Bedwetting, also called enuresis, is common in children but can also affect adults. It can be caused by a bladder that can't hold urine for an entire night, an uderlying condition such as a urinary tract infection, emotional issues, or other reasons. There are many ways to treat or prevent wetting the bed. Limiting fluids can help, as well as bedwetting alarms that wake the child when they sense wetness. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about bedwetting causes, how to treat it, and much more.
When Does Bedwetting Suggest a Problem?
When bed-wetting is accompanied by other symptoms, a medical or psychological problem may be to blame. WebMD explains.
What Could Be Causing Your Child's Bedwetting
WebMD explores some of the causes of bed-wetting in children.
Child Bed-Wetting: When to Seek Treatment
Bed-wetting at night affects millions of young children. Learn more about the causes and treatment of enuresis from the experts at WebMD.
Bed-wetting and Associated Signs and Symptoms
Bed-wetting is typically a harmless childhood condition. However, there are signs that may point to a more serious medical disorder. WebMD explains.
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 Frequently Asked Questions
WebMD's pediatric expert answers the 6 most common questions he hears about bedwetting.
Helping Bedwetters: Tips from the Trenches
Parents and physicians offer their best tips for helping your bedwetting child -- and you -- cope
Bed-Wetting Myths Debunked
Bed-wetting is a normal part of growing up. Experts give parents advice on how to handle it.