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.
While bedwetting can be a symptom of an underlying disease, a large majority of children who wet the bed have no underlying disease that explains their bedwetting.
How to Talk To Your Child About Bedwetting
How you handle your child’s bedwetting can influence how successful your child is at staying dry. Here are a few simple tips for when your child wets the bed.
Behavioral Treatments for Bedwetting
There are a few different behavioral treatment options for child bedwetting.
Bedwetting: Helping Your Child Maintain Self-Esteem
Find out from WebMD what you can do as a parent to help minimize the negative emotional effects of bedwetting.
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.