Patient Comments: Urinary Incontinence in Children - Nighttime

Question:

Please discuss your child's symptoms and experience with nighttime incontinence. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Boymom, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 30

My son was toilet trained at 2.5 years and would be dry overnight. After 4 years he started bedwetting. By 5 he was wetting nearly every night. Even if I woke him to use the toilet. One day I went past a chiropractor office and noticed they had a note about helping with bedwetting. I took him for an assessment and treatment. The following two weeks he wet the bed only once. I took him for further treatment. The message was now getting to his brain that the bladder is full, and to wake up and go to toilet.

Comment from: Singingshooz, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 21

My 7 year old started having daytime accidents within this year and that sometimes includes her bowel movements. When I ask her, she says she doesn't feel like she needs to go. This seems to be a daily occurrence, multiple times a day. I had a similar issue as a child and was never evaluated. I worry for her and how she deals with having an accident when she's at school.

Comment from: Worriedmom, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 26

My 7 year old has started checking his pants/underwear for wetness. It happens 10 times a day (he does it at school, he tells me). Although, he never actually urinates on himself. He just gets the sensation that he is about to urinate. He checks and he is dry. Sometimes, he will find a dribble. And I mean a small little drop is what is found 99 percent of the time. He was potty-trained at 2 years, 6 months old. He hasn't had a problem since, until now. Same stressors in our lives, no new school or new people around.

Comment from: Mommyof2, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 01

I have an 11 year old daughter and the bed wetting started a year ago. I am unsure of anything that could've triggered it however as to why she is now having these problems. She has been potty trained since she was two and she claims that she doesn't realize she has to go. I remember having dreams of being on the toilet and I've asked her if she is having those very dreams and she says no. It is very frustrating and time consuming to deal with every morning. I am scared for her to go on overnight visits with my friends and/or her friends and I have to clean her bed constantly. I may need to layer her bed with something to protect the mattress as what I have goes through.

Comment from: magsmoma, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 27

My 9 year old will not wake up to go to the bathroom during the night when she is sleeping, I wake her when I go to, but this is still not enough to prevent some bed wetting. This upsets her and I know it isn't her fault, she just doesn't wake up, and as she gets older, I really thought this would stop or she would be able to control her bladder at night, so a friend informed me there may be a medicine I can request for her. She is starting to go through puberty and it is time for something to give.

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