Health Tip: Helping Kids Conquer Bedwetting04/11/13
(HealthDay News) -- When children are developmentally ready,
parents can take steps to help them stay dry through the night.
The U.S. Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
lists these suggestions for parents to help prevent bedwetting in
- Encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids during the day,
to avoid drinking too much at bedtime.
- Don't give your child caffeinated drinks such as soda or
- Let your child have one drink with dinner, but make that the
last drink before bed.
- Make sure your child goes to the bathroom right before
- Be supportive and don't scold your child if he or she wets the
- Offer plenty of praise when your child stays dry all
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