Use a firm mattress and avoid placing your baby on thick, fluffy padding that may interfere with breathing if your baby's face presses against it ||Your baby should have 4-6 wet diapers per day. This is a great way to monitor if they're getting enough milk ||Excessive warmth and overdressing are as harmful as cold weather. Temperature inside your home should not exceed 23 degrees ||It’s never too early to read for your child ||Always check the water temperature with your hand before bathing your baby. Be sure the room is comfortably warm, too ||Dealing with slow learners needs special guidance. Find some simple tips in our articles section. ||Colostrum is rich with all what baby needs for the first 2-3 days till the breast begins to produce milk ||Contact the doctor if your newborn isn't gaining weight, wets fewer than six diapers a day or shows little interest in feedings ||Exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months is the best prevention of food allergies ||Reflux is common in newborns. Most babies outgrow reflux between the time they are 1 and 2 years old ||
Help Children Overcome Bedwetting

 

Physicians rule out first medical causes, such as constipation or infection and they look more closely at the causes occurring next to psychological stress or trauma. If no medical or psychological causes for bedwetting can be found, the family can move on to ways to help the child stop bedwetting. Treatments include:

  • Bed/Personal Enuresis alarms ‐ These alarms work by waking the child when they start to wet during the night so they can empty their bladder in the toilet, ultimately sensitizing the child to respond quickly and appropriately to a full bladder during sleep. Urinary bed alarms are generally regarded as the most effective bedwetting treatment for the long term.
  • Rewards for Dry Nights. This can involve giving the child a small toy after a dry night or rewarding him with a trip to the park or someplace else he wants to go. Don’t punish him and try to understand this is not his fault.
  • Lifting. This strategy involves making sure your child goes to the bathroom right before his bedtime, and then waking him up after he has been asleep two or three hours and taking him to the toilet.
  • Fluid Restriction. Limiting fluids at night is widely suggested but can be difficult to do.
  • Waterproof Sheets Plastic sheets and disposable underwear can save sanity and mattresses. You can also layer a plastic sheet, regular sheet and a blanket; then repeat the process as a double bubble.
  • Medications:
  • Bladder Retraining and bladder relaxant medication ‐ Treatment to improve bladder overactivity requires bladder retraining in combination with a bladder relaxant medication. Bladder Retraining can involve increased fluid intake and toilet trips. This Helps relax the muscle around the bladder so it doesn’t contract and empty before it’s full.
  • Antidiuretic Medication ‐ this is a medication which, when taken at bedtime, results in decreased urine production during the night and reduces the risk of bedwetting.

 

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