We featured Callum in last month’s newsletter. He’s an amazing little seven year old boy and we’re so proud of him. With Arif’s help and support from his loving parents, Callum has been able to overcome his bedwetting.
Callum’s story has hit the news with a feature in a recent edition of The Echo. The article covers Callum’s journey and how Arif has been able to help him. Arif also shares his top tips to cope with bedwetting. Please share this with any parents you know that have a child that may be suffering as the information really can be life changing to them and their parents.
Read Callum’s story and how Arif helped him by clicking here.
Arif’s Top Tips To Cope With Bedwetting
There’s no hard and fast solution to bedwetting, and if chiropractic treatment is not the answer, these tips might help your child and you:
- Reassure your child. It’s important for them to know they haven’t done anything wrong, and it will get better. Don’t tell them off for wetting the bed, this won’t help and could make matters worse.
- There’s usually no obvious reason why children wet the bed, but it could be because they produce more urine than the bladder can cope with; have an overactive bladder (where the bladder can only hold a small amount of urine); are deep sleepers, so they don’t react to the signals telling their brain the bladder is full or there’s a family history.
- Sometimes bedwetting is stress related – if there’s a change in family structure, you’ve moved home or your child is being bullied – try to work on is anxiety before you start a new regime.
- Bedwetting isn’t something your child can control, so rewards shouldn’t be based on whether they wet the bed or not. You may want to give rewards for things like having plenty of drinks during the day or remembering to have a wee before bed. If your reward scheme isn’t working after about a week, try something else.
- Make sure your child has easy access to the toilet at night, leave a light on in the bathroom and put a child’s seat on the toilet.
- Use waterproof covers on your child’s mattress and duvet.
- A bedwetting alarm is useful once a few dry nights have been achieved. This helps to create awareness at just the right time and trigger a trip to the toilet.