Is my child causing their bedwetting?
Now, this is so important for any parent to understand. Bedwetting is not your child’s fault. At this point in your child’s journey you probably already know this, but there’s so many parents out there with little to no knowledge of why their child is wetting their bed.
There also seems to be limited information out there and a lack of understanding of where to find the relevant information, trusted information about bedwetting in children.
While the majority of parents don’t get angry at their child for wetting the bed, there is evidence of a link with child punishment, including physical abuse, by parents or their carers. Some parents don’t consider bedwetting as a significant medical problem, and some believe the major causes of their child’s bedwetting is a result of laziness, defiance, behaviour problems or attention seeking.
There could be many factors in play as to why your child is wetting their bed. Basically, no one knows for sure what causes bedwetting, but various factors may play a role. It’s also thought to happen because of a delay in the development, in at least one of the following 3 areas at night time:
However, not all children have problems in all these 3 areas. And the causes can vary greatly between children. Every child is different, so one can not assume a cause just because that was another child’s cause of their bedwetting.
I cover the causes of bedwetting in greater detail in my other articles and courses.
So to recap, your child is not the cause of their bedwetting and there can be many factors as to why they are wetting the bed at night.