This article is about how to prevent bed wetting with simple routines.
Bedwetting (or enuresis) is when children wet the bed more than twice per month after 5 or 6 years.


Children develop complete control over their bladders at different ages. dry at night is usually the last stage of toilet learning.

Most children who have not achieved bladder control have at least one parent or first degree relative who also had a problem with bedwetting. Knowing this often helps the child feel less stressed by the situation.

About 7% of children still wet the bed at 5 years, only 3% did so for 10 years, and 2% in 15 years. Only 1 in every 100 children who wet the bed will continue to have a problem in adulthood.

Children who were dry for at least 6 months and then started wetting again have secondary enuresis. There are several reasons as to why children wet the bed after they have been fully toilet trained. These include:

* Diabetes
* The psychological problems or medical conditions, including urinary tract infection
* Abnormalities of the urinary tract

Home Care

Do not worry about bedwetting for children before the age of 6, unless they were previously well toilet and bed-wetting is a new problem.

Don’t punish a child who wets their bed. Bed-wetting is not caused by laziness or rebellion. Shame a child for wetting the bed can lead to low self-esteem and feelings of low self-esteem.

Tell your child that bed-wetting is a common thing and can be helped. You can even have your child take an active role in cleaning the bed wetting (for example, helps to put the bed sheets and clothes).

Start by making sure your child goes to the bathroom at normal times during the day and night and do not hold urine for long periods of time. Be sure that your child goes to the toilet to relieve themselves before bedtime.

You can reduce the amount of fluid the child drinks a few hours before bedtime, but this is not a treatment for bedwetting. It is advisable not to restrict fluids excessively. Avoid beverages containing caffeine may also help.

Give your child a reward for dry nights. Many families choose to use a diary or chart that the child can mark on every successful morning. Although it is unlikely to completely solve the problem, you can help. Try before you start using drugs. It ‘s more useful in children of 5-8 years.

Before asking your physician for drugs to prevent bed wetting, consider the use of safe alarm systems (such as Malem or Wet-stop). These alarms train children to permanently stop wetting the bed, unlike drugs which temporarily stop the problem. Once the medication is stopped, the bed wetting tends to recur.

If you are considering the use of an alarm as a cure to bedwetting, we recommend a practical and sturdy alarm such as the Malem series.