Bed Wetting in children

Published on Aug 01, 2003 08:11 PM IST

Children often wets the bed at home but are able to control their bladder while sleeping elsewhere.

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In many houses parents admonish their children for continuing to pass urine in the bed even when they are four to five years of age. Further, parents wonder why the child who regularly wets the bed at home is able to control his bladder well when he sleeps away from home.

The frequent discussion about his or her bedwetting habit is a source of great embarrassment to the child. Is bedwetting due to a physical defect or it is due to a problem in the mind of the child? Let's try to analyse this problem.

Generally due to the immaturity of the nervous system and the bladder reflexes, until the age of four or five years it may be quite normal for children to wet the bed until this age. Persistence of bed wetting beyond this age needs to be investigated and it may be due to a variety or reasons like:

Here are a few simple remedies, which may help to control bed-wetting:

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