Bedwetting is one of the predominantly persistent problems among preschoolers. The problem usually lasts till the child turns three i.e. when he/she is about to be admitted into school. During the infant years, a kid is not able to control urination and this is why bedwetting occurs. The problem is very common amongst preschoolers and should not be taken to mean an extremely serious situation. At the same time, you should take steps to toilet train your child, which will put an end to bedwetting. Remember, toilet training a child requires quite sometime and you need to be patient while helping him/her acquire the habit.
Types and Causes of Bedwetting
Bedwetting is generally of two types - bedwetting in the day and bedwetting in the night. Bedwetting in the night is the most widely prevalent amongst infants and is known by the name of enuresis. It affects almost 40 percent of the kids who are under-3 years of age. While the exact cause of bedwetting is not known, it may mainly occur due to two reasons. First, the child’s bladder may not be fully developed to hold the urine for a full night and second, the child may fail to realize when the bladder is full.
A sudden start of bedwetting after it has been stopped calls for some concern. It is usually due to some kind of stress, which the child is going through. Ensure that the environment around the child is friendly and normal. Some parents fear that the child wets bed due to some disease or a physical problem. However, such a case is very rare. Only 1 percent of the children suffer from bedwetting due to a defect or a disease, like bladder or kidney infection, diabetes or defects in the child’s urinary system.
How to Stop Bedwetting
You need to take steps to toilet train your child and put an end to bedwetting. Encourage your child to use the toilet just before going to bed. This way you may help a little bit to prevent him/her from bed wetting. Do not scold your child or be rude to him/her. Instead, be sensitive to your child’s problem. Most of the children are depressed and embarrassed about it. Make sure that your child understands it is not his fault and that with time, things are going to improve. A little bit of effort and understanding on your part and the problem will end.