Daytime Wetting

Renee Warmbrodt, RN, MSN, CPNP, in pediatric urology discusses daytime wetting.

Talk about daytime wetting.

Daytime wetting is one of the most socially concerning and impactful events that happens for children of all ages. In the younger children, it’s a parental concern versus the older children where it’s a more personal concern. We really work with those children to set up behavior modification with healthy voiding habits. We make sure that there’s appropriate bladder emptying, that the kids are taking their time when they go pee, and that they’re not waiting all day at school or evening because they are uncomfortable using the bathroom. We make bathroom and toileting behaviors very normal. Then, we can use supportive measures like physical therapy when needed to relearn how those muscles work to make sure that they are emptying effectively.