Private and NHS Paediatrician Specialising in Bed Wetting across Birmingham and Surrounding Areas
Bed Wetting in Children and Infants is not just a traumatic and upsetting thing to cope with for the child, it can also put a strain on the parents and other members of the family.
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.
Bed-wetting happens when your child makes more urine at night than their bladder can hold, but 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. Bed-wetting can run in families, and boys are more likely to wet the bed than girls. The medical name for bed-wetting is nocturnal enuresis.
It can be messy and frustrating for both you and your child. Try to deal with bed-wetting 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 paediatrician consultant in the area of Bed Wetting and Enuresis and has seen hundreds of patients of all ages and has helped them deal with the issue of Bed Wetting.
For more information contact us today to arrange your appointment.