Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, refers to the unintentional passage of urine during sleep. Enuresis is the medical term for wetting, whether in the clothing during the day or in bed at night. Another name for enuresis is urinary incontinence.

For infants and young children, urination is involuntary. Wetting is normal for them. Most children achieve some degree of bladder control by 4 years of age. Daytime control is usually achieved first, while nighttime control comes later. The age at which bladder control is expected varies considerably. Though children naturally gain bladder control at night, they do so at different ages. From 5 to 7 million kids wet the bed some or most nights -- with twice as many boys wetting their bed as girls. After age 5, about 15% of children continue to wet the bed, and by age 10, 95% of children are dry at night.

Some parents expect dryness at a very early age, while others not until much later. Such a time line may reflect the culture and attitudes of the parents and caregivers.Factors that affect the age at which wetting is considered a problem include the following:

  • The child’s gender: Bedwetting is more common in boys.
  • The child’d development and maturity
  • The child’s overall physical and emotional health. Chronic illness and/or emotional and physical abuse may predispose to bedwetting.

Bedwetting is a very common problem.That secrecy about bedwetting makes the situation tougher for kids and parents alike. Ninety percent of kids think they're the only ones who wet the bed, which makes them feel even worse. Wet beds leave bad feelings all around. Frustrated parents sometimes conclude a child is wetting the bed out of laziness. Kids worry there's something wrong with them -- especially when teasing siblings chime in. Fear of wetting the bed at a friend's sleepover can create social awkwardness. Parents must realize that enuresis is involuntary. The child who wets the bed needs parental support and reassurance. Bedwetting is a treatable condition.

For some, bedwetting may be an inevitable part of growing up, but it doesn’t have to be traumatic. Understanding bed-wetting’s causes is the first step to dealing with this common childhood problem. Several devices, treatments, and techniques have been developed to help these children stay dry at night.

Homoeopathy for Bedwetting:

Many parents prefer homeopathic treatments over conventional drugs because they are safer, gentler and children respond a lot quicker if treated through homeopathy. Based on the “Constitutional Approach”, homeopathic treatment treats the medical condition within its root level, which enhances the bedwetting child’s resistance.They prevent unwanted contractions of the bladder, thus suppressing involuntary urination. Also, homeopathic remedies reduce anxiety which is known to be among one of the potential reasons for secondary nocturnal enuresis, and naturally treat bed wetting without distracting the endocrine system. Homeopathic pills are sweeter in taste, which makes them much more preferred and accepted by kids.