Enuresis occurs when children repeatedly urinate in other places than the toilet. The most common type of enuresis is bed-wetting, or nocturnal enuresis. Daytime wetting is called diurnal enuresis. Common causes include a small bladder, urinary tract infections, stress, developmental delays, and mental disorders. Children often outgrow enuresis, but if treatment is warranted, it may include bed-wetting alarms, medications, or other treatments. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how enuresis is caused, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Enuresis and Children
WebMD looks at bed-wetting -- called enuresis -- including how it develops and how it is treated.
Urinary Problems and Injuries, Age 12 and Older-Check Your Symptoms
This tool will help you check the symptoms of urinary problems and injuries in children age 12 and older.
Urinary Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger-Check Your Symptoms
This tool will help you check symptoms of urinary problems and injuries in children 11 years old or younger.
Bed-wetting Alarms: How They Work, Types, and More
WebMD explains how bed-wetting alarms work and whether they're right for your child.
Bedwetting: Tips for Sleeping Away from Home
If your child wets the bed, that doesn't mean sleepovers are out of the question. Use these tips from experts to help a bedwetting child stay dry when he's away from home.
Could Stress or Anxiety Be Causing Your Child’s Bedwetting?
Stress and anxiety may not cause a child to start wetting the bed, but it can make bedwetting worse. Find out what you can do as a parent to help.
Bedwetting: Nighttime Routines That Can Lead to Dry Nights
Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, doesn’t have to ruin your and your child’s evenings. Try these routines for you and your child to help control the problem.
Bed-Wetting Myths Debunked
Bed-wetting is a normal part of growing up. Experts give parents advice on how to handle it.