Below we will discuss some of the evening and bedtime foods our children may enjoy which have been found to actually contribute to the bed-wetting issue, and we will offer replacement snack suggestions which have the potential to help with the problem immensely.
As parents one of the most frustrating issues we encounter is bed-wetting problems with our children. You may have taken your child to their pediatrician and been offered a variety of suggestions and remedies, and perhaps things even began to show improvement; you cut back or eliminated water before bed, you are supportive and gentle when an accident occurs, and you don't berate the child whatsoever, but this issue is while there is some improvement it is simply not that significant.
Bolton Furniture, makers of excellent youth bedroom furniture including loft beds, storage beds, bunk beds with or without stairs, and other kids furniture want to help you with this issue. Not only can the problem damage the child's self-esteem, but it can end up really costing when it comes to furniture replacement. Below we will discuss some of the evening and bedtime foods our children may enjoy which have been found to actually contribute to the bed-wetting issue, and we will offer replacement snack suggestions which have the potential to help with the problem immensely.
Evening and pre-bedtime snacks which may contribute to bed-wetting
The following snack choices, while offering no specific proof of actually aggravating your child's bed wetting episodes, have shown through research to definitely not help the problem by any means. The following suggestions are recommended suggestions which will allow you to begin working with the issue through your child's intake.
- Begin to limit any water or liquid intake approximately 6 hours prior to the child turning in, and cut off liquid entirely one to two hours before bed. Also make sure they use the restroom before going in for the night.
- Orange juice and the abundance of acid it contains tends to stimulate the need for urination. Avoid this beverage during later times of the day, or in large or frequent amounts.
- Spicy food, even mildly spicy, can have a fairly adverse effect on your child's ability to feel the urge to urinate. Make sure to limit these foods for younger children, particularly during the later hours in the day. If the child suffering with bed wetting is a bit older you should still monitor and control spicy foods for them until you either recognize a direct correlation between the spicier foods and the wetting issue.
Because everyone is different in the way their bodies metabolize, function, and respond to the things we eat and drink it is difficult for physicians to pinpoint specific foods. If your child has an ongoing issue with bed wetting begin to pay particular attention to what they are eating and when. Below are a list of healthy snacks which do not seem to aggravate or worsen the wetting episodes; these will be helpful in your quest to solve this problem:
- Foods low in carbohydrates: examples include boiled eggs or a cubes of cold cuts.
- Replace dairy drinks with cubes of cheese or a child size yogurt.
Continue to limit water and other liquids and experiment with a variety of foods to see which ones have a negative effect on the issue at hand. For the parent, dealing with bed wetting is trial and error, but with research and by taking the advice of the professionals you will have the problem solved in no time.