More teens than one might think are affected by bedwetting.If your teen is suffering from bedwetting, the experience is likely embarrassing for them as well as you.Through talking with your teen about the issue, finding remedies together, and seeking out professional help, you can move past this issue.
Step 1: You should educate your teen.
This isn’t something other teens are likely to share, so your teen may feel like they are the only one who deals with it.You should tell them that bedwetting is common to many teens and that it affects millions of people around the world.Enuresis is the inability to control one’s bladder.Genetics, hormone issues, and deep sleep are some of the causes of it.You should tell your teen what you have learned about the causes of bedwetting.Continue to assure them that they are not alone.It would be a good idea to print off the articles for them to read.
Step 2: If you have had this in the past, tell them.
Knowing if you have also undergone the issue can be a source of comfort to your teen.It’s possible that bedwetting is genetic.If you tell your teen that you wet the bed at their age, they will be less likely to blame the issue on you.
Step 3: Listen to what I have to say.
If they could, your teen would probably hide information about their bedwetting from you as well.Take some time to ask your teen if they want to talk about it.Listen without being critical.Allow them to vent for a while.Allow them to let it all out.
Step 4: They are not to blame.
If the issue continues, your teen will feel a lot of guilt and embarrassment, even though they may understand that this issue is both medical and genetic.Affirmatively tell them that it is okay, that you love them, and that everything will be fine.You will be with them every step of the way.It can be difficult to deal with, but don’t judge your teen for it, instead show them compassion.Try not to be angry and show no exasperation.No one wants to wet the bed.Find solutions.When there are accidents, remain calm.Don’t punish them for this.
Step 5: There is a way to talk to a teen who is resistant.
Your teen may be too embarrassed or upset to discuss bedwetting.You need to get a bit creative so that you can come up with solutions.Write a letter to your teen about your research and propose remedies if you have had an issue with it.Don’t force solutions on your teen, such as buying a bed alarm.It’s important to break down barriers so you can talk about solutions.
Step 6: Have a brainstorm with your teen.
Take some time to talk to your teen about what they would like to try before you try any of the different remedies.Give them different options and ask which one they would like to try first.
Step 7: Try using an enema or something.
Many consider bedwetting to be an issue solely of the bladder, but other organs can also play a role.A teen who is having a hard time with their bowels can wet the bed.Suggest to your teen that they use an enema.Don’t force them, but remind them that this has worked before.
Step 8: Drink less at night.
A simple solution is to have your teen cut down on the amount of beverages they drink before bed.It’s possible that your teen is drinking too much before they go to sleep.It’s a good idea to have your teen not drink at least an hour before bed.Your teen should urinate before bed every night.
Step 9: Consider a bed alarm.
Other teens have overcome bedwetting by using a bed alarm.A bed alarm goes off when the bed is not being slept on.It can prevent your teen from fully emptying their bladder on the mattress if they sleep in urine throughout the night.This has been effective in ending bedwetting in many teens.
Step 10: It’s a good idea to establish a regular bed time.
Teens wet the bed because their body is not sure when the bladder should be active or not, and they have an irregular sleep pattern.If you can work with your teen to find a time that works well with their school schedule, you may be able to end bedwetting.To keep up the regularity, consider following this routine on the weekends.
Step 11: There are special underwear and mattress covers.
Many companies make underwear and sheets for bedwetters.If your teen is prone to damage to your mattress, consider buying a bed protector or special sheets.It’s useful to have rubber sheets or mattress pads.For a teen who wets the bed but still wants to stay at a friend’s house, special underwear like Icon Undies can be helpful.These underwear are made to prevent leaking.The dry night solution kit is sold by the National Association For Continence.
Step 12: Affirm that they are helping with the clean up.
If you are the parent of a teen, you may be responsible for making sure the mess is cleaned up after bedwetting.The bedwetting is not your teen’s fault, but they have a responsibility to clean up the mess.They should wash the sheets and clean the mattress on their own, or they should ask for help.They may be unfamiliar with washing clothes or mattress cleaning so you may need to show them.They need to keep good hygiene practices.They should take a shower.
Step 13: It’s important to recognize that puberty does not cure bedwetting.
Some doctors and websites will tell you that your teen will grow out of bedwetting.You should treat the issue the same way you would any other medical concern.Attempting to hope for the day when this will end will not make it end, but using certain tactics in conjunction with seeking medical assistance can help assure that your child sleeps dry more and more often.
Step 14: Pick a doctor.
Take some time to look online for doctors that specialize in this area.You will want to seek the help of a doctor.To find out if doctors have experience in this area, call different offices.The doctor can identify if the bedwetting is caused by a larger health issue if he sees them.Scheduling an appointment after school hours will keep your teen in school.
Step 15: Tell the doctor the truth.
You should encourage your teen to talk to the doctor if they are too embarrassed to do so.You will need to tell the doctor about the problem if they are unwilling to do so.They will need to know your teen’s diet, bedwetting Frequency, and if there are any Triggers.
Step 16: Take medication.
Many medicines are available to help those who suffer from bedwetting, and many of them are helpful in addressing the issue.Allow your teen to make their own choice.Look for potential side effects of the medication.One of the medications that exist is desmopressin, which makes the kidneys produce less urine.
Step 17: If surgery is necessary, consider it.
The doctor might suggest surgery for your teen.You may want to talk to your teen about this option if you’ve tried several at home remedies and they haven’t worked.There are three different types of surgery.Sacral nerve stimulation is a surgical process in which the roots of the scuplture are stimulated and can be helpful for those who have not been helped by home remedies.In clam cystoplasty, the bladder is cut and a piece of intestine is inserted to make it more stable and give more room for urine.The final form is detrusor myectomy, which involves removing a portion of the bladder muscle.Give your teen some time to think.It’s a good idea to do some research at home.Call your doctor if you have more questions.
Step 18: If the issue is not medical, consider therapy.
No amount of home remedies or medical attention will help your teen.The roots of the problem that are non medical should be explored in this instance.Consider taking your child to see a therapist.It is possible that your teen is having a difficult time at school.Teens who are bedwet may have been victims of sexual abuse.A bad dream may be causing your teen to wet the bed.
Step 19: Let your teen know that it is okay.
Your teen may feel overwhelmed by all of this information.Talk of surgery, medication and therapy can be frightening.Tell your teen that you will be with them every step of the way and that everything is going to be okay.It’s okay if they should have more bedwetting experiences.You can help them through this by reminding them that you love them.