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How do I help my child to stop bed-wetting?

The best way to cure your child of bed-wetting is to involve him in the treatment plan.
For a lot of children who are still wetting the bed after the age of six or seven, there will be no magic solution to the problem. Instead, you will find that your child has some good nights and then some bad nights. Over time, the good will usually out-weigh the bad!
Many parents find it helpful to keep a chart of wet and dry nights that your child can help design and fill in himself. Charts used on their own will have little success, but together with a bed-wetting alarm they can be very useful. You may even discover a pattern emerging, such as consistent bed-wetting on a Friday when your child is over-tired or on a Sunday night if your child is nervous about going back to school.
Try to avoid using reward system as part of any treatment plan. While rewards are great if your child is staying dry at night, it’s important to bear in mind that your child has no control over bed-wetting and so failing to get a reward can actually seem like a punishment.

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The best way to cure your child of bed-wetting is to involve him in the treatment plan.
Bed-wetting is not caused by a child being too lazy to get out of bed or as a bid to get attention. 
Bed-wetting is a problem that is quite common for many school age children.
The majority of kids need more sleep than their parents think. Signs that your child may not be getting enough rest include crankiness or lethargy by day, difficulty concentrating in school or failing grades, and being hard to wake up in the morning.
Getting enough sleep will strengthen your child's immune system and can also help reduce the risk of infection and illness.
Every parent will be all too familiar with late-night visits from their children: you’ve been tapped or poked awake and then your child utters those words, “Mummy, I can’t sleep.”



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