The ABC’s of Bedwetting: D

The complete bedwetting dictionary: D


☀️ Diapers

Using diapers suppresses any motivation by the child to become dry. For treating bedwetting, using diapers is not recommended, because the message delivered by the parents to the child is that they anticipate bedwetting accidents, and that they do not expect their child to cope and overcome the bedwetting problem. In other words, diapers might seem like a somewhat convenient way to handle bedwetting, but using them is an incorrect approach to dealing with the issue.

☀️ Dribbling during the day

Some children who experience bedwetting also suffer from involuntary discharges during the day. Typically, this occurs in children between the ages of four and eight.

Children commonly dribble when they are engaged in activities that require concentration (e.g., watching TV, playing computer games). Instead of responding to the bladder’s signal, the child relaxes the sphincter muscle, begins to urinate, then immediately stops. Wet spots are left on the child’s clothes as a result of this behavior.

☀️ Dribbling during sleep

In sleep dribbling, the bladder signals are not recognized by the child, which causes the sphincter to relax. In response, the child begins urinating, which is stopped by contracting the sphincter muscle. Since the liquid doesn’t reach the sheet, it results in a wet spot on the child’s pants.

As the child corrects himself through stopping the flow of urination, sleep dribbling is quite positive, since the child’s subconscious restraint mechanism is partially functioning.