Bedwetting is a frustrating problem to endure, and 5 year old bedwetting problems can be a hard concept to deal with for many parents because most bedwetting is over and done with after the age of 5 years. It is considered to be problem bedwetting if your child is still wetting their bed at night at the age of 5 years.
What to do about your 5 year old's bedwetting?
A common approach for most parents of bedwetting 5 year old's will be to do some research on the internet and to look for advice on the first steps to take. Before we get to our recommendations, let's look at why your 5 year old will be wetting their bed.
Why does your 5 year old actually suffer enuresis?
At the age of 5 years, your bedwetting child will be experiencing, most likely, the typical traits of very deep sleep and over production of urine at night time. Contrary to belief, it is not too much to drink at night that stops your 5 year old from having a dry night – so don't be tempted to cut drinks to them. Heavy sleep is combined with a lack of the right amount of a hormone that signals the brain to produce less urine at night when the bladder is full. The result is producing too much urine and failing to wake, with the result that they wet the bed during sleep.
Bedwetting in 5 year old's is often genetic
Another factor underlying why your 5 year old child wets the bed is if you or the child's other parent was a bedwetting sufferer also. Bedwetting is genetic, and if your 5 year old is still wetting their bed try to remember back and decide if you also wet your bed at a young age. But remember, it can skip generations and often may not be talked about, and so just because you or the other parent was not a bedwetter, this does not rule out genetics. However, knowing that the underlying mechanism causing bedwetting is genetic, can help parents to understand and come to grips with the fact that their child is not bedwetting on purpose – it is beyond their control.