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The cause of bedwetting

Does your child still regularly wet the bed? Bedwetting occurs in about 5-10% of elementary school children, and the biggest culprit is constipation! This is often difficult to recognize, especially if your child poops daily. But the important thing is what your child poops and not THAT your child poops.

Bedwetter in the house?

Super annoying for you as a parent and especially for your child if he or she is a bedwetter. It is often thought that bedwetting is a behavioral problem, but it is not. So rewarding or punishing then doesn't help either. But then what is it? 9 times out of 10 constipation the big culprit.

Bedwetting x constipation

How so. Due to the accumulation of poop, overfilled colon and dilation of the rectum (where the poop is kept), the bladder becomes compressed. This reduces bladder function and function. Bladder urge changes, your child may have (bedtime) pee accidents or have to do small puddles all the time.

Medical problem?

Very occasionally there is a medical problem at play; 1% of bedwetters appear to have an underlying anatomical/medical problem. Think epilepsy, sleep apnea/snoring or no reduction in nighttime urine production. Your child may also be suffering from a urinary tract/bladder infection.

Bladder medication...

Sometimes medication is given for bedwetting, but it may not be effective. This may be because the side effect of this medication is constipation and if constipation was already the culprit, it is a waste of time. So always rule out constipation before using medication.

Sensitive children

Children with autism, ADHD or high-sensitivity are often tense during the day due to stimuli, stress moments (negative and positive) and then show retention behavior with constipation. This can already be detrimental to bedwetting. But they also process all their experiences at night and then let go completely....

Sleeping too deeply?

That your child sleeps too deeply, so the brain does not transmit a signal to urinate is not true. After all, there are also children who sleep deeply who do not wake up and do not urinate in their beds. Do you think an underdeveloped or immature bladder is the problem? From the age of 4, the bladder is mature in a healthy child.

Some tips

Do not leave your child in the puddle or ignore bedwetting. That will make your child feel bad. Always check medical causes, check your child's pooping regarding constipation, tell your child that bedwetting is not his or her fault, show understanding, give acknowledgement and look for possible stress from your child.

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