Bed wetting tips

Author Denene Milner shares tips for parents on how to help your child stop wetting the bed in order to make the nuances of bed wetting a thing of the past
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Bed wetting tips

Is there anything worse than waking up out of a dead sleep at 2:00 in the morning to a kid who's soaking wet from the waist down and the bed looks like it was dropped in a lake? There's nothing worse. But we all go through it. The first thing that we need to do is to understand that children can't help, biologically, they cannot help going to the bathroom in the bed. But there are things that you can do to cut down on the incidents of them wetting the bed until their bodies are mature enough to handle fluid in their bodies. And so what I did with my daughters was I made sure that they didn't drink anything at least an hour and a half before bedtime. We have bathroom checks leading all the way up to bedtime. "I don't care if you say you don't have to go to the bathroom. Sit it down and make it happen. LIke do what you gotta do." And then go out of your way, before you go to bed as a mother, we would wake her up. So if she went to bed at 8:30, at 11, "Come on, make it happen. Sit on the toilet. Let's get it going." And then you put them back in the bed. That drastically decreased how often she went to the bathroom in the bed at night.

Author Denene Milner shares tips for parents on how to help your child stop wetting the bed in order to make the nuances of bed wetting a thing of the past


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New York Times best-selling author Denene Millner is a hotly sought after award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her foothold in the entertainment, parenting and book publishing industries. Millner spent the last decade working as a columnist, contributing editor and blogger for Parenting, a national magazine for which she provided witty, engaging, mom-to-mom advice on ethics and etiquette in everything from childrearing and marriage to work and friendship. Currently, she also is the founder and editor of, a critically acclaimed, award-winning blog that examines parenting and motherhood through the multi-cultural experience. Millner frequently contributes as an entertainment writer for Essence, the most well-read and respected magazine for African American women, and has written for a plethora of national publications and prestigious websites, including Parenting, HealthEbony, JetHeart & SoulReal Health, Money, iVillage,, TodayMoms, and The Root, among others. Her extensive television experience includes regular appearances on the The Today Show, CBS Early ShowThe Nate Berkus Show, HLN, CNN, MSNBC, VH1, and the Rachel Ray show. Millner also is the author of 21 books. The former political reporter and entertainment journalist lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and their two daughters.

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