For the majority of parents, “Bedwetting” is a problem that is much easier to understand than Daytime Wetting, because the child who suffers with this problem isn’t conscious when it happens. He is sleeping.
So, the child isn’t bedwetting due to laziness, revenge or malice.
But perception is different regarding daytime wetting (diurnal enuresis). This happens when the child is awake and pees in his pants at school or when he is playing and doesn’t want to stop to go to the bathroom.
Daytime Wetting: Misperception?
When it comes to diurnal enuresis, parents are often much less tolerant. They often believe that the child deliberately causes these accidents or it is due to sheer laziness.
In fact, most of the time, parents try to associate this issue with a behavior problem.
From our experience, be advised that that most often this is not the case. Please do not jump to conclusions right away and believe that your child has peed in his pants intentionally to get your attention. It is possible but not frequent.
Think of it like this. Your child is not different from you.
Did you ever have to do something and suddenly you start to feel the need to urinate?
You feel it but you want to finish what you’re doing at the moment. Then you think: “I’ll finish this and I’ll go after.”
What’s happens if you wait before going?
Your sphincter (bladder muscle) is tightening more and more and you will start feeling pain in your bladder.
You lose your concentration gradually until you have no other choice. You have to go.
You can’t escape this, because your sphincter is strong enough to refrain and cause a lot of pain to your bladder, enough to get you to stop what you’re doing to go urinate.
Your child is not different from you or from us. He feels and reacts the same way in this situation.
So why is my child wetting his pants?
The difference is the sphincter (bladder muscle). Your child’s sphincter is probably immature. He feels the urge, but he thinks he can wait and delay a bit, just like you do.
The problem is that the bladder muscle is too weak, and it will loosen instead of tighten more. It is not strong enough yet.
The result is “Daytime wetting”. He is surprised and pees in his pants. Yet, he believed he had enough time to complete what he was doing. But NO, the sphincter is too weak.
The Solution to Daytime Wetting?
The solution is to strengthen his sphincter so that it can refrain and tighten. Then the bladder message will be more powerful and disturbing. Your child will be forced to go to the bathroom.
Treating your child with a bedwetting alarm is the best and the only way to strengthen the sphincter. Medication, homeopathy acupuncture hypnosis and other therapies cannot strengthen muscles and stop daytime wetting (diurnal enuresis).
What about school ?
At school, the child who pees in his pants during classes is often rejected by the others students. And sometimes, even by the teacher who forbids him to go to the bathroom during class because she believes this is an excuse to waste time.
How to end this type of enuresis?
Usually, the child who’s suffering of daytime wetting (diurnal enuresis) is also suffering of nocturnal enuresis.
Treatment against enuresis with bedwetting alarm appears as a winning solution for everyone. Especially for the child, because once the muscle is well trained, the strengthening of the sphincter (bladder muscle) will be beneficial for both day and night issues.
Unless there is a particular problem or an exceptional situation, in all cases, the strengthening of the sphincter that is performed during processing, will stop both bedwetting and daytime wetting.
Finally once this situation is under control, it is not uncommon to see an improvement in the child’s behavior at home and also at school.
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