It’s in the genes
Research shows that about 50% of the time, bedwetting is inherited. If you struggled with this problem as a child, communicate this to your kids and let them know they’re not alone and that it’s nothing to be embarrassed about.
Brain and bladder
The brain and the bladder learn to communicate with each other. The bladder tells the brain it’s full and the brain tells you to get up to go to the toilet. This communication may develop slower in some kids and is called delayed bladder maturation.
Some children are deep sleepers, for example loud noises don’t wake them up during the night and they are groggy in the morning. If they are in such a deep sleep, the brain may struggle to pick up the signal that the bladder is full.
Our bodies produce an antidiuretic hormone that reduces the amount of urine one produces at night. Some children are at a stage where they produce too little of this hormone, and so wet the bed.
Bedwetting may be caused by a disruption in routine – your child’s stress levels or illness may cause an onset of bedwetting, as could a new sibling or starting a new school.
The quick solution for bedwetting
DryNites® Pyjama Pants are disposable, absorbent pants, which absorb night-time accidents, should they occur. They have been designed with your child in mind and are the ideal bedwetting management product for a number of reasons:
- DryNites® Pyjama Pants provide an extra level of confidence to your child at night and reduce bedtime stress.
- DryNites® Pyjama Pants look and feel like real underwear and can be hidden under pyjamas or a nighty.
- DryNites® Pyjama Pants product designs have been made with boys and girls in mind.
- DryNites® Pyjama Pants allows your child to go to a friend or family members house for a sleepover or on a camping trip with confidence.
- Waterproof mattress protectors and sheets can be uncomfortable and indiscreet. DryNites® Pyjama Pants allow your child to sleep on their usual sheets.
- Both you and your child will enjoy a much better night’s sleep.
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Xanet is an award-winning journalist and Living and Loving’s digital editor. She has won numerous awards for her health and wellness articles and was a finalist for the Discovery Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011 for the Discovery Best Health Consumer Reporting and Feature Writing category. She is responsible for our online presence across social media channels and makes sure our moms have fresh and interesting articles to read every day. Learn more about Xanet Scheepers.