Up to a certain age it is natural for children not to have control over their bladder. However, when a child, according to the adult’s point of view, should already control it’s physiological functions but can’t do it, this is when things start to get difficult.
Children are reluctant to speak about their problem, they clam up, and the parents don’t really know how to handle the whole situation.
What is more, when the parents ask for the doctor’s opinion they are seldom provided with a straightforward advice.
Bladder control and the development of all the necessary body functions and mechanisms are not inborn – one has to learn them. Developing those skills happens gradually as the child grows. Usually at the age of 3–5 this skill should be already established.
Usually a child starts to control its physiological functions during the day. It gradually learns how to hold the urine overnight. The delay in establishing these mechanisms responsible for excretion leads to urination disorders.
The most common reasons of urine loss problem development in children:
Involuntary bedwetting at night is the most common. Learn more about this problem here.