Child bed-wetting: understanding is important

Wet nights for children up to the age of five are no cause for concern. Every child develops differently. About 20% of children aged 5 years still wet at night. Boys are affected more often than girls. The causes can be a delayed maturity, a lack of the antidiuretic hormone, a bladder that is too small, or incorrect drinking habits. Psychological problems, on the other hand, are very rarely the reason for bed-wetting. Children whose parents were also bed-wetters are more likely to be affected.

In addition to consultation and the right selection of suitable treatment methods by your doctor, understanding is also of the utmost importance. Patience and the feeling that wetting is not a bad thing give your child a sense of security. In this way, you build up their self-confidence and support them on their way to dry nights.

More information on child bed-wetting can be found at www.einnaessen-beim-kind.de.