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Table of Contents:
- A Look Into Bedwetting..................................................................................................5
- What Are The Causes For Bedwetting?..........................................................................5
- Can Bed wetting Alarms Help?.......................................................................................7
- What About Bedwetting Teen Back In Diapers?.............................................................8
- The Different Kinds of Bed Wetting Supplies.................................................................9
- Popular Bed Wetting Solutions You Can Use..................................................................9
A Look Into Bedwetting
You've finally gotten them out of diapers and you think you're home free. But that's not always the case
with some children. Bed wetting is a common problem with some children and it can go on for many
years. Sometimes there may be a medical reason for it and sometimes not. It is a problem that can be
very frustrating for parents and children. If your child wets to bed, than here are some ideas for you.
What Are The Causes For Bedwetting?
So, what really causes bedwetting?
The causes are not simple and differ between children. It is certainly true to say that the most likely
cause is a combination of causes. Below is a list of possible causes, all of which have a basis in
1. The child makes too much urine at night
2. They have small bladders
3. They have an inability to wake up from deep sleep
4. They have bladder dysfunction
5. They have a brain/bladder communication issue
6. There is a hereditary element to bed wetting
You do not need to know what the specific cause of your child's bedwetting is to get rid of it. A
successful approach treats as many of the possible causes as possible.
The causes are, as you will see, difficult to separate out as they are mostly linked to each other and
children have a combination of these causes.
The child makes too much urine at night.
In the scientific literature, this is called nocturnal polyuria.
As we grow older, usually at about 3-4 years, our body starts to produce a hormone that stops us from
producing so much urine at night. The hormone is called Anti-diuretic hormone (ADH), also referred to
as arginine vasopressin (AVP). It means that we produce about half our day-time amount at night.
Some bed-wetters do not produce enough of this hormone, meaning that they continue to produce the
same amount of urine in the day as at night. At the very least, this means that they would be getting up
to empty their bladders if indeed they woke up to do so. It may be that they take longer in their
development to start producing this hormone than others.
Their bladders are small.
Some studies have shown that bedwetting children have bladders with less than half the capacity of
children who are dry. Why would this be? One explanation is that if your bladder is emptying at
random during the night, it never gets a chance to grow. Your brain doesn't get the message to hold on
to the urine, and so the bladder empties and stays small. Restricting fluids would also keep the bladder
small, as would not drinking enough fluids in the day and lifting at night.
They have a sleep disorder, which is an inability to wake up from deep sleep.
This is the research that I found most interesting. When I spoke to other mothers and doctors about
bedwetting, the majority of them told me that their child is a "very deep sleeper." It seems to be very
common amongst bedwetting children.
In fact, all the most recent research shows that bedwetting children have the same pattern of sleep (in
that, it shows the same variance and individuality) as non-bedwetting children and that the sleep
disorder is actually about how difficult they are to wake up.
So they sleep deeply, in the sense that they are difficult to arouse from sleep, but not in the sense that
they sleep any differently from other children. In fact, some studies show that they have marginally
lighter sleep than non bedwetting children but are still more difficult to arouse.
They have a bladder dysfunction.
Some studies have found that the muscle at the mouth of the bladder, which is responsible for pushing
the urine out of the bladder (the detrusor muscle), is hyperactive at night. This means that the bladder is
active all night ,and the brain is getting signals all night which it doesn't respond to, leading to
disturbed sleep. It seems that the body overcompensates for this constant disturbance and becomes
difficult to arouse.
There is a delay in the brain/bladder connection.
Over time, children develop a connection between their bladder being full and the need for the pelvic
floor to stay shut so that they don't wet themselves at night.
It seems that some children are slower to make this connection, and the brain does not get the message
to keep the urine in the bladder. Some children are dry at night from as early as two years old and so
have developed this connection early.
Our central nervous system is responsible for all the brain/body connections, and it is thought that some
children have a developmental delay in some parts of it.
Also, if your bladder is overactive and/or you have a sleep arousal problem, your brain won't get the
message either. This cause is also a "which came first - the chicken or the egg" category of cause.
It is hereditary.
Several genes have now been isolated for bedwetting, and we know that you have a greatly increased
chance of wetting the bed if there is a family history of it.
It is not clear what exactly is inherited. Is it the sleep arousal problem, the bladder dysfunction, the lack
of ADH, or the lack of brain/bladder connection?
Of course, we can't do much about the fact that it can be inherited, but it is interesting to know. If one
waits until the child grows out of bed wetting, it seems that they stop wetting at a similar age to their
How do I know what the cause is for my child?
