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Home Remedies for Bed Wetting

Bed-wetting or nocturnal enuresis refers to the involuntary urination during sleep. when a kid pees at night during sleep is known as Bedwetting.

It's a common problem in kids, especially those under 6 years old. For infants and young children, urination is involuntary. Wetting is normal for them. Most children achieve some degree of bladder control by 4 years of age. Daytime control is usually achieved first, while nighttime control comes later.

If bed-wetting continues, treat the problem with patience and understanding. Lifestyle changes, bladder training, moisture alarms and sometimes medication may help reduce bed-wetting.

Common Signs and Symptoms

Most kids who moist their beds at the age of 5. They don't have any symptoms other than wetting the bed at night.

Others symptoms might suggest psychological causes or problems with the nervous system or kidneys:

  •   Frequency, urgency, or burning on urination
  •   Snores at night
  •   Constipation
  •   Complains of a burning sensation or pain when peeing
  •   Straining, dribbling, or other unusual symptoms with urination
  •   Cloudy or pinkish urine, or blood stains on underpants or pajamas
  •   Is 7 years of age or older and still wetting the bed

Useful Home Remedies

Cinnamon:

Cinnamon has antioxidant properties and also keeps away diabetes (10). So, if the bedwetting is caused due to a bacterial infection or diabetes, a dose of cinnamon every day might help.

How to used it:
  1.   Give the child a piece of cinnamon to chew, every day.
  2.   You could also use cinnamon powder as topping on milk, desserts, or bread.

Walnuts and raisins

Walnuts and raisins might help in reducing the symptoms of bedwetting. Give the child a light snack of three almonds and two raisins before he goes to bed. Repeat this every day for a few months until there is significant progress, and the dry spells are longer.

Apple cider vinegar

It is believed that apple cider vinegar can also help in bedwetting. It is said to reduce the acidic levels in the tummy, which could irritate the bowel and lead to bedwetting.

How to used it:
  1.   Apple cider vinegar is acidic, so dilute two tablespoons of it with a glass of water.
  2.   You can add honey to make it less bitter.
  3.   Give this to the child once or twice a day, preferably with a meal.

Indian gooseberry

Indian gooseberries are an effective Ayurvedic remedy that you can try to prevent bedwetting.

How to used it:
  1.   De-seed the gooseberries and chop them into small pieces.
  2.   Ground the chopped gooseberries and add honey to the mixture.
  3.   Add a little bit of turmeric and mix it well.
  4.   Give one spoon of this once every morning.

Honey

Giving one small teaspoon of honey for a younger child and one tablespoon for a teen could help reduce the bedwetting.

Mustard seeds

Mustard seeds are recommended to help children with a urinary tract infection (UTI), which can cause bedwetting in young children.

How to used it:
  1.   In half a cup of milk, add half a teaspoon of dry mustard powder (fine).
  2.   Give it to the child to drink an hour before bed every day.
  3.   Most growing kids are embarrassed due to bedwetting and need all the support they can get. Yes, it can be painfully frustrating to have to wash soiled clothes and bed linen regularly. But the good thing is that this problem can be handled with the help of medical treatment, and the remedies we discussed above may help too.