These kids were told that it was all in their heads, that they were psychologically disturbed. When you find something new that actually works, that makes a difference, it’s quite spectacular - Dr. Sean O’Regan
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When Bedwetting Isn’t an ‘Accident’
As a pediatric urologist, I know that, as The Times reported recently, the popular laxative Miralax isn’t (gasp!) F.D.A.-approved for children. I still prescribe it daily. I believe Miralax’s active ingredient (polyethylene glycol 3350, or PEG) is safe for kids. The problem isn’t overuse in children; it’s underuse.
Of course children should eat fruits and veggies instead of fries and chicken nuggets; Miralax is no solution to the constipating effects of junk food. But what folks don’t realize is that along with childhood obesity, childhood constipation is epidemic. A stool-stuffed rectum, encroaching upon the bladder, is the main cause of bedwetting, accidents, urinary frequency…
Don’t Assume Your Child Will Outgrow Bedwetting
Virtually every bedwetting patient in my clinic was assured by a pediatrician or urologist that on some magical day in the future, he or she would wake up dry, never to wet the bed again.
Bed-wetting in children: A guide for the science-minded parent
Bed-wetting in children, also known as nocturnal enuresis, is a hassle and an embarrassment. But it’s not a rare problem.
Bed-wetting in older children and young adults is common and treatable
Bed-wetting is surprisingly common in older children and young adults. Lack of public awareness and stigma associated with bed-wetting means few seek professional help despite successful treatments being available.
Parents, I cannot stress enough that this is a time when you have to be there and support your child. Your child is not at fault for wetting his bed; it’s a developmental delay beyond his control.
Dry Nights, At Last! What Finally Worked for My Bedwetter
Research shows that medication is not as effective as a bed alarm. And age 6 is a good time to start using an alarm; younger children don't respond very well. So my husband and I geared ourselves up for what an alarm would mean for all of us. Put simply: bad sleep, and a lot of laundry, for the next several months.
Introducing M.O.P.: The Very Best Way to Resolve Bedwetting and Accidents
A medical practice is just that: a practice. We doctors don’t have all the answers, and it is only through research and experience with patients that we are able to keep improving treatments until we figure out what works. And what works for one patient may not work for another. So we keep tinkering. I’ve been tinkering with treatments for bedwetting and accidents for about a decade, and I’ve settled on a regimen that fixes these problems in most children.
Magnetic stimulation effective in reducing bed-wetting
Researchers now report that repetitive sacral root magnetic stimulation can reduce the frequency of nighttime bed-wetting and improve quality-of-life for sufferers.
Primitive Reflexes: Bedwetting – Why Your Child Wets the Bed or Wears Pull-ups after Age 5
As parents, we are all too familiar with the potty training process and how grueling it can be sometimes. Those frustrating trial runs with underwear versus diapers, frequent runs to the bathroom, and accidents that seem to happen at the most inopportune moments, not to mention one of the worst parts of the potty training experience, bedwetting. Although this part of the developmental process can be challenging, for most kids, potty training and bedwetting are usually under control between the ages of three and five. However, this is not always the case for all children.
The Only Reliable Bedwetting Treatment Finally Gets Its Due
Only when Dr. Hodges went digging in the medical library did he find his “discovery” had already been discovered — 30 years earlier by Dr. O’Regan, a pediatric nephrologist practicing in Canada.
The Real Reason Your Kid Wets the Bed
Accidents and bed-wetting have the same root cause: chronically holding poop or pee or both. A rectal poop mass squishes the bladder and messes with its nerves; holding pee thickens the bladder wall, shrinking the bladder’s capacity to hold urine and triggering hiccuplike contractions. The upshot: wet undies and bed sheets.
To Treat Bed-Wetting, Healthy Doses of Patience
But what may be most surprising about primary nocturnal enuresis, to use the clinical term for urinary incontinence in a child who does fine by day but has never been reliably dry through the night, is that it is often genetically based. In other words, it is not about emotional problems, or mistakes a parent made during potty training, or laziness, which some still attribute to the bed-wetter himself.
Yes, Enemas are Safe for Children — And They Work Better Than MiraLAX
When I explain that enemas are the express route to solving bedwetting, accidents, and UTIs — more effective than MiraLAX and Ex-Lax and infinitely better than fiber gummies (which don’t work at all) — I get three responses: 1.) But aren’t enemas dangerous for a child? 2.) But can’t we try MiraLAX first? 3.) But my kid will never allow enemas!
When Bedwetting Isn’t an ‘Accident’
Accidents and bedwetting are often dismissed with excuses like, “kids get busy and forget to go” or “he’s a deep sleeper.” But these notions are wrong, and doctors who encourage them — or who underuse laxatives when treating toilet troubles — do children a disservice.
5 Tips For Battling Child Bedwetting
The problem affects roughly 15 percent of children under the age of five. Boys tend to wet the bed more often than girls do, and many older children who wet the bed have one parent that wet the bed as a child. The exact cause of bedwetting is still a mystery. However, there is one thing that experts agree on: bedwetting is not the child’s fault.
5 Ways to Disagree With Your Doctor About Bedwetting Treatment
Enemas are not a popular bedwetting treatment — no question there! And X-raying children for constipation is not a common practice. It’s tough for me to persuade my own colleagues that enemas work much better than MiraLAX and that X-rays are warranted for enuresis patients.
50 Shades of Sleep: Dealing with Bed Wetting
There can be many reasons that can contribute to this problem, but often it is a matter of the child being a deep sleeper. Studies support the notion that bedwetters often sleep soundly and are difficult to arouse so that the bladder signals are ignored because of deep sleep.
6 Damaging Myths About Bedwetting and Accidents
Following are six damaging yet extremely common myths about children who wet or poop in their pants. When adults buy into these myths, kids miss out on treatments that will actually fix their problems. Worse, children absorb blame and feel shame for medical problems that are in no way their fault.
Support and solutions for enuresis & encopresis.
Renee Mercer is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in the treatment of children with enuresis, or bedwetting. She sees children with bedwetting and daytime wetting in her private practice, Enuresis Associates, in Elkridge, Md. Renee has more than 20 years of experience in pediatrics and developed her interest in enuresis after appreciating the great unmet needs of children with bedwetting.
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Some factors are thought to make bedwetting worse or more likely. Some of these factors are always there; others may tip the balance in some children on some nights.
Bedwetting (also called nighttime or nocturnal enuresis) is a common childhood problem. Children learn to control daytime urination as they become aware of their bladder filling. Once this occurs, the child then learns to consciously control and coordinate his or her bladder. This generally occurs by four years of age. Nighttime bladder control usually takes longer and is not expected until a child is between five and seven years old.
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Last Updated : Monday, January 29, 2018