Behavioural therapy

  • Parents wake the child during the night
  • Bladder control (suppression of the natural reflex to pass water)
  • No drinks before going to bed (strongly disputed)
  • Requires ongoing support from a specialist


  • Missing hormone is supplied through a nasal spray or in tablet form
  • Successful during the application phase
  • High relapse rate after discontinuation of medication

Mechanical devices

  • Alarm system in trousers or in underlay: it reacts to the flow of urine and wakes the child
  • Permits home therapy, without side effects
  • High success rate (80%)

Discuss the best therapy possibility for your child with your doctor.