Bed-Wetting - Topic Overview
But if your child older than 7 wets the bed at
least 2 times a week for at least 3 months, treatment may help your child wet the bed less
often or help him or her wake up to use the toilet more often. You and your child may also decide to try treatment if bed-wetting
seems to be affecting how your child is doing with schoolwork or getting along with his or her peers. Treatment may involve a praise and reward system (motivational therapy), a moisture alarm, or medicine.
One or more of these methods may be used.
If bed-wetting is caused by a
treatable medical problem, such as a bladder infection, the doctor will treat
child understand that controlling his or her bladder will get easier as your
child gets older.
Here are some other tips that may help your
- Give your child most of his or her fluids in
the morning and afternoon.
- Have your child avoid caffeine, such as from chocolate or colas.
- Have your child use the toilet before he or
she goes to bed.
- Let your child help solve the problem, if your
child is older than 4. He or she can help decide which treatments to
- Encourage your child by praising successes.