How to Cure Bedwetting in One Week or Less
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How to Cure Bedwetting in One Week or Less

Got a bed wetter? The author offers a cure that no one else seems to have thought of.

Confession time: I was a childhood bed wetter. I can’t remember exactly how old I was when I was finally cured, but I was old enough that my parents thought it was a problem. What I do remember is that in addition to it being inconvenient, it was also embarrassing. Two or three times a week I’d wake up in the middle of the night in a puddle of my own pee. Then I’d have to trudge down the hall to my parents’ room, wake up my mom (never my dad), and she’d have to come back to my room and change my sheets while I put on fresh pajamas.

Bedwetting is incredibly common among children up to the age of eight and in some cases can even continue on into the teen years. So, in some ways it’s nothing to worry about; most kids will eventually outgrow it. The exact causes for bedwetting aren’t completely understood, though various factors may contribute to the problem. The child’s urinary bladder may be small, bladder nerves may mature slowly, or the child may secrete less anti-diuretic hormone than is normal. Other causes can include stress, sleep apnea, infection or a defect in the urinary system, type-1 diabetes, difficulty in the movement of bowels and a family history of bedwetting.

There are lots of cures for bedwetting including medication, bedwetting alarms, and even chiropractic care. And all of them boast varying degrees of success. Most of them council patience.

What would you say then if I told you my parents came up with a cure that was instantaneous? A cure that I’ve never read about on any website or in any medical journal? A cure so effective that for me the results were immediate and I never (I mean never) wet the bed again. And, it was free.

It’s true. Here’s what happened: One day my father came into my room and sat down on the edge of my bed. He told me he’d just been to the bank and he’d picked up a free calendar. He showed me the calendar then hung it up on the wall at the head of my bed. He told me he got the calendar for a very special reason. “No big deal,” he said, “but every time you wet the bed we’re going to make an X on that day on the calendar. It’ll just be between you and me. No one else needs to know about it.” That was all. It was that simple.

“Okay,” I said. “I guess.”

And that was it. My father never had to put an X on that calendar. Maybe I wanted to please him. Maybe I was embarrassed to have my slip ups recorded. Maybe the presence of the calendar and the potential of those Xs worked in my subconscious in a way that nothing else could. I don’t know. All I know is that I never wet the bed again.

So if you’ve got a bed wetter consider giving the calendar a try. All it will cost you is a trip to the bank.

One caveat: I had a daughter who didn’t start wetting the bed until she was eight. This turned out to be a result of food allergies. When she stopped eating the foods she was allergic to, she stopped wetting the bed.

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Comments (1)

That's pretty interesting. There have been bed wetters in my family and nothing has worked for those people... They still have a problem well into their adult years. This sounds like it might be a pretty good technique to use on kids, though.