TREATMENT: Doing nothing or punishing the child are both common responses to bedwetting. Neither helps. Parents should reassure the child that bedwetting is common and can be helped. Start by making sure that the child goes to the bathroom at normal times during the day and evening and does not hold urine for long periods of time. Also, bedwetting alarms are another method that can be used along with reward systems. The alarms are small and readily available without a prescription at many stores. The alarm wakes the child or parent when the child starts to urinate, so the child can get up and use the bathroom. Alarm training can take several months to work properly, but bedwetting alarms have a high success rate if used consistently. (SOURCE:

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