Tuesday, July 3, 2007

BedWetting (Part 2)

Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis is a pretty common occurence for kids 6 years and below. Most children will eventually grow out of it so it's not something that should bother any parent too much. However, it could be stressful to both parents and kids.

Although my daughter does not seem to feel any embarassment everytime she bedwets, she still does not want it to happen since she has to wash and change her clothes after getting herself wet. Personally, I don't worry too much about her bedwetting, it's the need to change the sheets as well as wash the soiled bed linens that I don't like.

Bedwetting is hereditary. It's more likely that a child will bedwet if a parent or both parents wet their beds when they were still kids. In my daughter's case, I think she got it from my side.

I remembered when I was about 7 or 8 years old, I woke up from a deep sleep with a wet bed. If my memory serves me right, I got up from my bed, covered the wet spot with a blanket, changed my clothes and went back to sleep.

My Aunt had her own story to tell. She laughingly recounted her experience when she was already in her teens. She remembered dreaming about going to the toilet with a need to urinate. "It just kept going on and on and on without giving me any satisfaction until I finally did it and felt relieved," she said. She woke up soaked but just laughed off the incident.

4 comments:

douten said...

I'm a little recessive when talking about this topic. I myself am a bed wetter, until close to my teens. I'm not sure when I stopped but it was around twelve I think. One solution my parent found much later, was getting diapers >.> quite embarrassing. I do remember most of my early year when I wet my bed I just sleep it off until the morning, not noticing. Which kind of leaves me wonder why I didn't get sick.. I suppose the urine was warm? But it was a hassle for my parent I would imagine, washing the blanket and sheets, since we have only a few.

eagerblogger said...

There's really nothing wrong with you if you're a bedwetter, unless it's cause by an illness. It's nothing to be ashamed of but other people just don't understand that. They make fun of bedwetters as if it's something hilarious. It's not really something you want to happen. It just happens.

FOOTPRINTS (aka ourfootprints aka Annita) said...

The right post in the right timing ^-^

Emily just 'wet' her bed again last night. I was surprised to know that bedwetting could be hereditary. May be not from my side but perhaps from my husband side (so now I need to ask my in laws) ..

Yes I agree w/ you. "It just happens." It's sometimes beyond their control ^-^

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