Bed-Wetting - Treatment Overview
For more information, see:
Bed-Wetting: Should I Do Something About My Child's Bed-Wetting?
What about treatment for daytime wetting?
Accidental daytime wetting may be a normal part of a child's development, or it may
point to a medical condition. Talk to your child's doctor if your child has daytime wetting.
What To Think About
Studies show moisture alarms to
be the most effective single treatment for bed-wetting.
for bed-wetting are usually used in combination with other methods of
treatment. They are not as successful as other treatments in helping children
gain complete bladder control. Medicines may be most helpful in these
- To help older children control bed-wetting
for short periods of time, such as for camp or overnight trips
treat bed-wetting that is related to a stressful event, such as the divorce of
the child's parents or the birth of a sibling
Often a child who has responded successfully to treatment
will begin to wet again after treatment has stopped. But most children who
relapse can be treated successfully with a repeat of the original program,
especially if that program is based on behavior modification, such as using a