Many kids and parents don’t feel comfortable talking about bedwetting, even with a pediatrician. What causes bedwetting and how can you cure it?
The Causes of Bedwetting
Bedwetting has a number of causes, all of which relate to the development of the body and the brain. Young children have smaller bladders that hold less urine. Furthermore, in many children the part of the brain that suppresses certain activities during sleep (like walking or urinating) is not fully developed. This underdevelopment in the brain is thought to be the reason kids don’t wake up when their bladder sends a signal to their brain during deep sleep. Pediatricians caution parents never to get angry at a child for wetting the bed. They simply have no control over it. It is not a sign of mental or physical problems as some people believe.