Bladder control through Potty Training

The control over the bladder activity


Infants who grow up not diaper-free, empty their bladder involuntarily about twentytimes a day. From the sixth month of life, the intervals between the discharge are getting longer and longer. With an average of 2.5 years, children feel perceive consciously, that the bladder is full.


Keep so the retention of urine requires the tension of the sphincter and pelvic floor muscles. Most children around the age of three completely dominate the occasional retention of urinethat is, but not necessarily, that they can be completely cleanor want to.


Between the second and third birthday, about half of all children will be dry during the day. Another 40% make it up to their fourth birthday. The remaining 10% are daytime diaper-free then typically up to the fifth birthday. The following graph shows the development of bladder control during the day:


Graphic bladder control during the day
Proportion of carol cline potty training in 3 days children in % who have daytime bladder control
(Please specify of the age in months)
Source: “baby years” of Remo Largo


Nocturnal bladder control evolved mostly a few months delay:


Graphic bladder control during the night
Proportion of children in % that night have bladder control
(Please specify of the age in months)
Source: “baby years” of Remo Largo


Frequent enuresis is completely normal during the clean becoming some childrenmake it though to be dry overnight, most have some Bizzy mishaps but over time. At the age of 5 years, approximately 5% of girls and 10% of boys pass through nighttime accidents.


Aged between six and 16 years, even about 640,000 children in Germany wet up at night. This happens regularly after the age of 5 years, is called the “Bedwetting” according to WHO it is disease a treatment when the child wets up at least two days amonth and organic or medical causes have been excluded.


Most common cause is a genetic disorder of maturation of the central nervous system, in which the hormonal regulation of a certain hormone is disturbed, which affects the water balance in the body. We distinguish between a primary and a secondaryenuresis is a primary, if the child was still never day or night dry, so always at night wet,the secondary is, when the child was dry already more than six months and is now backsliding. The secondary enuresis is usually mentally caused or caused by a urinary condition. You can check here more about the treatment options.

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