Both notions are wrong. Truly, most of what parents and even many pediatricians believe about toileting troubles is not based i n fact. Reality: Most children wet the bed because their rectums are clogged with poop. The hard, bulging poop mass presses against the bladder, compromising its capacity and irritating the nerves feeding it.
What Every Parent Should Know About Bedwetting, Accidents, and Potty Training
Children who soil or wet themselves for parents and carers | Royal College of Psychiatrists
Some children who have daytime wetting also wet the bed. Learn more about bed-wetting. About 3 to 4 percent of children between the ages of 4 and 12 have daytime wetting. It is most common among young school-aged children. Many children who have daytime urine accidents have a parent or other relative who did, too. Other common causes of daytime wetting include:. The most important thing you can do is be patient and understanding.
All children with daytime wetting should see a doctor who has experience with children's problems. There are many causes of daytime wetting but dysfunctional voiding is the most common problem - 'voiding' means doing wee passing urine. Children with daytime wetting feel the urge at the last minute and may suddenly show holding postures or may 'curtsey' using their heel to stop the flow of wee. When they get to the toilet, the outlet valve may not relax fully. This stops the bladder from emptying fully.