The Bladder Is A Big Muscle, Let’s Put It To Good Use
Bladder Control Development
1. Recognize that they need to urinate
2. Hold their urine until they are seated on the toilet
3. Release urine
Nighttime bladder control is usually the last step in the development of both bladder and bowel control. This makes sense, as the child must learn to wake to the brain telling them that their bladder is full and requires a trip to the bathroom.
When Will My Child Gain Control Of Their Bladder?
Exercises To Improve Bladder Control
- While your child is urinating, have them stop and start the flow up to five times. These exercises help your child recognize that they do have control over their bladders if they focus on it.
- Encourage your child to hold their urine for just an extra 10 to 15 minutes after the initial urge to urinate occurs. This will improve bladder control and increase bladder capacity.