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Bedwetting in Children

Is your child six years or older, and still bedwetting every night? Well, then its time you consider talking to your child’s doctor. Children under the age of 6 may have an underdeveloped nervous systems, thus the brain and bladder may not have made the connections yet. Hence, children are not bedwetting on purpose. If your child is over the age of 6, and you have tried home-remedies such as reducing fluid intake and waking up your child in the middle of the night every couple of hours, and it has not made a difference, seeking professional help is advisable.

 

Even if your child is younger than 6 years of age, and expresses concern about bedwetting and or if bedwetting is affecting his or hers social behavior such as refusing to attend sleepovers or camping, speaking to a doctor will be beneficial to help your child reduce anxiety and frustration over bedwetting.

 

Another time you might choose to seek medical attention is if your child has secondary bedwetting issues, which means your child stated wetting the bed after being dry for at least 6 months. Secondary bedwetting could be caused by many factors such as a urinary tract infection and constipation, check for signs of these medical issues, and seek medical attention.

 

Bedwetting is an issue that many parents deal with, so don’t punish your child and don’t get frustrated with them. Usually, bedwetting is not a concern when children are below 6 years of age. However, if bedwetting becomes a concern for your child because of emotional or physical reasons consult your child’s pediatrician about various treatment options such as bedwetting alarms, which condition your child’s brain to establish a connection with their bladder signals, and gradually, teaches children to wake up on their own before the alarm goes off and stay dry throughout the night.