Dr. Canon for Scary Mommy: Back to School Anxiety Can Worsen Bedwetting

The start of the school year can cause anxiety for all children, but especially for those who experience bedwetting, or enuresis. The change in sleep patterns and schedules coupled with the emotional toll of bedwetting can create added stress for families during an already stressful time of year.

Vamio Health pediatric urologist Dr. Stephen Canon explains to Scary Mommy that bedwetting that develops suddenly after a six month or longer dry period is considered secondary enuresis. “It typically occurs following some type of stressful event,” Dr. Canon says.

If your child experiences back to school bedwetting, it’s important not to shame them. When they feel supported, the more likely it is you will find a solution to stop bedwetting.

If bedwetting persists and begins to affect their self-esteem, Dr. Canon recommends speaking with your child’s pediatrician or pediatric urologist to discuss bedwetting treatment options.

Read the entire Scary Mommy back to school bedwetting article here.

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