101 Tips To Stop Your Child's Bedwetting Forever
However, this means that 1% of older teenagers, and 20% of children between the ages
of six and five will still wet their bed regularly.
Bedwetting creates stress for the entire family. Parents may be frustrated and fatigued by
the washing of sheets, drying of mattresses, and reassurances that follow each incident of
The medical term for bedwetting is Enuresis and it is a serious subject for medical
research. Researchers have found that a few basic causes of bedwetting seem to be the
culprit for most sufferers of Enuresis. Among medical causes, ailments such as urinary
tract infections, allergies, diabetes, cell anemia and sleep disorders are often the culprit.
Since bedwetting is often the first sign of these problems, it is a good idea to get your
child checked out for these conditions. In addition, researchers have found that
psychological reasons such as stress, upset, and trauma often contribute to bedwetting.
Children who wet the bed for any reason often suffer needlessly, and this suffering is the
best reason to get your child help for Enuresis. Children who wet the bed often suffer
from low self-esteem, withdrawal, stress, fear, and other problems. These children may
suffer from sleeplessness because they fear or are embarrassed by what happens when
A child with Enuresis is often teased by others and may feel dirty by the smell of urine
about them. The child may even avoid others out of fear of ridicule. At the very least,
fun childhood activities such as camp, sleep overs, and camping may be made into
traumatic rather than happy events for the bedwetting child.
Many parents wonder whether they should seek help for bedwetting. After all, despite
the problems of bedwetting, many doctors still recommend patience and time as the best
way to resolve bedwetting, as many children overcome the problem with no extra help.
Of course, many children does not mean all children, and telling an anxious child that he
or she will wake up dry “someday” is not terribly reassuring for anyone. In general, there
are a few signs that you should seek help for bedwetting:
•You child asks for help. If your child thinks that bedwetting is enough of a problem that
they need help with it, then bedwetting is serious enough to demand some sort of remedy.
•Your child has suddenly developed a problem after having no problems staying dry
before. Often, this is a sign of some problem and should be investigated.
•Your child acts out or has problems with others (teasing or lack of friends) as a result of