Waking up in the middle of the night to change soaking sheets and a smelly mattress, bathe a sleepy child, and put them into a new bed (sometimes your own) is something many parents have experienced at least once. If your child is a chronic bed wetter, you may be looking for solutions ways to make it easier, at your wits end for what to do.
The day time fatigue that’s a result of the night time activities takes its toll on both you as the parent and your child – and could even be the reason they sleep so heavily during the night, which leads to more bed wetting, as they’re too as they’re too asleep to get up and go to the bathroom. Something humans need as desperately as air and food and water is sleep, and it’s hard on our bodies and emotions as well as our kids’ to have night time awakenings, which is why a good mattress is so important for your health. However, bed wetting has nothing to do with your mattress and is an uncontrolled event. Here are some ways to make it easier:
Get a mattress protector that works. Waterproof, 100% waterproof, but still comfortable and soft enough that a child can lie on it. The Mattress Warehouse’s mattress protectors are exactly that. Totally noise free, without a plastic crinkly sound, and also totally breathable, so that your child doesn’t sweat at night either. A mattress protector can be used under a sheet which the child removes straight after waking up, and then have another sheet and protector underneath for the rest of the night and the next night, as it will keep everything completely dry and reusable. Also remember that for many mattress manufacturers, having a stain on your mattress will void your warranty, so for that reason alone having a good mattress protector is worth it.
Remember that your child isn’t alone. There are millions of children worldwide who are bedwetters. It’s not something that’s discussed, and when it is, it’s with shame, but nocturnal incontinence is actually a very common problem, and experts agree that shaming a child who is bed-wetting will only make it worse. Rather discuss it as a natural problem to be resolved. Children naturally tend to put off going to the bathroom as long as possible while playing games or focusing on something else, going to bed at night with half full bladders or intestines. Then, at night, when they have less control, their bodies finally relieve themselves. Often if children don’t pass a stool during the day, this mass will press against their bladders and force urine out. To stop bed wetting, take them to the bathroom as often as possible during the day, and make it a fun activity.
Make things easier on yourself by getting something that’s easy to change and wash on their beds, and that will absorb all liquid thrown at it, keeping the bed clean and dry without extra effort. The Mattress Warehouse’s 100% cotton waterproof mattress protectors come in both a towelled soft upper fabric and a quilted one, are light and soft, and protect your child’s entire bed, including spilled hot chocolate in bed or the like. Order today on 0861 007 000 or simply buy online at our store.