Diet for Bedwetting

Diet for Bedwetting

Several recent reports claim that there is a correlation between bed-wetting and a diet. Health experts also admit that there are certain food items, which can help to strengthen the bladder. Therefore, eating higher amounts of such bladder strengthening food can help reduce the problem of bed-wetting. Moreover, by treating digestive problems, like constipation, through a high-fiber diet, you could also eliminate the problem of nocturnal enuresis in most children. Given below are a few dietary suggestions that you can incorporate in your child’s diet:

  • Increase the amount of fibrous food consumed, like fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and cereals, as they flush out the harmful toxins from the body
  • Include higher amounts of milk, sesame, bananas and almonds in the child’s diet, as they help to stop bed-wetting
  • Restrict the consumption of meat, sweets, foods with artificial additives, processed food, junk foods, soy and eggs
  • Strictly avoid colas, sodas and fruit juice as they can worsen the problem.

Following a healthy diet, high in fresh fruits and vegetables is good for all children in general, as it improves their resistance, overall health and well-being. Such foods also provide adequate nutrition for the different organs and systems in the body to develop. Therefore, following a diet that is high in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients can have a beneficial effect on the child’s overall health.

However it is important to understand that a role of a diet in bed-wetting is still being determined. Due to limited research, it is not possible to make claims either way.


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.

In case your child has an accident after being dry for days, don’t give up. Instead, continue your efforts as normal, treating the accident as a one-off problem.

Let your child feel more in-control of the situation, by helping you to change the bed covers, rinsing them and placing them in a laundry bag. Do not forget to praise your child for all the help.

In case your child suffers from any health problem and is on medication for that, it may be best to check if the medication could be responsible, by speaking to a doctor about it.

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