Bedwetting in children

Written By The HealthMeth Team - Updated On Thursday, September 23, 2021 7:00 PM


Bedwetting is a problem that adults and children suffer from, and it is known as the spontaneous flow of urine, whether at night or in the day, or in both, but young people are more likely to suffer from it, especially those over the age of four years, which is the age at which the child is expected to become capable. On controlling his bladder, it must be noted that this urination may be primary, meaning that the child from birth until late age cannot control and control his urine, or it may be secondary so that the child returns to involuntary urination after some time has passed due to his ability to control his bladder. That very often this disorder is associated with involuntary defecation, and in this article we will introduce you to bedwetting in children.

Bedwetting in children

Causes of bedwetting in children

  • The child's feeling of jealousy as a result of a younger brother coming to him, which leads him to urinate on himself thinking that he will receive more attention from his mother.
  • Exposure to a strong psychological crisis, which causes him to feel depression and psychological tension, knowing that this may be due to the absence of one of the parents from the family, either for work or because of divorce, or because of the large number of quarrels and family quarrels between parents.
  • Parents neglecting to train their child to use the toilet, knowing that this training increases his ability to control his bladder, or training the child at an early age to control his urine when he is unable to do so.
  • Parents overreacting to mistakes that the child makes, such as shouting at him loudly, rebuking him, embarrassing him in front of colleagues and friends, or threatening him.
  • The child's infection with a cold, or his exposure to a health crisis that requires his admission to the hospital, or his affliction with certain diseases, such as urinary tract infection, diabetes, or chronic constipation.
  • The separation of the child from his mother, and his being away from her for long periods, which increases his need for tenderness and love.
  • Immigration, or moving to another place where he is not comfortable.

How to treat bedwetting in children

  • Knowing the main reason behind the child's affliction with this disorder, and trying to treat this cause.
  • Take into account the child's psychological state, and avoid screaming or screaming at him.
  • Embracing the child, making him feel tenderness and love, encouraging him to overcome his problem, treating him kindly, not being complacent about his problem, and trying to contain it.
  • Avoid telling siblings and relatives about the child's problem, especially while he is around. Because that causes him embarrassment and lack of self-confidence.
  • Covering the child's bed with an inner nylon sheet and an external one to prevent urine from leaking into the bed, and he did this on the beds of his brothers who are with him in the same room so that he does not feel upset.
  • And placing a piece of cloth between the child's feet after he falls asleep, to avoid feeling embarrassed, and to reduce the chance of urine leaking into the bed.
  • Reducing the amount of fluids given to the child after the evening, preventing him from drinking coffee or soft drinks, and making the child aware that such drinks delay his treatment.
  • Try to wake the child once or twice during the night to use the bathroom, especially in winter, noting that the heaviness of the child's sleep may be the reason behind his involuntary urination.
  • Try to reward the child every time he can control his urination, give him gifts, and encourage him constantly.
  • Giving the child effective natural recipes to reduce the chances of bedwetting, such as eating a teaspoon of honey before going to sleep.