What Are Abnormal Bladder Habits?
Any urine problems that occur after potty training, in otherwise healthy children, are considered bladder habit problems. Childhood bladder problems can develop in toddlers, school-age, and adolescent children. Most bladder problems in children are due to holding and incomplete emptying. Common problems include:
- Urine accidents
- Urinary frequency
- Urinary urgency
- Urinary tract infections
- Holding urine
- Sensation of not emptying
- Abdominal (belly) pain
- Stained underwear
- Bedwetting that is associated with other daytime problems
- Irritated private parts (rashes)
If your child’s bladder habits result in infections, social issues, pain, and problems with day-to-day living then they should be addressed. Vibrating and Alarm Watches can help with frequent reminders to use the restroom. These are very popular with kids who need to be reminded to go often and when parents and careproviders forget or are unable to remind them to go.