Why does Bed Wetting occur?
Up to the age of 5, wetting the bed is normal. It usually stops happening as your child gets older without the need for any treatment. Up to 1 in 5 5-year-olds wet the bed, 1 in 20 10-year-olds wet the bed and about 1 in 50 teenagers wet the bed.
Bedwetting can happen when your child makes more urine at night than their bladder can hold, and/or the feeling of having a full bladder doesn’t wake them up. Children don’t wet the bed on purpose – it happens while they’re sleeping. Most children only learn to stay dry through the night after they’re potty trained and dry most days, give or take the odd accident.
Young children often don’t wake to the feeling of a full bladder like older children do. This is a skill they learn gradually. Bedwetting can run in families, and boys are more likely to wet the bed than girls. The medical name for bedwetting is nocturnal enuresis.
It can be messy and frustrating for both you and your child. Try to deal with bedwetting in a positive and calm way, just as you would with problems you face during the day.
How can Dr Tewary help?
Dr Kishor Tewary is a private specialist consultant in the area of Bed Wetting and Enuresis and has been running special clinics for this for patients of all ages for nearly 2 decades. Serving as a ‘Lead for Incontinence’ in Sandwell, Mid-Stafford, and South Staffordshire areas till recent past, he has helped a vast majority of children dealing with the issue of Bed Wetting/day time wetting.
For more information contact us today to arrange your appointment.