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.
Bed-wetting Alarms: How They Work, Types, and More
WebMD explains how bed-wetting alarms work and whether they're right for your child.
Dinner & Nighttime Snacks That Can Cause Wet Nights
Some foods may contribute to bed-wetting. Understand the myths and facts behind 5 food strategies to help control bed-wetting in children.
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.
Bed-Wetting Myths Debunked
Bed-wetting is a normal part of growing up. Experts give parents advice on how to handle it.
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.