Psychological Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents

Bedwetting (Enuresis)

Bedwetting (Enuresis)

Enuresis, or urinary incontinence, is the term for daytime or nighttime wetting. It can either be intentional or involuntary. Although the age when bladder control is achieved varies, most children no longer wet the bed by age 5 or 6. Occasional accidents are common; however, wetting is considering clinically significant when it occurs at least twice a week for three consecutive months. Enuresis is more common in boys than girls.

Helpful Websites

Medline Plus
American Academy of Pediatrics
Family Doctor
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Books for Parents & Caregivers

Getting to Dry: How to Help Your Child Overcome Bedwetting
By Max Maizels

A Parent’s Guide to Bedwetting Control: A Step-by-Step Method
By Nathan Azrin & Victoria Besalel

No More Bedwetting: How to Help Your Child Stay Dry
By Samuel J. Arnold

Books for Children & Teens

Sammy the Elephant & Mr. Camel
By Joyce C. Mills & Richard J. Crowley


Bedwetting (Parents SA)