Simply, unless we subject our child to scientific experimentation, we are unlikely to know which
combination is affecting our specific child. Frankly, scientists do not have definitive answers yet and
you do not need to know the exact cause for your child for the treatment to be successful.
This is why it is essential to address as many of the causes as possible when we decide that it is time for
our child to be dry.
Can Bed wetting Alarms Help?
Bed wetting alarms are not all the same, even though they are all designed for the same purpose - a
solution to bedwetting for a child or an adult. There are many different types of these alarms to choose
from, which is why it is important for parents to choose the one that will be most effective for the
Many times children have a problem with bed wetting because they sleep so soundly they don't wake
up in time to go to the bathroom. There many also be a medical reason for the bedwetting. Parents need
to have the child checked by a doctor before they choose any solution and this includes bed wetting
There are three main types of bed wetting alarms on the market:
Wired bedwetting alarms
Bedwetting alarms that clip to the underpants
Bedwetting alarm in a rubber pad
Each of these alarms has advantages and disadvantages. What may work for one child may not work
for another. For this reason, parents do need to research the different enuresis alarms to choose the one
they feel will be the most effective solutions for their child.
The wired bed wetting alarms are very unique in that they are really panty liners The remote sensor is
placed in between the liner and the underpants. It uses a 9-V plug and a battery. As soon as the sensor
detects the slightest bit of moisture on the absorbent liner, it sends as signal to the alarm. The alarm,
similar to an alarm clock, will continue to sound until the child or parents wakes and turns it off.
Even though this is called a wired enuresis alarm, there are no wires attached to the sensor that the
child could get entangled in during the night. The response to urine is instantaneous and the clock
alarm can be placed far enough from the bed so that the child has to get up to turn it off. However, this
type of bedwetting alarm is not suitable for use with boys because the liner for the underpants is very
small and narrow.
The most common type of bed wetting alarms on the market today is the panty liner with sensors built
in. The alarm is connected to the sensor through a clip on the pyjamas. There is a wire from the clip to
the liner and it is also connected to a clock alarm. This is the cheapest model of bedwetting alarms on
the market and it does have quite a few disadvantages. It has the same type of alarm system connected
to a clock that will sound when moisture is detected.
However, the wires can also be pulled loose from the sensor, which means that the child will not get out
of bed to go to the bathroom. Since there are wires connected with these enuresis alarms, the child can
also get tangled up in them if he/she moves around a lot during sleep. For some children, this type of
alarm is not effective as a solution to bedwetting.
Bed wetting alarms that come with a rubber pad is wired but does not pose any problem with the wires
getting tangled or pulled free. You lay this enuresis alarm over the mattress cover and then cover it with
the bed sheet. It works in the same manner as the other types of bedwetting alarms by sounding when it
There is no clip for the child's pyjamas and the batteries are rechargeable, saving you expense in having
to buy a lot of replacement batteries. It is harder to clean because you have to wash off the mat and the
alarm will keep sounding until the wet bedclothes are replaced. However, it is the most effective of the
bed wetting alarms.
What About Bedwetting Teen Back In Diapers?
A bedwetting teen back in diapers is a stressful situation both for the teen and the parents. Even if you
are concerned, you should never let your fears transfer to the child. However, you should try to be as
sensitive as possible because any teen that has to wear diapers for a bedwetting problem does not feel
very good about the situation.
He/She knows there is a problem and the stress of worrying about the possibility of bedwetting could
actually make the situation worse. When you have a bedwetting teen back in diapers, you need to look
very carefully at the diet, the amount of liquids consumed, any stressful triggers and any medication
that he/she might be taking.
One thing that you should do with a bedwetting teen back in diapers is to take the teen for a full check
up by the doctor. This will help to rule out any medical problems, which could be causing the
bedwetting, especially if this is something new that has developed.
Once the doctor has done necessary tests to rule out diabetes, problems with the excretory system, then
he/she will help you look for solutions to help the bed wetting teen back in diapers. While disposable
diapers and pull ups do help the teen in situations where others might find out about the bedwetting,
bedwetting diapers are not a cure for the problem.
A bed wetting teen back in diapers will probably try to hide that fact that he/she is wetting the bed. This
is easy to do by changing the bed early each morning while you may be wondering where all the
laundry is coming from. If you try to be sensitive, you can have a stack of bed sheets handy so the
young person can do this without being conspicuous to others in the house.
You do have to be careful you don't let the teen know that you are worried because a bedwetting teen
back in diapers can pick up these vibes quite easily. Point out that it is not his/her fault, but that you
need to consult with a doctor just to make sure there is nothing wrong.
