My son comes from a long line of bed wetters. I can’t count the hours of sleep lost since I woke him up to go to the bathroom. I can’t count the number of rooms I spent washing the sheets. The pediatrician told me not to worry because the bladder does not mature until the age of 7. I would invite her to help me up and down the sheets four flights of stairs every time the bed was wet. Personally, I had better things to do with my time each night after work than washing the sheets. I would rather invest my time and money in a home business and spend quality time with my son in the park so I can drain his energy.
I learned from a video called Fed up with the behavior of children by Sue Dengate, that food coloring and other chemical additives irritate the bladder and cause hyperactivity and aggression. I learned from my preschooler that there are simple exercises that integrate a primitive reflex called a Galant spinal reflex. So, I put my whole family on an additive-free diet and did the wiggle worm exercise with my son.
The enuresis finally stopped completely.
Then my son broke his arm. The bone punctured the skin, so doctors prescribed antibiotics while he was in the hospital. Got two IVs full of antibiotics for a small puncture wound.
In the hospital, he was constantly waking up to go to the bathroom because he had IVs after surgery.
When we got home, he wet the bed again.
Even if I took him to the bathroom in the middle of the night, he still wet the bed.
Later, he developed a high fever and contracted an ear infection and conjunctivitis.
Doctors prescribed more antibiotics.
(A room full of doctors and nurses took almost an hour to find an antibiotic without artificial colors.)
I knew it from the Dianne Craft cd Behavioral biology that antibiotics cause yeast overgrowth and lower the body’s defenses and cause ADHD behavior like hyperactivity and aggression. I had previously been giving my son acidophilus tablets because he was very hyperactive. But, since we started an additive-free diet, I didn’t rely on probiotics that much.
Finally, when he was too sick to go to his birthday party, I took him anyway and let the fresh air, the sun, and good old friends cure him of his misery. I decided from that point on that I would not continue with the antibiotics.
I doubled the acidophilus tablets and served her kefir shakes to cleanse her system of antibiotics and illnesses. Acidophilus tablets contain a milk-loving bacteria that breaks down milk protein and restores a healthy balance of flora in the gut. Cultured dairy products, such as kefir, yogurt, and cheese, contain lactobacillus acidophilus, as well as other cultures that help the body control the overgrowth of candida albicans and yeast infections.
A couple of days later, he stopped wetting the bed. Nor did he become ill again. I exposed him to as much fresh air and sunshine as possible to keep his spirits up and to keep him active.
Then, when he came in to have his splint changed for a cast, the doctors wanted to prescribe more antibiotics.
WHAT FOR? !! For the surgery, they said. I nearly fell off my chair. Antibiotics to cut a splint and cover the arm with a cast?
I declined the recipe. My son has been waking up dry and healthy ever since.
So think twice before giving your child antibiotics. Check with your pediatrician. If you decide to use antibiotics, consider using acidophilus and cultured dairy products, such as kefir, yogurt, and cheese along with antibiotics. Be sure to order a variety of antibiotics without food coloring. There is a generic version of Amoxicillin that comes in a white chewable tablet that tastes like sweet cakes.
Traditional societies have used cultivated dairy products for centuries for health and vitality. So it makes sense that we do it too. Continue the use of acidophilus, especially after finishing an antibiotic prescription to restore the balance of healthy flora in the gut. Make cultured dairy a part of your family’s daily diet.
Stop wasting time and hard earned money washing sheets. You could be working from home and investing in your future with all the time you waste changing bedding and washing sheets. You could be enjoying quality time with your peaceful son who used to be a kid with ADHD.