Mother & Baby (Australia) - - The Buzz -

If your lit­tle one is hav­ing trou­ble stay­ing dry at nights, he is not alone. The Con­ti­nence Foun­da­tion of Aus­tralia re­ports that one in five chil­dren wet the bed. Most chil­dren grow out of it by the age of five, but some will con­tinue hav­ing night-time ac­ci­dents well into their teens, which can take an emo­tional and psy­cho­log­i­cal toll on both the child and fam­ily. To help your child through this time, psy­chol­o­gist Leanne Hall says to:

1 Re­as­sure your child that it’s com­pletely nor­mal, stay calm and praise your child when he has a dry night.

2 Give your child less flu­ids at night, where pos­si­ble, and ex­plain that you’re do­ing this to help them.

3 Have your child go to the toi­let right be­fore bed.

4 Leave a soft light on at night so it feels ‘safe’ to go to the toi­let.

5 Use overnight pants with high ab­sorp­tion, such as BabyLove Sleep­yNights Pants (2-4 years, pack of 12), $11.

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