Ok, are you a little bit curious to know if you are using the same technique that thousands of parents use to tackle bedwetting around the globe?
I call it the - "bury your head in the sand and hope it goes away" strategy.
In truth, it can feel easier to leave your kid in nappies each night and not face the issue.
It's not that I intentionally tried to ignore the situation. With a part time job, three kids and a busy household I have to admit I was tired by the end of the day. Most evenings, I was exhausted. The last thing I wanted to face was being woken up by a wet child or have to wash piles of bedding each morning. It was just easier to continue with the status quo and put them in night nappies for a while; hoping one day they just grew out of it.
Before I knew it, years had flown by. I woke up one morning and the thought hit me. My child was a bright, social, kid who was doing well at school, while maintaining a secret. Every night they did a wee in their sleep and still wore night nappies.
Every year, 15% of kids grow out of bed wetting without their parent having to do anything differently. This is often due to several factors which could include an increase in bladder capacity, illuminating constipation, an increase in the ADH hormone and a reduction of urine production at night.
"Most doctors won't treat bed wetting in kids under seven, because it's so common and because most kids do outgrow it. True enough. But in my experience many cases of bed wetting appear to be normal and not worth treating actually have underlying causes that can be dealt with fairly easily, almost always without medication. In short, many families with young kids are suffering when they don't need to be." It's No Accident by Dr Steve Hodges MD, Pediatric urologist at Wake Forest University Medical Center
When I read this quote, it totally changed the "game". I realised that I had the opportunity to take some action steps that could help my child to stop bed wetting.
This statement goes against what everyone said to me "don't worry they'll just grow out of it". It opened my eyes to the fact there were actions that we can take, that have the potential to empower our kids to be dry all night.
It has been a dream of mine for years now to demystify the whole subject of bed wetting. Admittedly kids who wee in their sleep, is hardly a hot topic of conversation at BBQ' or social gatherings.
Suzy and I have created the Dry by Night community, an online place where you can share, support and be encouraged in the journey towards night time dryness, for your child.
If you are on a mission to conquer bed wetting for good, then join our community HERE.
This is your group so we would like to know how we can help. Send us an email to answer these two questions or email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. What is one thing you find most annoying or frustrating with your kid's night time bed wetting?
2. What is one thing you would love to know more about when supporting your child to be dry all night?
Can't wait to hear from you,
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