Home remedies to stop bedwetting in infants and small children

Bedwetting is a common case of small children and infants, where they pass urine unknowingly while they are sleeping. Bedwetting is known as Nocturnal enuresis. The main reason for bedwetting is – infants have same bladders and they cannot stop urinating for all night and in some cases, they don’t find easy to wake up and urinate out. It is a common Urologic complaint in kids. Children leave this habit as they age, but sometimes it will be embarrassing for them and they even feel shy when some discussions running over this topic.

Causes of bedwetting

How to stop bedwetting in children

The common causes for bedwetting are due to development of the nerves that control bladder and instruct it to pass urine. It has stress, sleep apnea, diabetes, imbalance hormones, use of diuretics, and excessive production of urine.

Symptoms of bedwetting

The symptoms of bed wetting are sudden urge to urinate, constipation, increase in thirst, rashes in the genital area, pain while passing urine, change in the urine color, and snoring.

Home remedies to stop bed wetting in infants and small children


Cinnamon is an easy home remedy to stop your child bedwetting. Give your child a small cinnamon bark and make them chew thoroughly. Repeat this step everyday to get the best better results.
Alternatively, mix sugar and cinnamon powder and then sprinkle over the snacks.

Indian gooseberry

Amla or Indian gooseberry has lots of benefits for the health and skin care. You can also make use of it to treat bedwetting problem too.
Take two Indian gooseberries and crush them, remove the seeds and add it with honey and a little amount of turmeric. Give one tablespoon of this mixture to your kid in every morning.
Try giving the mixture made from Indian gooseberry and black pepper powder to sort out the same problem. Paste two Indian gooseberries and add it a pinch of black pepper powder. Give it to your kid before going to sleep.
Alternatively, mix Indian gooseberry powder with cumin seeds and sugar and then serve to your child. Give it for twice a day.

Olive oil

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If your child has been wetting the bed since years, then you can try this olive oil tip. Heat the olive oil and leave it for a minute or two in order to get the oil at warm temperature. Take this oil in your palm and rub over your child’s lower abdomen and then massage the area for a few minutes. Follow this remedy in regularly to get the positive results.

Herbal tea

Herbal tea is a simple home remedy to stop your kid from bedwetting.
Take horsetail, oak bark and bearberry in a bowl, mix all these ingredients together in small amounts and add this mixture to boiling water. After boiling for some time, leave it for a few hours to take out the heat. Give your child this concoction for two times in a day about half cup and before one hour to the bed give him one cup.

Walnuts and raisins

Give your child the tasty snack of walnuts and raisins. This method will make your child to not wet the bed for frequent times. Do this step regularly to find the best results. Give a handful of walnuts and raisins to your children before they are going to sleep. Continue it for few months and you will see find some positive results.

Cranberry juice

Cranberry juice is a good remedy to treat the bedwetting problem in children. It is good for urinary tract, kidneys and urinary bladder. Although it’s better to avoid liquids before going to bed, you can give the cranberry juice to your kid before one hour to sleep. Follow this process for a few months to get the results.


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Honey is naturally sweet and doesn’t add any fat to the body. Take a tablespoon of honey to and make your children eat in every night. Or you can also even put a tablespoon of honey in a glass of milk instead of sugar to cure the ailment.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar helps to regulate the acid levels that are in the stomach and reduces the urge to urinate frequently. Take some apple cider vinegar and mix it in a glass of water. Give it your child and consume that water at least 3 times a day.


Jaggery is the most beneficial home remedy that helps to keep the body of your child warm from inside. It is recommended to give your child a piece of jaggery to eat before meals. OR mix black sesame seeds, jaggery and celery seeds in large amounts. Give 1 teaspoon of this mixture to your child in the morning and along with its follow a cup of milk. You just practice it for 1 – 2 months. It helps to cure the problem of bedwetting in your child.

Fennel seeds

Fennel is an important and efficacious remedy against the problem of bedwetting. Take a glass of warm milk and add a teaspoon of fennel to it. Then, follow it with 2 tablespoons of sugar syrup. Give it to your children everyday is beneficial for them to get rid of bedwetting.