Because bedwetting is such a taboo subject and a problem that parents and children rarely speak about to other people (because let’s face – it’s embarrassing enough already without your child knowing that other people know about their bedwetting), a vacuum develops and naturally that gets filled with a variety of myths and misconceptions about bedwetting.
These are rarely intentional, but instead are just a result of lack of information and lack of understanding about why bedwetting happens and what to do about it.
Believing in any of these myths can lead to blaming a child for their bedwetting. And this is the last thing we want or need to be doing.
No one is to blame for the problem of bedwetting. A child shouldn’t be made to feel like they’ve done something wrong.
Any family who has a child or teen who is wetting the bed, just wants the problem to go away. But we can rarely wish away bedwetting.
By understanding it, you can take action that stops it. But first, let’s get the misconceptions out of the way so you can move forward with the facts and the realities of nocturnal enuresis whether it be in a young child, a teenager, or even in adults.
Here are some of the most frequent bedwetting myths and mistakes you might come across: