Most of the time bedwetting is caused by children but adults may have accidents too. Bedwetting can also be caused by old people who are bedridden and have a hard time moving. In this case, a nurse is usually hired to take care of the elderly. Children don’t always have full control over their bladders so from the ages of 6 and 7 they are prone to bedwetting accidents, but they usually grow out of it.
Bedwetting has several causes, for example, a medical reason or a child learning to control their bladder, weak bladders are common so with that comes accidents. Bedwetting can also be caused by stress, fear and insecurities. Bedwetting can be caused by both physical and psychological attributes.
How to clean a wet bed
- Blot excess urine with a dry towel,
- Strip the bed, take off all the sheets,
- Pour baking soda to absorb any remaining urine,
- Make a solution, one part vinegar and one part warm water, or as an alternative you can use washing powder and water.
- Spray the solution onto the stain and leave for 5 minutes,
- Blot any extra liquids left behind
- Sprinkle some baking soda
- Vacuum the mattress
- Let mattress air dry
- After it’s dry place a plastic sheet on top and put on your new sheets
Ways to prevent bedwetting
- Reduce liquid intake (at night)
- Go to the bathroom before getting into bed
- Place a towel on top of your mattress in case of any accidents
- Wear disposable underwear/ nappies
- Take medication