In a study conducted on children aged 5-15 years who still have bad habits, wet the bed. One in four children studied still had the habit of bedwetting at 3.5 years of age. Meanwhile, at the age of five, one in five children still have the habit of bedwetting and at the age of six it drops to one in 10 children who have this bad habit. Enuresis will usually stop when the child reaches puberty.
Bedwetting or enuresis is divided into two types of janis, namely primarily that occurs in children under 6 months of age and secondary is the habit of bed wetting in children over six months. There are also those that cause primary bedwetting is natural and not related to medical problems, as for secondary bedwetting can be due to spinal cord disorders, metabolic disorders (early childhood diabetes), urinary tract infections, excessive pressure on the bladder, especially due to loads decrease in the value of accumulated feces so that the large intestine will press on the bladder. In fact, in a state of stress can also trigger secondary bedwetting. The habit of bedwetting is not only a psychological problem but a biological problem that plays a bigger role and a hereditary problem that occurs in one family.
Here are tips for you to overcome bad habits, bed wetting in children:
1. For those of you who have children with bad habits, you don’t need to punish your child or blame him, avoid showing irritation, anger or panic. Give your child support by advising him and giving directions before your child goes to bed at night so that it can reduce the habit of bedwetting.
2. Do not embarrass the child or compare your child with other children, even if the child can go through his sleep without wetting the bed, you can give a reward or praise about his success to reduce the habit of bedwetting, to make him more motivated.
3. Ask your child to change the sheets and clothes at night, when the child is able to do so or put a rubber mat covered with cloth on the bed, so that the children can learn to be responsible and reduce bad habits, bed wetting.
4. Also, make sure your child pees before bed. Encourage children to follow instructions from a doctor, such as relaxation exercises or bladder holding urine training or behavior modification exercises. If necessary, you can purchase an anti-bed-wetting alarm suitable for children five years of age and over. This alarm has a moisture sensor worn directly on underwear. At the first drop of liquid, a bell will wake your child. Gradually the child learns to wake up when they feel the urge to urinate.