How To Help Older Children Overcome Bedwetting

February 14, 2021 3 weeks ago leave a comment 24 Views Likes:

How To Help Older Children Overcome Bedwetting


Bedwetting is very common and most children naturally outgrow it.

For older children still wetting their beds, it can be embarrassing and rarely talked about among friends and family members.


Both parents and children can feel like there is something wrong with them when bedwetting continues into the elementary years and beyond.

Children bed wet because of so many reasons;

  • Most older children who wet the bed are very sound sleepers, so the signals of the full bladder aren’t strong enough to wake them.
  • Some children have small bladders or don’t produce enough of a hormone (vasopressin) that reduces urine production during sleep.
  • It can be triggered by stress and by changes in the family, even positive ones.

Did you know?

In many cases, bedwetting is a genetic pattern, inherited from a parent, aunt, or uncle.

Here are some things you can practice to help your kids overcome it.

  • Manage daytime fluid intake and urination: Work with your child to make a habit of urinating every two or three hours during the day, even when they don’t feel the need. Have them urinate an hour before they go to bed and then again right before they go to bed.
  • Bedwetting Alarms: These alarms have a moisture sensor that triggers a bell or buzzer when the child’s pajamas start to get wet. You may also wake your child up in the middle of the night to urinate.
  • Use a waterproof mattress cover and use a clean set of sheets and sleepwear at hand in case a change is needed.
  • When bedwetting continues into the teenage years, then it is time to visit the doctor.
    A drug may be prescribed to your child that would help reduce the amount of urine produced during sleep.

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Do you have other tips you have tried that worked for you? Please share them in the comment section.



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