FOODS TO AVOID
Try withholding these foods and drinks after 4pm, as they have been linked with bedwetting.
- All drinks, which are high in sugar
CONSTIPATION AND BEDWETTING
Constipation is a more common cause of bedwetting than many people realise. Blockages in the rectum can press against the bladder, causing its capacity to be reduced. Dietary modifications are the main way to treat constipation. Try introducing high fibre foods, such as these, to your child’s diet, as well as plenty of water:
- Whole grains
- Bran or barley cereals
- Natural Greek yoghurt
- Celery and lettuce
- Pears, apples, plums, peaches, and grapes
Try to avoid all foods made with white flour, such as white bread and pasta, and stick to whole grains instead. Too much cheese can also cause constipation.
HOW A BEDWETTING AND NUTRITION JOURNAL CAN HELP
Keeping a bedwetting journal with notes about what your child ate that day may allow you to identify a pattern and single out certain foods, which may be triggering bedwetting. Every child is different, so the only way to find out is to observe and take note.
If your child is old enough, they may even like figuring this out for themselves and keeping their own journal.