It will help you and your doctor see your child's progress.It will also remind your child about how well he or she is doing during the treatment.Your doctor may give your child medicine if your child is seven years of age or older and if behavior therapy hasn't worked. It's true that your child should take responsibility for bed-wetting (this could mean having your child help with the laundry), but your child shouldn't be made to feel guilty about something he or she can't control.It's important for your child to know that bed-wetting isn't his or her “fault.”It may help your child to know that no one knows the exact cause of bed-wetting, but that it tends to run in families (for example, if you wet the bed as a child, you should share that information with your child).This treatment may work better if your family uses positive reinforcement (such as verbal praise) and reward systems to help your child keep track of his or her progress. The alarm rings or buzzes when your child first begins to wet the bed. This gets him or her into the habit of waking up in the night to go to the bathroom.There are two kinds of alarms: one kind makes a sound and the other kind vibrates.Bed-wetting is fairly common; about 5 million to 7 million children wet the bed. Bed-wetting isn't caused by drinking too much liquid before bedtime. It's not because the child is too lazy to get out of bed to go to the bathroom.And children do not wet the bed on purpose, out of spite or to irritate their parents.
A diary that keeps track of wet and dry nights is helpful during treatment.Although you may feel that your child has a “small bladder,” this usually isn't a cause of bed-wetting.However, trying to hold the urine longer during the day may help your child increase the amount of urine his or her bladder can hold at night. One kind of medicine helps the bladder hold more urine, and the other kind helps the kidneys make less urine. Bed-wetting can lead to behavior problems because of the guilt and embarrassment a child feels.Most children outgrow bed-wetting without treatment. However, it's up to you and your doctor to decide if your child needs treatment.There are two kinds of treatment for bed-wetting: behavioral therapy and medicine.