child bed wetting

Bed-Wetting is a Frustrating – but Normal – Stage of Development

Children who wet the bed do so because they are not physically capable of staying dry through the night. And unless they have other symptoms, it is almost always completely normal. That doesn’t make it any less frustrating for children and their parents, however.

An article from, Bed-Wetting in Kids: Why it Happens and What to Do, offers some practical tips to help your child stop wetting the bed.

  1. Make sure your child isn’t scared to go to the bathroom at night
  2. Encourage your child to drink more in the day and less closer to bedtime
  3. Make sure he or she always goes to the bathroom before bed
  4. Make sure your child is going to the bathroom regularly throughout the day

If bed-wetting causes a great deal of stress for your child, is accompanied by other symptoms, or begins after a long period of remaining dry at night, it is time to talk to your child’s doctor. In the meantime, the best thing you can do is offer your child encouragement, sympathy, and understanding.

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