Your child is still wetting the bed? If so, are you embarrassed to share a story about it to others? According to the survey, 4 out of 10 parents admitted embarrassed and did not want to share the story of a brother or parents.
The survey was conducted by the nappy pants product DryNites and 1513 followed by the mother. From the survey it was revealed, there are 75 percent of respondents agreed that bedwetting is a shame, as diverse as asthma or eczema were considered normal.
As many as four out of 10 respondents whose children wet the bed, said they would not discuss the situation with parents. The mother was afraid judged as bad parents because their children still wet the bed.
Jenni Trent-Hughes, a family counselor and mother who overcame the fear response to the survey. “It’s interesting to see the mothers who communicate via all kinds of social networking, Twitter, Facebook and blog, but can not talk about things they think are embarrassing, the children still wet the bed. Though they may share experiences and help each other,” Jenni said. He himself had admitted embarrassed to tell other mothers when their children are still wetting the bed.
Reported by Female First, many parents who choose to remain silent for fear their children will be ridiculed or mocked if bedwetting habits were disclosed. Aimie Turner, a 36-year-old mother of St Albans, England have had it with her two children aged 7 and 9 years old.
Aimie said, he is not really an issue discussing her children’s bed wetting habit on others. But he did not do so for fear their children will be embarrassed and possibly teased his friend.
“Bedwetting is not considered part of the growth of children, but rather something to be ashamed of. I’m not sure parents realize how many other families are experiencing the same thing with them. Fear has become a negative cycle in the elderly, resulting in little support or understanding on the family, especially the children, “said Aime.
Back in DryNites survey, 66 percent of respondents believe that ideally a child stop wetting the bed at age 4 years. But in fact the reality is not the same as hope.
An expert from DryNites, Penny Dobson, explaining that 1 in 5 children aged 4.5 years still wet the bed at night and some children still wet the bed until the age of 15 years or even more. But normally the child will stop wetting at age 7 or 8 years.
From the survey also revealed that almost half of the respondents believe that something alarming or disturbing their children can result in your child wetting the bed. Besides Penny also said other factors that can cause bedwetting is hereditary and may lack the hormone vasopressin, a hormone that helps the kidneys to rest at night.
If the child’s bedwetting problem it is very disturbing, advised parents not to be afraid or ashamed to seek help. “Hopefully this study the mothers realize that their families are not the only family that was affected by this problem. Research makes us aware of the opportunity to get help and support from each other to share experiences, get rid of shame for our children who wet the bed for growing children us too, “Jenni concludes.