Dealing with bedwetting can be a sensitive topic, but there are some great resources out there to help both children and parents.
“The Princess and the Potty” by Wendy Cheyette Lewison is a cute and relatable story.
“Dry All Night: The Picture Book Technique That Stops Bedwetting” by Alison Mack.
“Time to Pee!” by Mo Willems. A fun and interactive book that helps young children understand the importance of using the potty.
“It’s Potty Time” by Tracey Corderoy. A cheerful and encouraging book that introduces the concept of potty training.
“Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet” by Jane Whelen Banks. While not specifically about bedwetting, this book addresses bathroom habits and can be helpful for kids making the transition.
“The Potty Book for Boys” and “The Potty Book for Girls” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. These books follow a child’s journey to using the potty and can be a positive and relatable resource.
“Dry Days, Wet Nights” by Renee Mercer. This is a children’s book that explains bedwetting in a child-friendly way and provides tips for managing it.
“Everyone Poops” by Taro Gomi. While not specifically about bedwetting, this classic book humorously explores the topic of bodily functions and can help normalise the experience for kids.
These books cover a range of ages and approaches, so you can choose the ones that best fit your child’s needs.
“Seven Steps to Nighttime Dryness: A Practical Guide for Parents of Children with Bedwetting” by Renee Mercer offers practical advice and strategies.
“The Complete Bedwetting Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s Bedwetting” by Dr. Howard J. Bennett is also a comprehensive guide.
“The Complete Guide to Bedwetting: Causes, Cures, and Coping Tips” by Rekha Mankad. A comprehensive guide that covers various aspects of bedwetting and provides practical tips for parents.
“Waking Up Dry: A Guide to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting” by Howard J. Bennett. Dr. Bennett, a paediatrician, offers practical advice and strategies for parents to help their children overcome bedwetting.
“Solving Children’s Sleep Problems” by Richard Ferber. While not solely focused on bedwetting, this book addresses various sleep-related issues in children, including bedwetting, and provides solutions.
“The Everything Guide to Potty Training: A Practical Guide to Getting Your Child Potty Trained in No Time” by Linda Sonna. Although centred around potty training, this book may offer insights and tips that could be helpful for parents dealing with bedwetting.
“The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night” by Elizabeth Pantley. While not specifically about bedwetting, Pantley’s approach emphasises gentle methods to improve sleep, which might be helpful for parents dealing with sleep-related issues like bedwetting.
Remember, it’s important to consult with healthcare professionals for personalised advice, but these resources can offer additional support and insights
Remember, patience and understanding are key for both sides! It’s a marathon not a sprint and be mindful of nurturing not damaging your child’s self esteem though the process.
There are several reputable websites that provide valuable information and support for parents dealing with bedwetting.
Here are a few:
National Kidney Foundation – “Bedwetting in Children and Teens”
Website: National Kidney Foundation
Mayo Clinic – “Bed-wetting”
Website: Mayo Clinic
ERIC – The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – “Bedwetting”
KidsHealth – “Bedwetting”
NHS – “Bedwetting”
These websites offer a combination of educational resources, expert advice, and practical tips for managing bedwetting. Remember, it’s always a good idea to consult with healthcare professionals for personalised guidance based on your child’s specific situation.