Bedwetting can be a frustrating challenge for both children and parents. Bedwetting is not only a problem for toddlers and small children, the issues can continue into adolescence and even adulthood in a some cases.
Causes of bedwetting can include:
-They’re deep sleepers. For very deep sleepers, they may not wake up to the signal from their body and their brain that they need to go to the bathroom, resulting in a nighttime accident.
-They got it from their momma. In many cases, bedwetting is inherited, 75% of all childhood bedwetters have a parent who was also a bedwetter.
-Nerve interference. If a spinal misalignment is causing nerve interference, it could result in the signal that the bladder is not getting to the brain, resulting in an accident.
-Urinary Tract Infection. If you’re child has a UTI, it may be causing an increase sense of urgency, the feeling of needing to go, more often – making them have more accidents.
There are natural remedies to help curb bedwetting including:
Cranberry juice. Drinking cranberry juice is good for the bladder and urinary tract. If your child often suffers from UTI, regularly drinking natural, unsweetened cranberry juice can help prevent urinary tract infections.
Bladder exercises. Performing bladder exercises can help to strengthen the muscles that control the bladder and the release of urine, as well as, help to stretch the muscles surrounding the bladder to increase overall bladder capacity.
Indian Gooseberry aka Amla. Creating a mixture of Indian gooseberries with honey and turmeric can help children control and regulate their bladder and urination.
Bladder retraining. By having your child go to the bathroom every two hours while awake, it can help to retrain their bladder and their mind to go to the bathroom regularly during waking hours and to recognize the feeling of a full bladder.
Limiting water before bed. Limiting water 1-2 hours before bedtime or after dinner can help prevent the need to empty the bladder in the middle of the night or failing to wake up when the bladder needs to be emptied. Of course, be careful to not restrict water to the point of uncomfortable thirst.
Chiropractic adjustment. Bed wetting can be caused by nerve interference which keeps the signal that the bladder is full from reaching the brain. Even if your child doesn’t complain of back pain, small misalignments in the spine can result in the nerve interference that causes bedwetting. By taking your child to get a chiropractic adjustment, you can work to fix those misalignments that may be causing bedwetting.
What are some natural solutions you have used for bedwetting?