4 Year Old Bed Wetting

There are many factors involved in children bed wetting. The first factor to remember is that boys are statistically more likely to continue bed wedding up until the age of 5 than girls. By 4 years old most girls have broken this habit although some will still bed wet up until the age of five. Because of these differences it is important to carefully consider what actions you can take against bed wetting of 4 year olds. Irregular sleep cycles, underdeveloped bladder muscles and serious illness are 3 of the possible causes of bed wetting for girls in this age group, and they should be carefully considered by your doctor. Only after considering these three serious causes can bed wetting treatment methods be used. By the age of 5 years, many bed wetting children will be diagnosed with primary nocturnal enuresis. Your family doctor will be able to make this diagnosis and perhaps make some suggestions about how to tackle the problem and help lower the frustration and the amount of work involved in handling bed wetting accidents. Parents often blame their own parenting skills when a child experiences these sorts of problems, but they are rarely at fault. Both physical and psychological causes can be the reason behind the bed wetting. Even simple things like to many liquids consumed too late at night, or the child drinking diuretic beverages such as cola or coffee can have an effect. A child that is nervous or stressed is more likely to have a bed wetting problem. It is important that the parents do not pass on their own irritation, frustration or anger towards the children as this can make the problem worse. Children at this age are all to aware of the embarrassment and shame caused by their bed wetting.

A bet wetting alarm is one of the tools available to the parents to help combat bed wetting at this age. The alarm has two advantages. The first is that it enables any incidences of bed wetting to be handled hygienically allowing the child to sleep through the remainder of the night in a clean bed. Secondly and perhaps more importantly it helps the child to develop a pattern of waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. Another tool available is diapers and plastic sheets that help to limit the amount of cleanup required in the middle of the night due to bed wetting.