Your pediatrician will be an important part of dealing with bedwetting. However, since medical health professionals are so busy today, you will want to make sure that you approach your child’s physician in a way that ensures maximum cooperation. Here are some tips that can help you communicate with your child’s pediatrician in a way that will ensure better treatment options for your child: Keep a diary One of the best ways you can help your doctor treat your child is to keep...

If your child wets the bed, you will want to try behavior modification first. However, for some children who wet the bed frequently, there are medication options available. Before deciding to give your child medication, carefully weigh the risks and advantages, as many medications or drugs have side effects: DDAVP (Desmopressin Acetate) can help some children DDAVP is a medication that can help some children stop wetting the bed. This medication works by reducing the amount of...

Behavior modification simply means that you train your child or teach your child to wake up in time to go to the bathroom. Behavior modification is considered the most effective way to help a child with bedwetting, as it actually teaches a child to wake up “in time” rather than just treating the symptoms of bedwetting. Parents should not take “behavior modification” to mean that bedwetting is a behavioral problem that needs rigorous correction to fix. Nothing could be...

When bedwetting becomes a problem in your home, what do you do? Often times when a child is wetting his or her bed, the reason is due either to an undiagnosed medical condition or due to psychological effects. As a parent, you will want to find out what is happening with your child so that you can stop bedwetting. Unfortunately, there are things that prevent many parents from trying to determine what causes their child’s bed wetting. Some of the things that stop parents from...

As a parent it can be a very frustrating time for both you and your spouse to know when to start potty training your child. Toilet training before your child is ready can be a frustrating and frequently disappointing experience. Before a child can be potty trained they need a certain amount emotional maturity and physical control. Most specialists suggest that training should begin when the child is between two and three years of age. The exact age will depend on the child and...

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