Learning to use the toilet is a natural process that occurs when children are old enough to control their Reference bladder Opens New Window muscles and to know when they are about to wet. It is normal for young children to have accidental Reference bed-wettings Opens New Window while they are learning to control their bladders.
If you are teaching your child to use the toilet, be patient. Some children are slower than others in gaining complete bladder control. Stay positive and encouraging, and learn about the normal development of bladder control. For more information, see the topic Reference Toilet Training.
You can help prevent or reduce bed-wetting by limiting your child's fluid intake in the evenings. Do not give any drinks containing caffeine, such as cola or tea. Also, remind your child at bedtime that he or she should get up at night to use the bathroom if needed.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 24, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics