I was reading in my Parents magazine (from who knows what month, I’m always behind in my issues) and I noticed a little article about a medication that stops bed wetting. It was actually a caution that the nasal spray should not be used because in can cause seizures and possibly death and the tablets can do the same if too much water is drunk after dinner.
Does anyone else see a problem with this? First off, it’s ridiculous that there is even a drug for bed wetting. All it is, is some sheets and pj’s that smell like urine and a little embarrassment. Not some life threatening illness. And secondly, if you cut out drinking after dinner, most bed wetting issues would be solved anyways – and that’s what they want you to do with the tablet now.
I just think it’s dumb that the answer to everything is medicine. It’s not like drugs are completely safe to take. Why would you want to subject your kids to possible seizures and death just for some clean sheets? I also understand that peeing the bed can be VERY embarrassing for children, but that’s something that parents should work with their kids emotionally on. Not give them pills to fix it. Both of my brothers peed the bed for quite awhile as children. Yes, they were embarrassed, but my parents put limits on them for drinking and helped them quietly clean up messes. If there is a quick fix to everything than how are kids going to learn how to handle problems in life?