Bedwetting is usually simply a problem of immaturity, and does not represent organic disease. There are certain measures which can be helpful in eliminating the problem.
- Make all events of the day as regular as possible, having a set time for meals, bedtime, getting up, study, bowel evacuation, drinking water, etc.
- Give special attention to the diet; this includes limiting sweets to no more than the equivalent of three teaspoons of sugar daily. Eliminate eggs and milk as a food sensitivity test for one month. Avoid all caffeine drinks. Avoid all food and drinks containing red dye, chemical additives, spices, or pepper.
- Eliminate visual stimuli such as TV, comics, and exciting stories.
- Keep the urine always nearly colorless by giving abundant quantities of water, particularly upon arising in the morning. Use no beverage other than water. Keep the meals dry, without extra liquids.
- If disease is suspected, have a medical checkup for diabetes, organic abnormalities, or chronic infection.
- Check the home life for tension, noise that would prevent prompt sleeping after retiring, an exciting lifestyle, or disturbing reading matter.
- Make as little anxiety about the matter as is possible, being careful to encourage the child when a dry night has been spent.
- Try teaching easy arousability by giving the child an alarm clock and teaching him to jump up promptly when it begins to ring. The child must turn it off himself. The parent may need to call him, but should require the child to turn off the alarm.
- Have a training program of holding the urine as follows: When the child has an urge to void, time the number of minutes that he can hold his urine before actually having to pass it.
- Never scold for failures.
For more information contact:
Amazing Natural Medicine
Phone: 44- 756 2425 749
Silvia Rojas Reyes, N.D., Health & Life Couch
(Specialist in Lifestyle Medicine, Harvard)