Bedwetting

Bedwetting is defined as the involuntary or unconscious passing of urine while sleeping by an individual who is considered old enough to have bladder control. Around 90% of children should have bladder control by the age of six .

Bed wetting can be an extremely humiliating experience for children and continuous bedwetting may have a negative effect on their confidence and emotions. Because the child will pass urine while sleeping without realising what he/she has done until he/she wakes up, the child will not understand how to correct the problem. Anger or punishment for the child is therefore not a suitable solution.

It is important for parents to handle the child with care and to comfort and reassure the child when the child wakes and has wet their bed. Medical causes of bedwetting include bladder abnormalities, bladder infections, hormonal imbalances and constipation.

Stress, conflict and emotional upsets or traumatic experiences may also trigger bedwetting in children. For children who are wetting their bed, substances that increase urine production (like caffeine), should be avoided at night. If your child wets their bed two or more nights a week and is over the age of six, or if your child's bedwetting is harming their self- confidence, then it is advisable to consult your healthcare practitioner.

Treatment

1- No drinks at night and the bladder to be emptied at bed time.

2- During the day all caffeine drinks should be avoided - tea and cola etc.

3- Age 3-15 ; give 3-15 drops of  Thuja tincture

4 - Tincture of horsetail is traditionally used to help to strengthen the bladder and improve the elasticity of the bladder itself due to its high silica content.