Your Child & Bed Wetting

Toilet training for most kids begins at the age of 2 years to 4 years. Most of the kids can stay dry during the daytime, but might not be able to do so during the nighttime. According to researches about 15% to 30% of the kids 5- 6 years of age have experienced bedwetting. 4% in cases of kids over 12 years of age.

There are several factors which cause bedwetting. It is a common and quite possible phenomenon for kids. It can happen if your kid is a deep sleeper and doesn’t wake up with the sign of a full bladder. Some of the other reasons include the kid’s minor health issues as well as constipation. Interestingly, what most parents are unaware is that it can occur because of a family history of bedwetting.

If your child goes through this problem, there is absolutely nothing to worry about. This condition changes with age and when they start growing up. But there are certain things you can do to help the kid cope up with this problem. You need to be sensitive towards the kid, remember scolding him or her is not at all a good solution. You need to make him or her understand that accidents happen and they need to try a little harder to try and prevent it from happening again.

Second, you must be honest with your kid. Make sure that you talk to them clearly and also tell them this is not something which they should share with other friends. Along with this, you must also set a rule in the house that prohibits all members from teasing the kid. At the same time make sure that no one in the family taunts the kid for bedwetting.

There are several medicines available for treating bedwetting. Even though these are not actual cures, but it might on some ocassions help your kid stay dry, especially at the time of sleepovers. Before you decide to give such medicines to your kid, make it a point to consult your pediatrician. Also, there are many cures and treatments which promise you a permanent solution.  Most importantly, it will decrease with age.