Bedwetting

You Are Not Alone

Bedwetting is also called nocturnal enuresis. It is experienced by tens of millions of children worldwide. Nearly 1 out of 4 five-year olds, 1 out of 5 seven-year olds, and 1 out of 20 children over the age of 10 have bedwetting problems.

Time to Take Action

Because millions of children have daytime urine control and still bed wet (nocturnal enuresis) it is a very common concern for parents. Bedwetting can adversely affect the child’s self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, quality of life, academic pursuits, and simple childhood activities, such as camps, sleepovers, etc. Most children will stop bedwetting after turning four or five, but it is really never too early to start helping a child master the skills of nighttime control. If your child is bedwetting, the time for action may be now. Certainly you can wait to see if the nighttime accidents decrease over time, since most children will eventually outgrow the problem. However, it is very difficult to predict when your child will master the art of nighttime urine control. PottyMD has excellent programs and ideas for overcoming bedwetting in children and adults.