Dorina 17/03/2023 - 09:00
Let’s start the bedwetting conversation
Bedwetting is such an important topic and is surprisingly common among older children. However, parents are often afraid to talk about it due to a fear of judgment. Research has shown that almost half of all parents with children from 5 to 7 years old who still wet the bed, feel helpless.
We think this needs to change!
Our starter kits are on their way and in the meantime, let’s begin a discussion around the struggles you’ve faced because of bedwetting. Remember, this is a safe space and we’re here to support and encourage one another. If you’ve found anything that works for you and your child, share your tips and info in the comment section to see if the same thing could help other parents.
Why does bedwetting occur? 🤔
Bedwetting can be a challenging for children and parents and the reasons behind it are likely to vary from child to child. One thing that always remains the same though is that bedwetting is no one’s fault (and if you need to, you should remind yourself and your child about that on a regular basis).
There are many reasons for bedwetting, from a child's bladder capacity to hold wee produced overnight, to psychological triggers like stress or a major life event. There are a few potential underlying health matters that can lead your little one to wet the bed, e.g. constipation.*
How to manage bedwetting
There are several solutions that exist to help you to manage bedwetting and make you and your child more confident. Consider trying some of these practical tips:
- Get to know your child’s toilet habits – you may spot a pattern.
- Make sure your child gets plenty of liquid during the day and if possible consider limiting large amounts of fluids before bed.
- Remind your child to use the toilet 20 minutes before bed and again just before they lie down for sleep.
- Constipation can be an underlying cause of bedwetting, so ensure your child eats plenty of fibre as well as fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Be supportive: Reassure your child and help them on the path to working through it. Don’t punish or blame them for bedwetting, try to stay positive and encouraging.
How to ensure your little one sleeps easy 💤
If your little one feels embarrassed about bedwetting, then Ninjamas Pyjama Pants may be just the thing to ease anxiety and ensure your child wakes feeling confident and well rested. Ninjamas keep skin (and bedding) dry and comfortable all night long. What’s more, the cool designs, the choice of colours and the Quietcloth material mean they don’t look, feel or sound like nappies. So, your kid can feel confident wearing them.
Let your friends try Ninjamas too! 🐱👤
Get chatting to friends about bedwetting and if they’re interested in the topic share your product leaflets with them. Let them know it contains a QR code so they can request a Ninjamas coupon for FREE or simply share the coupon portal link with them too.
If you think this project would be valuable for your parent friends, then share this project blog with them too! They’ll be able to read the comments and, if they sign up to the Squad, can comment with their experiences too.
@all: What solutions have you tried to help your little one deal with bedwetting and is there anything you’d recommend to others?
*If you’re concerned about your child’s bedwetting or bedwetting has started suddenly after 6 months or more of dry nights then consider visiting your health practitioner.