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.
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.
Enuresis and Children
WebMD looks at bed-wetting -- called enuresis -- including how it develops and how it is treated.
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.
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.
Bed-Wetting Myths Debunked
Bed-wetting is a normal part of growing up. Experts give parents advice on how to handle it.
Bed-wetting: What Causes Your Child to Wet the Bed?
It's a myth that laziness causes bed-wetting. Millions of kids wet the bed -- but why? And how can you 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.
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.