With bedwetting teens in diapers, if you make cleaning up a form of punishment, this will make the
teen more uncomfortable. He/She will dread waking up in the morning just in case they find that the
bed is wet. If you discuss the problem and discuss possible solutions along with bedwetting diapers,
chances are the teen will be very receptive to various bedwetting solutions.
Behavior modification may be one method you can use with the many models of bed wetting alarms
that are on the market. These will help a bedwetting teen back in diapers to wake up at the first sign of
moisture so that he/she can get to the bathroom in time.
There are also medications to help a bedwetting teen back in diapers. One of these is DDAVP, a
medication that works by reducing the amount of urine that the body produces during the night.
According to the research results of this medication, bed wetting teens back in diapers relish the
thought of something to help ensure they do not wet the bed.
They may use bedwetting diapers when they first start taking this medication because they are not sure
if it will work or not. However, a bedwetting teen back in diapers usually has low levels of the hormone
that regulates the amount of urine their bodies produce and the DDAVP helps to bring this into the
The Different Kinds of Bed Wetting Supplies
When coping with a kid who wets the bed, there are some bed wetting supplies that you'll want to
invest in. These supplies are intended to permit you to sleep comfortably and deal with your child's
behavior as it happens.
This can take away an immense deal of stress from the parent, as there aren't any surprises in the
morning. Additionally, such supplies can help avoiding embarrassing sores and rashes by allowing
parents to deal with the matter as it occurs.
There are several different sorts of supplies that you can take into account. There are permanent
supplies that are supposed to be reused, starting from plastic sheets to bed wetting alarms.
These are the front line gear in training a child to stop his tendency of wetting their sleeping place, and
should be among the primary investments you ever make. Additionally, there are a big variety of
disposable bed wetting supplies which will help make your life easier as you cope with the problems
associated with this issue.
These supplies can include things such as diapers, baby powder and ointments that clear up any rashes
that develop due to urinating in the bed.
These kind of supplies are also useful for the old and any adults that have diseases such as Lupus. As a
general rule, these are designed to either help stop the matter altogether, or to assist limit how much of
an impact wetting the bed has on your life.
Bed wetting supplies can be easily acquired at a variety of online stores or through regional retail
Popular Bed Wetting Solutions You Can Use
Although there is no specific treatment for bedwetting, parents can still find some good bed wetting
solutions that work. This sort of problem is most common with children under the age of five - any
extreme measures against it are simply not justified.
However, sleep wetting is a problem and it may become an annoying issue to deal with, both for
parents and for the child. While children under five do not have obvious psychological issues related to
this phenomenon, after a certain age they become conscious about it. This is when finding appropriate
bed wetting solutions becomes important for the child's social development.
How to diminish the negative effects of bed-wetting
While this problem is natural for small children, parents can still take a few steps and reduce the
negative effects associated to it. Parents can start by investing some time in preventing the problem
from taking place. As part of the most commonly used bed wetting solutions, parents can control the
levels of liquid their child drinks in the evening and before going to sleep.
Diuretic drinks are those that fall in the following categories: caffeine containing, carbonated and
acidic. Stopping your child from consuming them at night is an excellent bed wetting solution. It also
helps if the parent trains the child to go to the toilet right before going to sleep.
It is important that a pattern is developed in this case and the child will learn to urinate at a specific
hour in the evening. This method, combined with low liquid quantities consumed in the evening, has
some of the best results in reducing bed wetting at night.
Bed wetting solutions - diapers
Although the actual urinating process can't be stopped, its effects may be reduced if the child wears a
diaper. The diaper eliminates all the problems that affect the parents: having to change bed sheets every
morning and it also helps the child sleep better and wake up in a dry bed.
Older children might be against wearing a diaper, as they feel they are too old for that, so a simple
change of term - from "diaper" to "night protection" is preferable. As an extra protection method,
parents should also have protective plastic sheets because diapers are not 100% leak absorbents.
The radical approach to bed wetting - medications
Using medication to reduce nigh time urination is one of the most radical bed wetting solutions and, in
most cases, the most effective as well. Treatments with medication such as anticholinergics,
desmopressin or imipramine are often used to solve bed wetting problems.
While such drugs have high success rates, parents should also remember that they are chemical and
hormonal substances, and long-term usage may lead to unwanted side effects. As far as bed wetting
medication is concerned, the opinions are varied, many parents trying to avoid this solution at all costs
and teach the child to deal with the problem on their own.
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