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What can be done at home to treat bedwetting?

In-home treatment methods include: restricting sugary or caffeinated drinks (cola, etc.) before bedtime; motivation therapy - keeping records of dryness and establishing a reward system for 'dry' periods and for other related positive behavior; encouraging (but not forcing) the child to help you with changing sheets and bedding; keeping a record of 'wet' and 'dry' nights to help assess the extent of the condition; awareness training - at bedtime, asking the child to visualize that it is the middle of the night, their bladder is full and they wake up and go to the toilet; leaving a night light on to help the child find their way to the toilet, and; encouraging the child to empty their bladder just before bed.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 24 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
Rating: 4.1 out of 5
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Category: Urinary tract infections (UTI) in children

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