A lot of children and teenagers wet the bed. While urination is an involuntary act for infants and young children, bladder control is something that most kids learn by age four. Daytime control comes first followed by the ability to control urine flow at night.

Bedwetting or Enuresis is usually the result of faulty toilet training or increased fluid intake. There are some psychological reasons behind this phenomenon as the child may be feeling disturbed, insecure, dependent, and frightened or be under pressure. Sometimes it so happens that a child is very normal and it is the parents that may require guidance.

Bedwetting is known to be more common in males than females. The crucial aspect is to accumulate details of the family history of a similar problem and analyze the causes behind Enuresis.

The following are five simple steps recommended by pediatrician Dr. Kent Amstutz, to help your kid rid of the habit:

1) Ensure that the child empties her bladder at least once before retiring to bed each night. Make this a regular habit with the child.

2) Discourage children drinking water or any other fluids just before bedtime. Teach your child to avoid drinking excessive amounts of water during the two hours before bedtime.

3) Improve access to the bathroom. Put a nightlight in the hallway and bathroom or place a portable toilet in your child's bedroom.

4) Make it a point that you remind your child to get up when he or she has to urinate. Cultivate this habit in your child slowly, by gently encouraging her to get up.

5) Wake your child up at a specific time each night, such as your own bedtime. Or you can ask your child to keep an alarm clock to wake up three to four hours after going to bed.