Bedwetting can make a child feel out of control – but we’re going to put the power back in their hands! You can eradicate the problem. Just keep a positive attitude, keep healthy habits, and nothing will be able to stop you from succeeding!

A Universal Problem

Bedwetting background

  • Bedwetting is considered a normal part of the potty training process.
  • Most children stop wetting the bed after age 3.
  • After age 7, bedwetting can be an issue, though 7 million children in the U.S. alone have bedwetting issues (so you’re not alone!).
  • Twice as many boys than girls have problems with bedwetting, as boys mature more slowly than girls.

Symptoms

  • Bedwetting is defined as involuntary urination during sleep.
  • There are no other symptoms, though bedwetting can have a variety of causes
    In other words, bedwetting is typically a symptom in itself for a larger issue.

Commonly-Suggested Solutions

Saving the sheets.

  • Waterproof sheets.
  • Water-absorbing underpants.

Alarm system.

  • Attaches to underwear and wakes up the child when he or she starts wetting the bed.

Watches with discreet alarms.

  • Remind the child to go to the bathroom on a regular basis.

Don’t drink too much.

  • Avoid hydrating the body and it needing to filter out the liquid.

Reward system.

  • Give the child a reward for waking up with dry sheets.

Medication.

  • Medication can help with the symptom of bedwetting, but does not usually address the underlying cause.
  • These can have a multitude of side effects, including nausea, stomach pain, insomnia, headaches, anxiety, and even coma.

Effectiveness

Everyone is unique.

  • While some of the common solutions will work for some people, everyone is unique.

Get to the root of the cause.

  • Many of these solutions won’t work – as they don’t address the underlying cause of the bedwetting, but only offer superficial remedies.
  • Many of these solutions don’t stop bedwetting before it occurs.
      • For example, if you use the underwear that sets off an alarm, there’s still the initial bedwetting trigger that happens in the first place.

Why Does Bedwetting Occur?

Your child doesn’t want to wet the bed.

  • He or she isn’t doing it out of spite!
  • It’s not caused by being lazy.
  • In other words – bedwetting isn’t fun!

Unbalanced hormones.

  • ADH (antidiuretic hormone) is overproduced in some children.

Stress.

  • 99% of all conditions can be traced back to stress – and this is no exception!

Diet.

  • Eating too much sugar can cause need for constant urination.

Phrenic reflex.

  • The phrenic reflex, which controls the bladder, develops slowly in some children.

Subluxations.

  • When the body is not in alignment, it does not function at its optimal level.
  • When there is stress on the nerves, organs do not receive the signals they need to work properly.

The First Step

Talk to your child!

  • Talk about the bedwetting issue! Ask them how they feel and if they have any solutions.

Offer support.

  • Let your child know that you will work on this together, and that you are there to support him or her.
  • Tell your child that they will overcome this challenge and to not feel ashamed.

Natural Remedies

Diet.

  • Allergens in the diet may cause a reaction in the body that triggers symptoms, including bedwetting.
  • Best rule of thumb – eat food with real ingredients. Avoid artificial dyes and sweeteners.
  • Avoid caffeine, which is a diuretic.
  • Avoid sugar, which can cause need for excessive urination.
  • If you believe it could be another cause, try an elimination diet, and remove typical allergens, such as dairy, wheat, and soy.

Chiropractic care.

  • Chiropractic can help put the spine into alignment, removing subluxations that may be interfering with nerves related to the bladder.
  • Chiropractic can help alleviate stress in the body, which may be causing the bedwetting.
  • When the body is in alignment and it’s able to function properly, hormone levels can normalize – and if the bedwetting is caused by hormonal problems, bedwetting will stop occurring.

No side effects.

  • Unlike medication, natural remedies will not cause harmful side effects, and will only make your child healthier!

Chiropractic Is for EVERYONE!

All ages!

  • Children and adults of all ages can benefit from chiropractic care.
  • Everyone has their own, unique challenges, but many of them can be remedied when the body is healthy and can heal itself!

We’re here to support you!

  • It helps to have someone on your side, who can support you through your path to health and wellness, and we’re happy to be that for you!

Make your appointment.

  • We would be happy to schedule you or your family members for an appointment!