Most children will be able to sleep through the night without bedwetting from the age of 3. However, it is recommended to wait until the child turns 5 years old before considering it a nocturnal enuresis disorder and going ahead with a treatment.
Parents must ask themselves the following question before considering this a real bedwetting disorder:
Is this situation really bothering my child?
– If the answer is “NO”, parents should wait until their child shows signs that he/she wants to do something about it.
– If the answer is “YES”, parents should take action to try to help their child going through this uncomfortable situation.
Because of genetic conditions, chances of nocturnal enuresis are real and a bedwetting alarm treatment becomes a possible solution that is completely safe.
Regarding the costs associated with the alarm treatment, it is often more advantageous than you think to engage in such a treatment rather than waiting and continuing to pay for night time absorbent underwear and other costs associated with repeatedly having to wash bed sheets.
At this point, the decision is yours and you may want to consider all the possibilities before making the right decision.
Diurnal and nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) is usually transmitted by genetically.