Bedwetting in children, Causes and What you can do to Reduce it

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Bedwetting is common and often runs in families. It can be upsetting, but most children and young people will grow out of it. Even in some rare cases, some adults too do bedwet, though this common to adult who finds it difficult urinating.

Things you can do at home to help with bedwetting

Do

Try to give your child enough water to drink during the day not late night 

Make sure your child goes to the toilet regularly, around 4 to 5 times a day, including just before bedtime


Use waterproof covers on their mattress and duvet

Make sure they have easy access to a toilet at night

Don’t


Do not punish your child by beating them – it is not their fault and can make bedwetting worse

Do not give your child drinks containing caffeine, such as cola, tea and coffee – this can make them pee more

Do not regularly wake or carry your child in the night to use the toilet, this will not help in the long term

Bedwetting in young children is normal
Many children under the age of 5 wet the bed.

It can take some time for a child to learn to stay dry throughout the night.

Causes of bedwetting

There are many reasons why a child might wet the bed. Causes include:

not feeling the need to pee while sleeping
making too much pee at night
stress at home or at school
Bedwetting may also be caused by an underlying health condition such as diabetes or constipation.

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