Most children are toilet trained around the age of two or three. Before they start kindergarten, they have learned bladder control. During toilet training there are sometimes accidents. After all, growing up is something you do through trial and error.
Many children, even as they get older, still suffer from wetting their pants. They do not (yet) have sufficient control over their sphincters and bladder.

If your child has accidentally wet itself, there is a good chance that others will see or smell it. The reactions often have a negative impact on your child's self-confidence - and therefore the development.
What can you do if your child suffers from daytime wetting?

Daytime wetting: Just the age or different cause?

Daytime wetting is very normal at a young age. Often the toilet training comes when it comes. Certain signs will show your child is ready and has reached this stage. They fiddle with their diaper when it is wet, or stand in a corner when they have to go to the bathroom.

But daytime wetting can also have various causes, especially at an older age (4+):

  • Stress or tension;
    for example at the start of a new school year, around holidays or during an unpleasant/sad event.
  • Ignoring or delaying;
    In general children often find it difficult to listen to their body. They forget to go to the bathroom when they are playing or busy. Your child may feel that it has to urinate, but ignores this.
  • Physical problems;
    For example, your child may suffer from a urinary tract infection, an overactive bladder or may use the pelvic muscles incorrectly. If in doubt, always contact your doctor.

Especially for older children, daytime wetting becomes a really annoying problem. Both for parents and for the children themselves. They can be bullied about it, which can seriously dent their self-confidence. It is therefore important for your child to solve the daytime wetting problem.

Problems with toilet training

During toilet training, most children still regularly have wetting accidents. It can also happen that these accidents develop into a problem. Of children between the ages of four and seven, almost 10% still regularly suffer from daytime wetting. At twelve years of age this is still more than two percent. Many children are disappointed by this, it can make them insecure or it leads to bullying.

Solutions in case of daytime wetting

Daytime wetting is annoying for you as a parent, but especially for your child. They are often ashamed of it. If you really want to help your child, it is better not to get angry. Punishing your child or getting angry is counterproductive. Your child will become stressed and this will make it even more difficult to avoid wetting accidents. Rewards are possible, but keep it small and fun. Therefore, try to increase self-confidence.

Fortunately, there are various tools that can help your child get toilet trained.

  • Reminder watch --> Timed voiding creates structure and regularity in your child's urination behavior.
  • Absorbent underwear--> Fashionable underwear which masks minor wetting accidents and makes it possible to practice without a diaper.
  • Daytime wetting alarm --> When your child starts to urinate the first drops of urine will activate an alarm.