Bed wetting

Bed wetting, also known as nocturnal enuresis and nighttime incontinence, is a condition when a person unintentionally urinates while sleeping. Bed wetting is very common problem among infants and small children between the ages of 3-5 years. However, it can affect people of any age. Almost all children have wet their beds while sleeping at some time or the other. However, when this becomes a habit, or a regular feature, it can cause a lot of embarrassment to the child.  As embarrassing as this problem can be for a child, it is the parents that go through the stress, hassle and inconvenience of changing the child’s bed sheets and nikres, usually in the middle of the night.


Children have an immature nervous system. It does not alert them when their bladder is full. At times, your child’s bladder may be a bit smaller, as compared to others. Alternately, the bladder may not have developed sufficiently to hold the urine that is produced during the course of the night. Other Medical conditions include:
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Lower level of the anti-diuretic hormone (ADH)
  • Constipation
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Diabetes
  • Stress or other emotional disorders
  • Anemia
  • Deep sleeping
  • Epilepsy
  • Using Diuretics
You can help your child stop wetting the bed with some easy and simple home remedies. Because home remedies are all natural, you don't have to worry about harmful side effects. Your child will overcome his struggles in this area. Here are 14 best home remedies for bed wetting.


1.Whole Red Lentil

Soak 1 kg Whole Red Lentil in water overnight next day after straining roast on a medium heat till fully cooked. You can also deep fry Whole Red Lentil and sprinkle Salt and Black pepper powder. It is given to the child for many times a day. Many children will enjoy this as a tasty, salty and spicy snack. This is a highly beneficial and trial treatment of bed wetting.

2.Black Sesame seeds, Jaggery, White Sesame seeds

Make a mixture of Jaggery, roasted White Sesame seeds and roasted Black Sesame seeds in equal quantities. Give 1 teaspoon of this mixture to the child with a cupful of milk in the morning. Continue this for 1-2 months. This should preferably be given in the winter or cold weather as it has a heating effect on the body. This is a highly beneficial and trial treatise to cure bed wetting.

3.Sweet Balls 

Sweet balls can also be prepared with black and white Sesame seeds and Jaggery and taken every day along with a glass of lukewarm milk on an empty stomach or before go to bed acts excellently in reducing passage of urine while sleeping.

4.Millet and Rice Porridge

Give your child Millet and Rice porridge (Khichari) this is highly beneficial in treatment of bed wetting and it provides immediate relief.

5.Banana, Emblica gooseberry, Sugar candy

Make a paste of one ripe Banana and pulp of one Emblica gooseberry and Sugar candy or Honey to taste.

7.Fennel seeds, Sugar Candy

Simmer on medium heat 1 tsp Fennel seeds in ½ cup of water for 10 minutes then add a glass of milk and Sugar Candy to taste and again simmer for 5-10 minutes strain and give your daily anytime until required results. This is a highly beneficial and trial prescription for bed wetting.

8. Emblica gooseberry, Honey

Make a paste of Emblica gooseberry powder and Honey. Give it to your child two times a day. Indian gooseberry is used in the treatment of bed wetting. It will be quite beneficial.

9.Walnuts, Raisins

Give your child two Walnuts and 7-9 of Raisins before going to bed. Repeat this remedy for a few months until you see positive results. Walnuts and raisins can also be used to reduce the frequency of bed wetting. Many children will enjoy this as a tasty snack.

10.Mustard seed, Milk

Stir well ½ teaspoon of dry Mustard seed powder in a cup of hot milk. Give this drink to your child at night one hour before going to bed. Mustard seeds can be of great help to those suffering from the problem of bed wetting.

11. Cinnamon, Honey, Buttered Toast

Combine Honey and Cinnamon powder and then spread it on a buttered toast. Give this toast to your child for breakfast or before going to sleep. Cinnamon powder is one of the simplest home remedies for your child to stop bed wetting. Honey is a wonderful source of natural sugar that can be used to treat bed wetting. Many children like the sweet taste of honey, making this an easy remedy to try.

12.Wood Apple, Basil, Cluster Fig Tree flower, Honey

Make a paste of 5 leaves of Wood Apple tree, 5 Basil leaves and ½ tea spoon seed of Cluster Fig Tree/Indian Fig Tree flower with ½ teaspoon honey and take result within 7 days. This is a highly beneficial and trial treatise to stop bed wetting.

13. Orange Blossom Honey

Give your child one tablespoon of Orange blossom honey every night before they go to bed after a while they will stop wetting the bed. This works very quickly in the treatment of bed wetting. Honey is the only natural food that will keep forever, and has a lot of health benefits.

14. Fresh Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice is good for the kidneys, bladder, and urinary tract. Giving your child fresh cranberry juice before bedtime is a popular bed wetting remedy. The juice will help your child control his muscles and wet the bed less at night, or hopefully not at all. The typical amount that's recommended is eight ounces, and you should encourage him to drink it before going to bed. Repeat this process daily for a few months.

15.Herbal Tea 

An herbal tea made of Lemon Balm, Horsetail, Zea Mays, Bearberry, Parsley and Corn silk, can be used to treat bed wetting in small children. These herbs can help alleviate stress and anxiety in children Give your child half a cup of any one herbal tea two times in a day and one cup about one hour before going to bed for one week.


    In case it is determined that your child is not wetting the bed because of any medical problems, you may be advised to first incorporate a few simple changes or use home remedies to deal with the problem. Some of the most widely recommended lifestyle habits and home remedies for bed wetting include:
    • Do not scold or humiliate your child for bed wetting. Instead, lovingly guide the child to overcome this problem. Reassure your child that it is not a big problem and can be solved. Do not disclose the child’s problem to relatives and friends or to the child’s siblings.
    • As a parent or a caregiver, it is important for you to understand the effect bed wetting can have on your child. This is an involuntary act, one he or she has no control over and therefore, punishing your child may not be the right thing to do.
    • The first step you need to take in addressing the problem is talking to your child about any fears and anxieties faced. There are many children who have stopped bed wetting upon receiving a little extra attention from their parents. Alleviating any fears or stress that they child may have, by talking to them.
    • Restricting the intake of liquids, especially after a particular time in the evening. Having around 8 ounces of liquid to drink (about .25 liter) in the evening is generally enough. However, don't limit fluids if your child is participating in sports practice or games in the evenings.
    • Ensuring that the child stays away from foods or beverages that contain even the smallest amount alcohol or caffeine. Caffeine may increase the need to urinate, so don't give your child drinks, such as cola, or snacks that have caffeine, such as chocolate, in the evening.
    • Parents should help the child develop the habit of passing urine before going to bed. Encouraging the child to urinate at the start of the bedtime routine and then, once again, just before actually going to bed in a daily basis.
    • There have been many cases of children, who refuse to go to the bathroom at night, mainly because they are scared to walk out of their rooms in the dark. Such children tend to wet their beds after a while, as they cannot control their bladders all night long. In order to avoid this, parents are advised to remind your child that it's OK to use the toilet during the night if needed. Use small night lights, so your child can easily find the way between the bedroom and bathroom.
    • If constipation is a problem for your child, treat the condition, either through a diet, or through traditional medication
    • During the day and evening, suggest that your child urinate once every two hours, or at least enough to avoid a feeling of urgency.

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