Bedwetting in children
Bedwetting in children is not uncommon and often runs in genes. It can be saddening, but most children will grow out of it after some time. Consult a doctor for valuable advice.
- Make sure your children drink enough water during the day
- Make sure children urinate up to 4 to 7 times per day before the bedtime
- Have easy access to the restroom at night
- Award your children to build positive actions
- Don’t punish the child; it’s not their fault and can make the bedwetting worse
- Avoid giving your children drinks with caffeine; they might make them urinate often
- Don’t wake or carry your children during the night to use the restroom; this might not help in the long run
The following are the reasons why a child may wet the bed
- Not feeling to wake up while sleeping
- Drinking too much water at night
- More stress at school or home
For older adults, bedwetting can be an underlying cause of health conditions like constipation or diabetes.
Reviewed by – Dr. Priyanka, MBBS MD Microbiology
Page last reviewed: 23 JUNE 2022