A bedwetting talk may help your child

Should you have a bedwetting talk with your child? If you wet the bed yourself, you may be asking yourself whether or not it would be a good idea to tell them of your own experiences.

The answer is – yes, it will probably help a lot.

Since bedwetting isn’t something people generally tell each other, your child probably feels very alone when it comes to wetting the bed.  Having a talk about bedwetting may be of some comfort.  Ideally, the family member who actually wet the bed as a child would feel comfortable telling your son or daughter about their experiences with bedwetting growing up.  Telling your daughter, “Uncle Larry wet the bed,” may sound like you are telling on your brother Larry.  That is definitely not the intent of letting them know wetting the bed runs in your family.

Little talks make a huge difference

If the child’s dad wet the bed when he was younger, then have him talk to your child.  It seems like a small thing, but it can make a huge difference.  Also, when having a bedwetting talk with a younger child, telling them you wet the bed until you were 12 or 15 might scare them to death, especially if they are only 6 or 7!  That’s double how long they have been alive! You can tell them what age you outgrew your bedwetting to help show them you wet the bed as well, and you were older than them, but reassure them that you are going to help them beat the bedwetting blues faster than you could.

Talking with your child about your own bedwetting is a hard thing to do sometimes, but with understanding and straight-talk between you and your child, it can really help and let them know they aren’t the only ones, it can get passed down like eye color and shape of their nose.