Health Tip: Why Your Child Is Wetting the Bed

By on June 28, 2011

Bed wetting is common in young children who are learning to control the need to urinate during sleep.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says bed-wetting isn’t from naughty behavior or laziness. According to the academy, there may be a medical problem behind the bed-wetting child’s behavior, such as:

  • Having a family history of bed wetting.
  • Having difficulty waking from sleep.
  • Being under physical or emotional stress.
  • Having a urinary tract infection.
  • Experiencing slow development of the central nervous system.
  • Having a hormonal imbalance.
  • Having an abnormality that affects the spinal cord, the urethral valve in boys or the ureter in girls or boys.
  • Having a small bladder.

Reducing fluids before bed and having your child go to the bathroom when starting the bedtime routine (and again just before sleep) will often help reduce bed-wetting, the academy advises.

Source: HealthDay

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