My child is bedwetting, can you help?
Bedwetting is when children are old enough to control their bladder, but urinate at night while asleep. Nocturnal enuresis is common in children under the age of 5 years, but may also occur in about 10% of children between 5 – 7 years. Bedwetting can be stressful and embarrassing for parents as well as children.
What are the causes of bedwetting?
Bedwetting should not be attributed to laziness, although in a small number of cases, behavior may play a role. Parents should be patient and supportive with their children. There are a number of factors that may contribute to bedwetting:
What risk factors predispose your child to bedwetting?
What complications can occur due to bedwetting?
Although frustrating, bedwetting has no real consequences, unless there is a structural or medical cause. However, there are issues that you need to watch for:
What can you do to help your child from bedwetting?
If your child continues to wet the bed after 7 years of age, consult a pediatrician
What questions will your doctor ask you?
What are the treatments available?
Behavioral therapies, medications and wetting alarms are available.
Make an appointment with Amara Hospital today to help your child.