How to talk to your child about enuresis

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Talk to your child about it

Although it is a common problem, children struggle to bring up the subject of bedwetting on their own. Help them to talk to you about it freely and show them your support.

Here are a few tips to help you to talk about it

Talk about it together

Children are scared of their parents' reaction when they wet their bed. They will be relieved and reassured to see that you are listening to them kindly and that you are prepared to help them.

 

Encourage them

Bedwetting can profoundly affect your child and cause them to lose self-confidence. Reassure and encourage your child regularly in order to boost their self-confidence. The child is at an important stage of developing their independence and it is therefore imperative that they are as self-confident as possible.

Don't pressure them

Remember that bedwetting is quite common and perfectly normal. Many children that have achieved nighttime dryness, especially boys, continue to wet their bed regularly until they are 6-7 years old. Nobody is immune to an accident. Remember that bedwetting can last for years, so don't be disheartened too quickly. Use DryNites® Pyjama Pants to give your child a calming and restorative night's sleep in spite of their problems. They will be fully protected to sleep in total comfort and complete discretion.

 

Talk about bedwetting outside of the family zone

It is perfectly acceptable to talk about your child's bedwetting in front of them when you are at the doctor's. If your child is going to spend the night away from home (for example, on a school trip, on a holiday camp or at a friend's house), talk about it discreetly with a responsible adult (a parent or teacher) who will be able to help in the event of any problem.

 

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