The Bed Wetter's News Letter is a monthly news letter discussing all the truths and myths about bedwetting and ways that it can be managed. Check out pass issue below by clicking on individual newsletter. (Click on May 2012 PDF to view as PDF)
There are many myths about bedwetting and we thought we should dispel them.
Myth #1: Bed wetters are too lazyto control their urination.
This assumption is not only inaccurate, but also destructive because it only makes the child feel bad about himself. The truth is: bed wetters have no control over their condition.
Myth #3: Wearing diapers at night will slow down the process of getting rid of bed wetting.
Experts say that using diapers does not prevent a child from outgrowing enuresis on his own. In fact, diapers offer benefits. For the bed wetters, diapers prevent them from getting wet and cold when they wake up. They allow for a more restful sleep. Diapers spare the burden of changing the bed covers or washing the mattresses frequently.
Myth #4: Fluid intake before bed time causes enuresis.
Restricting the amount of fluid intake before your child goes to sleep can lessen the volume of urine released during nighttime. However, drinking liquids before bedtime does not cause the child to wet his bed.
There are a lot more myths but these are some of the most untrue and most hurtful.
Myth #2:Children who wet their bed have emotional or mental problems.
This misconception may have stemmed from the fact that autistic children sometimes wet their bed. That is not the case in most bed wetters. Although enuresis results in psychological problems such as low self-esteem, these problems do not cause children to wet their bed. But stress and other emotional issues such as divorce of parents or death of a loved one can trigger enuresis in children who previously have had dry nights.
For instance: Can your current diaper put with the abuse that Rudy and Spencer are demonstrating?
The Best Diaper:
With hundreds of thousands of older kids needing diapers due to wetting challenges, there is always room to look at the current solutions and wonder if there are better ones.
A good diaper for older kids needs to withstand the typical activities of an active kid. It does not matter if he needs good protection against wetting at night or just in the day or both day and night. You can’t have fun if you are worrying about if your diaper will be in one piece after rough housing or if it will be in torn and in pieces.
What is important for the older kid is that the diaper provides him confidence that it will work… But which is better for him? The white or the Star or is there something else?