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How should you decide to put nutritional bedwetting strategies to work?

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If you make the decision to have your child avoid certain foods in the evenings in an attempt to control your child’s bed-wetting problem, make sure the dietary changes don’t come across as punishment for bad behavior.

Many children who wet the bed, especially older kids, are embarrassed and ashamed by their nocturnal enuresis. And often, parents become increasingly frustrated and angry over the seemingly never-ending cleanup. This can cause anxiety in the children, which can be psychologically distressing and may make them even more likely to wet the bed.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: "Bedwetting," "Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Enuresis."

Familydoctor.org: "Enuresis (Bed-wetting)."

Howard Bennett, MD, author, Waking Up Dry: A Guide to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting.

Gregory Fritz, MD, professor, director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Brown Alpert Medical School.

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Parenting Corner Q&A: Bedwetting."

WebMD Medical Reference: “ .” Diet, Drugs, and Urinary Incontinence Symptoms

Johnson, M. , December 1998. Urologic Nursing

Egger, J. , May 1992. Clinical Pediatrics

University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital: "Bed-Wetting (Enuresis)."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: "Bedwetting," "Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Enuresis."

Familydoctor.org: "Enuresis (Bed-wetting)."

Howard Bennett, MD, author, Waking Up Dry: A Guide to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting.

Gregory Fritz, MD, professor, director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Brown Alpert Medical School.

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Parenting Corner Q&A: Bedwetting."

WebMD Medical Reference: “ .” Diet, Drugs, and Urinary Incontinence Symptoms

Johnson, M. , December 1998. Urologic Nursing

Egger, J. , May 1992. Clinical Pediatrics

University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital: "Bed-Wetting (Enuresis)."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

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