Today, we will talk about Ayurvedic treatment for bedwetting in children. This is a rather common problem among young children. From the fear of embarrassment, children often end up having to miss their best friend’s sleep over birthday party, or that special school trip to the countryside. It can be quite disheartening for a child to go through this, but there are solutions!
Understanding Bedwetting in Children
Nocturnal enuresis, known as bedwetting, is the unconscious act of urinating while asleep. It is completely normal among children up to the age of six, after which you must use remedies or consult a professional. At first when you find your child wetting their bed, you are likely to wonder what is causing it.
Some common factors that lead to it are:
- Improper bowel movements that result in thread worms
- Improper sleeping schedule due to which the child cannot wake up to urinate
- If your child drinks a lot of fluids hours before sleeping
- If your child eats excess sweets
- If your child often has nightmares
- Slow maturation of your child’s bladder
- Genes – if you or your partner faced the same issue
- If your child feels stressed, afraid or anxious
Before proceeding with the treatment, you must identify the root cause of your child’s bedwetting – especially whether it is physical or psychological.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Bedwetting in Children
Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Bedwetting
- Make a warming milk drink. Mix jaggery, black sesame seeds and celery seeds in a cup of milk. Let your child drink it each morning. This is effective during the winter.
- Prepare a powder with a pinch of turmeric, 2 pinches of Amla (Indian gooseberry) and a bit of honey for taste. Feed this to your child twice a day.
- Take the fresh juice of Bimbi (coccine fruit) roots. Mix 2-3 ml of it with 3-4 ml of honey and give this once a day.
Fixing the Bowel Movement
Threadworms as a result of improper bowel movements quite often lead to bedwetting. Consult an Ayurvedic expert who will analyse your child’s constitution and then recommend the most suitable herbs to treat it. Some herbs are Hareetaki, Guggulu, Khadira, Triphala choorna, Shati, Haridra, and Chandraprabha vati.
In case the cause of your child’s bedwetting is psychological, the Ayurvedic expert will recommend diet, Ayurvedic medicines, yoga and meditation routines as well as lifestyle changes to eliminate the cause. While your child embarks on the course of the treatment, you can provide emotional support and encouragement.
- Ensure that your child avoids food that creates constipation. Use less spices and more fresh, organic ingredients.
- Help your child develop a sound sleep cycle so that they can wake up whenever they feel the urge to urinate.
- Limit the consumption of fluids during the evening.
- Make your child develop the habit of visiting the toilet before going to bed.
- Create a more relaxing environment for your child at home. Identify your child’s sources of stress, have open conversations about them and work towards resolving the problems. You can help your child grow mentally and emotionally stronger with yoga and meditation.
It is important to tell your child that there is nothing to feel guilty or ashamed about. Encourage them to have faith in the Ayurvedic treatment for bedwetting in children. We would also like to recommend seeing an Ayurvedic expert before starting off with the home remedies, so that you can have a better understanding of your child’s constitution.