As baby wipes, bath towels, and soiled bedding cover the bedroom floor, I pull my 6-year-old daughter tightly into my arms. I know she can feel my tiredness, but in between her sobs and my attempts to comfort her, I find myself starting to cry.
Not because I am upset that she has wet the bed for the hundredth night in a row, or because I have been washing a pile of bed linen almost every day since she was 3.
I am crying because I feel absolutely helpless.
This was me, nearly 7 years ago. I tried every imaginable method back then to help my baby girl stay dry at night, from using training undies to rewards, limiting her water intake and giving her endless hugs.
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It sounds simple now, but honestly, while we were in the pits of despair, I was frustrated. I kept wishing for more support and less stigma surrounding bedwetting, especially in kids that society would label as 'too old to wet.' I needed guidance, ideas, stories, anything that would make me feel less alone and my daughter feel less like an alien.