Understand your options

There are treatments that may help your child conquer bedwetting

The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends that if your child starts wetting their bed after previously being dry for more than 6 months, you should seek advice from your doctor. You should also talk to your doctor if your child:

  • Is concerned or upset by bedwetting
  • Is having daytime accidents
  • Has other symptoms, such as a frequent need to pee or a burning sensation
  • Is still wetting past 5 to 6 years of age

There are different options that can help manage bedwetting, such as:

  • Behavioural options, such as alarms and reward systems, which can be effective
  • Diet or lifestyle changes, such as limiting fluid intake
  • Medications
  • Naturally based treatments

Your doctor will need to perform a physical exam on your child and take a thorough medical history. This is needed to help your doctor understand the possible root of the problem and decide on the right course of action.

Treatment can have a positive effect on your child’s self-esteem. Talk to your doctor about all of your options.

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