Bedwetting: The Common Causes of Nocturnal Enuresis in Children & Treatment Options to Help! by Potty Whisperer®

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Bedwetting: The Common Causes of Nocturnal Enuresis in Children & Treatment Options to Help!

The fundamental concern for children with primary bedwetting is the inability to recognize messages of the nervous system sent by the full bladder to the sleep arousal centers of the brain while asleep. In addition, consider the fact that most children’s bladder capacity is often smaller in bedwetting children than in their peers.

The treatment of urinary incontinence depends upon the underlying cause of the problem. In my research over three years, I found that 80 percent of boys were allergic to dairy, while others where simply deep sleepers. 

The primary treatment for nocturnal enuresis most commonly involves behavioral modification. This includes:

  • positive reinforcement
  • encouraging frequent daytime voiding
  • periodically waking the child at night
  • restricting fluid intake

If you have concerns, talk to your doctor. 

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