How to help your children avoid bedwetting?
Although preventing a child from wetting the bed is not always possible, parents can take steps to help the child keep the bed dry at night.
Do not punish a child who wets. This problem is not caused by laziness or rebelliousness. Shaming a child for wetting the bed can lead to poor self-esteem and feelings of low self-worth.
Reassure, encourage, and express confidence in the child. You can also have your child take an active part in cleaning up from the bed wetting (e.g., help with stripping the bed, putting the sheets in the laundry, etc.)
Monitoring the child's consumption of liquids. As a rule of thumb, children should be encouraged to consume 40% of their total daily liquids in the morning, 40% in the afternoon, and 20% in the evening. Talk with your doctor about how much fluid your child needs.
Withholding bedtime drinks may be helpful in some children because it decreases the volume of urine in the bladder, but this does not prevent the problem completely. Avoiding caffeine-containing drinks can also help decrease the amount of urine in the bladder (caffeine increases urine production).
Make sure your child visits the toilet just before going to bed. Parents sometimes lift a sleeping child to the toilet before they themselves go to bed. However, this may encourage a child to wet the bed because their bladder does not feel full before they pass urine.
Do not using bubble bath in a girl's bath water. Bubble bath can irritate and cause infection of the vagina (vaginitis), which may lead to bed-wetting.
Adding 0.5 cups (118.3 mL) of vinegar to the wash water to get rid of the urine odor in clothing and bed linens.