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8 Home Remedies To Stop Your Child’s Bedwetting Problem

Bedwetting is very common among kids of a certain age, so common that we think we can make our peace with it, but cannot because to begin with, it is frustrating for the parents! If you are one of these exasperated parents, then this set of home remedies for bedwetting might be what you are looking for.

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Kids unknowingly pass their urine while in their sleep, and though we hate to admit it, it is not done on purpose. The most common causes are the fact that kids have a small bladder, excessive production of urine, constipation, stress, nightmares, hormonal imbalance, and urinary tract infection. Usually the habit of bedwetting stops at the age of 6 or 7, but if your kid has a delayed bladder maturation, then it might continue up until she or he turns 10.

Also, some kids wet their beds because they are deep sleepers. So when their bladder is full, the brain is not signaled to wake up. Bedwetting is also inherited. So don’t go around blaming your kid!

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Bedwetting usually stops as the kid grows older, but it can be a pretty embarrassing thing for them, so much so that it might cause them to avoid social activities like sleepovers.

Help your kid (and yourself!) with these effective and simple natural treatments.

Home remedies for bedwetting

Here are the most beneficial natural remedies that will stop your kid’s habit of wetting the bed.

1. Cinnamon

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The first home remedy that you should try to deal with your kid’s bedwetting habit is cinnamon. It is an easy yet effective natural treatment and is beneficial in this case because of its intrinsic quality of keeping the body warm.

To use it as a remedy, make your child chew on a cinnamon stick once every day. Alternatively, you can mix cinnamon powder with sugar powder, sprinkle it on a piece of buttered toast, and serve this to your kid for breakfast.

2. Indian Gooseberry

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The second remedy on our list is amla or Indian gooseberry. It is recommended by people who practice Ayurveda, as an effective home remedy for the habit of bedwetting in kids.

Indian gooseberry, also known as amla, is an excellent Ayurvedic remedy for bedwetting.

To use Indian gooseberries as a natural treatment for bedwetting, wash a couple of them and then crush them well. Throw away the seeds. To the crushed amla, add two teaspoons of natural honey and mix. Now to this mix, add a pinch of ground turmeric. Mix well. Give your child two teaspoons of this mixture, once every morning on an empty stomach.

Alternatively, you can take out the pulp of one amla, and to it, add a pinch of freshly ground black pepper. Mix well and give your kid a teaspoon of this once a day.

3. Massage

Another easy yet effective natural remedy to treat the problem of bedwetting is massage. For the treatment, you should use olive oil. All you need to do is heat a cup of olive oil in the oven. Once it is soothingly warm, take some in your palm and apply it on your kid’s lower abdomen area. Massage gently and do not rub. Massage in circular motion for 10 to 15 minutes.

This remedy, if followed regularly, will help cure bedwetting.

4. Cranberry Juice

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Another beneficial treatment for bedwetting is cranberry juice. It is very good for the bladder as well as the urinary tract.

Experts recommend cranberry juice to treat the problem of bedwetting in children.

Though it is suggested that liquids should be dodged before one hits the bed, cranberry juice however, is endorsed. If you give your kid a juice of cranberries an hour before he or she calls it a day, your kid’s habit of bedwetting will be treated soon.

Repeat this remedy once every night for a month or two, and you are sure to see positive results.

If your kid’s bedwetting habit is a result of a urinary tract infection, then give him or her a cup and a half of cranberry juice thrice a day to cure the problem.

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5. Walnuts and Raisins

The fifth remedy on our list today are walnuts and raisins. Both are really good to lessen the regularity of bedwetting among kids. Also you can prepare a tasty yet healthy snack for your kid, which he or she is sure to enjoy.

Apart from preparing the muffin, you can just give your kid 2 walnuts and 5 to 6 raisins before he or she goes to bed.

You need to do this treatment once every night for a month to get the results you desire.

6. Bladder Exercises

Strengthening your child’s bladder is the best way and more permanent way to deal with the problem of bedwetting. These workouts will stretch the urinary muscles, which in turn, will regulate the discharge of urine from the urinary balder.

These bladder exercises will also increase the capacity of your kid’s urinary bladder by strengthening the muscles around it.

Here are some muscle strengthening exercises, given by Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan:

“Exercises can be done to strengthen the muscle that controls the release of urine from the bladder. These exercises may help the child gain better control of the bladder. For example, a child can learn to tighten the pelvic muscles, hold that position for 5 to 10 seconds, then rest for 5 seconds. Usually, the child repeats the exercise 10 times, 3 times a day.

You can also help your child gain control of his or her bladder muscles by:

  • Having the child practice starting and stopping the urine stream 3 to 5 times while urinating.
  • Encouraging the child to hold his or her urine for as long as possible after the urge to urinate begins.
  • Having the child go to the bathroom every hour during the day.

Encouraging the child to use the bathroom just before going to bed.”

They have also shared some bladder strengthening exercises, such as:

“Bladder-stretching exercises are done to help increase the amount of urine that the bladder can hold (bladder capacity) and to teach the child to hold urine for longer periods of time. To teach a child bladder-stretching exercises:

  • Have the child drink lots of liquids during the day.
  • Have the child practice holding off going to the bathroom for as long as possible during the day.
  • Keep a record of how long the child can wait before urinating. Encourage him or her to hold the urine for increasing amounts of time. Usually, children can increase the length of time that they can hold their urine by 2 to 3 minutes each day.

Children who are known to have small bladder capacity may stop daytime accidental wetting by using this method. For children who wet the bed, this method may reduce the number of times the child wets (or needs to get up to urinate) during the night and may help the child in the long run. But it usually won’t produce completely dry nights in the short term.”

A word of caution: Do not encourage your child to hold their urine for long. This makes the urinary bladder a breeding ground for various bacteria.

7. Honey

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The next remedy on our list is honey. This is a very popular remedy among kids because it is sweet and they detest it.

Just give your kid a teaspoon of honey before he or she hits the sack. Also, you can give them a spoon of natural honey with milk for their breakfast. They are sure to enjoy both and it will help treat their bedwetting problem, in the meantime.

8. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar reduces the acid levels and neutralizes the pH, thus helping cure the problem of bedwetting.

Apple cider vinegar also detoxifies the system and deals with the condition of constipation which can be a cause of kid’s bedwetting habit.

In a glass of lukewarm water, add a tablespoon and a half of apple cider vinegar You may add some natural honey for the kid’s taste. Make your kid drink this diluted solution of apple cider vinegar once before every meal.

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Extra tips for treating bedwetting in kids

Apart from the above mentioned home remedies for bedwetting, you can also try these tips.

  • Bedwetting is more than often caused by anxiety and stress. So if you punish or blame your kid for this problem, it will further aggravate the condition. Try not to scold and instead support them through this embarrassment.
  • Every night before sleeping, encourage your kid to go to the bathroom and empty their bladder.
  • In your kid’s room, install some zero power bulbs. This will make it easier for your child to access the bathroom in the middle of the night.
  • When they have dry nights, offer some rewards. Their brain will quickly make the association and start making sure that they do not wet their beds.
  • Limit your child’s liquid and fluid intake in the evening. Encourage them to drink those fluids in the day and/or in the afternoon.

That is a wrap on the natural treatments for bedwetting.

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8 Home Remedies For Bedwetting In Children
Help your kids (and yourselves!) with these easy and effective home remedies for bedwetting.
Riya Roy

Riya Roy

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