Bed Wetting in Children
- 1 Bed Wetting in Children
- 1.1 What is enuresis?
- 1.2 What you should pay attention to if your child urinates in bed
Doctors and psychologists call this problem “night incontinence of urine,” although for us it simply means that the child is described on the bed. This happens when the child can not control his needs. There are also cases of “day incontinence”.
We will tell you in more detail what to look for if your children are suffering from enuresis.
What is enuresis?
This is an uncontrolled urination in children over 4 years of age during night or daytime sleep. This problem can be solved.
Control of the intestine and bladder is a natural process that develops when a person grows up and learns. This mechanism is formed between 15 and 18 months, when parents teach children to use a pot and toilet and do without a diaper.
After this, the child can usually pee on his own. There are many different techniques that parents use to teach a child to control their physiological needs. This can help grandmothers, a pediatrician or books.
If the learning and the process of growing up is successful, the child can use the bathroom alone or with the help of adults, informing them of their desires.
As a rule, at the age of 4-5 years the child is already able to control himself , he can independently use the toilet and does not experience any problems with urination.
Up to this point, everything is going well. The problem arises when a child can not learn after many attempts.
While he is sleeping, he does not pay attention to his desire to pee and does the same thing that he did when he was a baby. He subconsciously remembers that the diaper can protect it.
All this is accompanied by wet sheets and blankets, crying, nightmares and parents’ anxiety.
Bedwetting usually occurs somewhere at the age of 5, it can be periodic or permanent and, in severe cases, continues until adolescence.
There are many ways to solve this problem: from psychological conversations to medications. The problem can be solved if you know exactly the reasons for its occurrence and you can keep calm: do not shout at the child and do not punish him.
Remember that the very fact that a child has wet a bed can lead to depression, shame, shyness and low self-esteem. If the parents do not support the child, the situation does not improve. In order to achieve a positive result, one must have patience and time.
Possible causes of enuresis:
- a small bladder (this is indicated by the fact that a child very often goes to the toilet during the day).
- if the child does not know how to use the toilet
- stress, nervousness, anxiety, relocation, divorce, problems in school, fights with brothers and sisters.
- too early or too late training in the control of the bladder and intestines.
What you should pay attention to if your child urinates in bed
Give him time
If the child is only 5 years old and has been described in a dream, do not rush to go to the doctor, if this happened only once. If this recurs or occurs every night, obviously, treatment is required. Up to 8 years such rare incidents are permissible.
Do not blame the child, do not be angry with him and do not ridicule
Punishment is the last thing a child expects from parents, because he does not control the situation. It’s not his duty. Aggression on your part can further increase tension, anxiety, nervousness and a desire not to obey the elders.
In no case do not go back to diapers
The child grows and grows up. Nappies will make him suffer from shame, feel uncomfortable, he may even fall into depression. In addition, since you only teach the child to write in the middle of the night, not afraid to wet the bed.
Do not forbid a child to drink water
This does not help, because the point is not that the child does not want to go to the toilet, but that he can control his desires, even when he sleeps.
Do not wake a child in the middle of the night.
Yes, he will go to the toilet when you want it, but it will break both your sleep and the baby’s dream . It is important that he learns to realize his desires and wake up, even if he is in the deepest stage of sleep.
Pay attention to the emotions of the child. He is already at that age when he can tell you about his problems. Prove to him that he can trust you. Let him tell why he urinates on the bed. Let him participate in choosing a method of treatment that will help him overcome himself.