children that is unable to hold urine throughout the night.
The other reason could be certain fear or hereditary problem. Whatever be the case, parents take every effort to get the problem solved as soon as possible. There are many natural solutions that can relief the child from bedwetting. The bedwetting habit of children will not vanish away within a few days of manifesting the home remedies, but will require a more consistent and longer approach.
Hence, parents need to be more patient and follow the remedies continually, for two months to expect the change. In addition, children should be always taught about the bathroom habits and ensure they never go to bed, without visiting the toilet, just before the sleep.
Home Remedies For Bedwetting
Children can be made to chew one cinnamon bark in a day to overcome the bedwetting trouble at night. It is known to be the simplest remedy that keeps the body warm, thereby preventing urination while asleep. Alternatively, every morning cinnamon powder along with little sugar can be sprinkled over a regular buttered toast and given as breakfast to the child.
Jaggery has a heating effect on the body, keeping body warm from within thus helps to overcome the bedwetting problem. Give a small piece of jaggery every morning with a cup of warm milk and then, post an hour offer roasted sesame seeds and sesame seeds with a little rock salt to the child. Consuming it in above manner for two months will cure the problem.
Avoid Caffeine Foods
Caffeine stimulates urination and therefore foods and beverages containing caffeine like chocolate or cola drinks should be avoided in the evening. This will reduce the bedwetting trouble to a great deal.
Amla, the Indian gooseberry is successfully used to treat the bedwetting problems. Giving one teaspoon of amla pulp with a pinch of powdered black pepper to the child, before going to bed helps to cure bedwetting issue. Alternatively, prepare a mixture of cumin seeds, sugar candy and amla powder for the child and offer it twice a day to achieve positive results.
Cranberry juice is beneficial for the bladder, kidneys and the urinary tract. It helps in strengthening of urinary tract linings that can withhold urine for long hours.
On contrary to all other fluids that should never be offered to child before going to bed, fresh cranberry juice is recommended to be given an hour before the sleep time, to reduce and prevent bedwetting. Regularly offering of cranberry juice for several months will stop bedwetting problem completely.
Raisins and Walnuts
Offer the tasty snacks of walnut and raisins to child as these together make a tasty remedy for reducing bedwetting symptoms that children will lovingly have. Give one tablespoon of raisins and two tablespoon of walnuts to the child before bed time, to treat the bedwetting condition. Continue this remedial option for at least a few months, till the problem completely subsides.
Double Voiding Before Sleep
Encourage the child to completely empty his/her bladder by going twice to the toilet, once at the bedtime routine and one more time, just before getting to sleep. Encourage to use toilet at night also, if required. Help the child with toilet at night till he/she can do it themselves.
Half a teaspoon of dry mustard seed powder with one cup of a little warm milk should be given to the child, one hour before the sleep.
Mustard seeds are very effective in curing all urinary problems. Alternatively, a handful of mustard seeds can be given to child for eating, during the day to get fast recovery from bedwetting troubles.
Honey, a wonderful source of healthy and natural sugar is very useful in curing the bedwetting trouble. One teaspoon of honey before the bed time can stop the bedwetting problem completely in children. Honey can be offered mixed with milk, during morning breakfast or children can just directly eat it without much of a fuss.
Teach your child bladder exercises that help him/her to control the bladder and strengthen bladder muscles. Offer the child large amounts of fluids throughout the entire day and make him/her practice withholding urine for certain duration. With time, the child will learn to control bladder action and this will be useful in controlling bladder muscles at night too. This is useful for children above age of five, who can perform this exercise more comfortably.
Banana, the healthy and lovable fruit of children supports by binding stomach, thereby preventing bedwetting during night. Eating 2 to 3 bananas every day will reduce the problem to a large extent. Offer one banana at the breakfast and one at night, before bed time.
Inculcate Regular Toilet Use
Encourage the child to use toilet, every two hours throughout the day, without letting the need of urgency to go to the toilet. Proper toilet habits will also sets an alarm at night, waking the child to urinate at night.
Limit drinks In The Evening
Ensure that child drinks more during the day and less at evenings and minimal at night time. Around 40% of fluids should be consumed between 7 a.m. to noon time, other 40% between noon till 5 p.m. and then just 20 % post 5 p.m. However, for children involved in sports or high physical activity or games in the evening, should never be restricted from drinking liquids even after 5 p.m.
Moreover, in case children prefer drinking more during evening time, do not restrict as fluids are very essential for health and overcoming dehydration, a common problem found in children.
Solve Constipation Troubles
In children, sometimes constipation can be the cause of bedwetting at night. Ensure the child is passing stools normally. In case, he/she is suffering from constipation, consult doctor for stool softener medications for the child.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.