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.
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.
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.
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 in Children
Bedwetting is very common in children. When should you be concerned?
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.