It isn’t uncommon for young children to wet the bed occasionally (or even fairly often). The problem is that they have small bladders, and many of them either sleep so soundly their bodies don’t wake them when nature calls, or they wait until it is too late to make a trip to the potty. While many children outgrow this, there are some natural remedies that can be utilized to reduce and prevent these bedwetting occurrences.
Also known as amla, this herb can help with various aspects of bedwetting. For the easiest remedy for a young child, combine some Indian gooseberry powder, ground cumin seeds, and some honey for your child to eat twice per day. An alternative method includes giving your child a teaspoon of Indian gooseberry pulp combined with a pinch of black pepper powder right before bed.
Cinnamon powder is extremely effective in preventing bedwetting. You can have your child chew on a small piece of cinnamon bark one time each day, or give your child some toast topped with butter, honey, and cinnamon.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can help regulate acid levels in the stomach and will regulate the need to pee. Stir in two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and give to your child two times per day, preferably with breakfast and dinner.
Olive oil is especially effective for chronic bedwetting. Heat a small amount of olive oil to a comfortably warm temperature then rub on your child’s lower stomach; massage the oil into the area for several minutes. Repeat this method regularly every night for results.
Cranberry juice is great for keep the urinary tract, bladder, and kidneys healthy. Try having your child drink one cup of cranberry juice every day, preferably at least one hour before bed.
Although most children don’t necessarily crave herbal tea, it is very effective in treating bedwetting plus, since it is herbal, there is no caffeine, so there is no concern for potential side effects concerning that. You can make a great herbal tea by mixing a small amount of some horsetail, bearberry, and oak bark into a pan of boiling water. Remove the mixture from the heat, but keep the pan covered, and let sit for 2-3 hours. Pour your child 1 cup of this (strained) tea up to two times per day, but make sure the last cup is well before bed.
Most children will enjoy this remedy since honey is so sweet. Just have your child eat one teaspoon of honey right before bed and/or mix in some into your child’s cereal in the morning to reduce bedwetting.
Jaggery helps to regulate the internal temperature of the body, and when the body is warm enough on the inside, the urge to urinate is reduced. Have your child consume a small piece of jaggery each morning with a cup of warm milk; follow this up an hour later with a small amount of celery seeds and roasted sesame seeds.
Raisins and Walnuts
A snack made up of two teaspoons of walnuts and one teaspoon of raisins each night shortly before bed will help reduce bedwetting occurrences.
Combine ½ teaspoon of dry mustard seed powder into a cup of warm milk, and have your child drink about one hour before bedtime. If your child is on board with the idea, you can also opt to have him/her eat a handful of mustard seeds each day as well.
Many of these solutions will not produce immediate results, but rather produce a long-term effect if you can stick with them. Find the remedy that works best for you and your child and stick with it to see results.