Home remedies to control bedwetting in children
Despite the many causes of bedwetting in children, which we discussed before, this problem can be treated with a few changes in the bedtime routine. But in other cases, it may need medical intervention.
The pediatrician is the best person to decide the course of treatment. However, it is important to know the treatment options available
Bedwetting treatment can be categorized into two parts, behavioral and pharmacological. Usually, combination therapy is recommended based on the underlying cause of bedwetting in your child. Your pediatrician will tell you more about the treatment needed.
Your child can be helped to cure the problem with some home remedies.. Here are some herbal home remedies and exercises that you can try.
Massaging the lower abdomen with olive oil may strengthen the pelvic muscles that lead to bedwetting.
Heat the olive oil a little.
Massage the lower abdomen with warm oil
Repeat the massage every day for best results.
2. Bladder exercises
Certain exercises may help strengthen and stretch the urinary tract muscles to prevent bladder spasms.
Holding urine for 10-20 minutes (with the urge to urinate) may help expand the bladder and improve control, but make sure the child does not do this to delay urination.
Another Kegel exercise is to hold a small ball and squeeze it between the thighs (above the knees) to strengthen the pelvic muscles.
Try these exercises at least twice a day to strengthen your pelvic muscles and improve bladder control.
Cinnamon has antioxidant properties and reduces diabetes. Therefore, if bedwetting is due to a bacterial infection or diabetes, a dose of cinnamon every day may help reduce the problem.
You can add cinnamon powder to milk, desserts, or bread.
4. Cranberry juice
Cranberries may be beneficial for treating urinary tract infections, but more studies are needed to prove this. However, try giving cranberry juice to your child if the bedwetting is caused by urinary tract infections.
5. Almonds and raisins
Walnuts and raisins may help reduce bed-wetting symptoms. Give the child a snack of three almonds and two raisins before he sleeps. Repeat this every day for a few months until the baby's body responds.
6. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is also believed to help control bedwetting. It is said to reduce acidity levels in the abdomen, which can irritate the intestines and lead to bedwetting.
Apple cider vinegar is acidic, so dilute it by adding two tablespoons of it to a glass of water.
You can add honey to improve its taste.
Give this to the child once or twice a day, preferably with a meal.