Is your child wetting the bed?
Bed wetting is common in young children who are learning to control the need to urinate during sleep.
- Bed wetting is common in young children who are learning to control the need to urinate during sleep. It may be due to a family history of bed wetting.
- The child may be having difficulty waking up from sleep or under physical or emotional stress.
- There could be a urinary tract infection causing bed-wetting.
- There may be functional or structural causes leading to wetting. These include a hormonal imbalance or an abnormality that affects the spinal cord, urethral valve in boys or abnormal opening of ureter in girls or boys.
- Reducing fluids before bed and having your child go to the bathroom when starting the bedtime routine (and again just before sleep) will often help reduce bed-wetting.