Did You Know?

GB is FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). FASD is a developmental disability and there are many skills that GB hasn’t developed yet. One was the ability to stay dry at night. She wears pull-ups and since it never bothered her, it never hit the radar screen. A couple of months ago, Hope started telling GB’s friends that she wet the bed. By the end of the summer, it was bothering GB and had become an issue. It made the radar screen.

My sister has an autistic son. When he was seventeen, he was still wetting the bed. She heard from a friend that a chiropractor could help. She took him to see a chiropractor. After a couple of months, it was no longer an issue.

GB has seen a chiropractor 2x a week for the past three weeks. She is now dry in the morning more than 60% of the time. We go down to once a week next week. The chiropractor estimates that within two months, bed wetting will not be one of GB’s issues.

I never consider using a chiropractor to treat a child and I certainly never considered that it might help bed wetting. But it seems to be working. I put this out there for those parents who’s child suffers from primary enuresis. Maybe it will work for your child, too.

5 thoughts on “Did You Know?

  1. I have heard that, too. We were going to consider it for Bean but we soon realized that she is very sensitive to chemicals. We stopped using dryer sheets, nixed soap in her bath water (she primarily showers now) and started giving her probiotics and that took care of the problem. The only time she has an issue is when she has been swimming at the beach or in a highly chlorinated pool. It’s throws her natural pH off and we have to reset everything with large doses of probiotics. I’m so glad the chiro is working for GB! That can be such an embarrassing issue for kids and when our kids aren’t happy, momma ain’t happy.

  2. I had heard once about chiropractic medicine for bed-wetting. I have a 10 year old daughter who has FASD and still wears pull-ups. She even has accidents during the day on occasion. I am so glad I came across your post in my search for help. I’m going to call today and talk to a chiropractor. Looking forward to reading more of your posts about GB.

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