Bed wetting is a condition where a person, usually a child, wets their bed during sleep as they fail to wake up to empty their bladder.

Causes of bed wetting

  • A child’s bladder might be too small. Or the amount of urine produced overnight can be more than the bladder can hold.
  • Genetics plays a part in bed wetting as some children take longer to learn bladder control.
  • Stress can also be a factor.
  • Children should not be punished for wetting the bed.
  • They don’t do it on purpose, and most outgrow it.

If bed wetting continues after the child is over 7 years old or older and wets the bed more than two or three times in a week, it is time to seek help.

Somethings that can help include bedwetting alarms, bladder training, and medicines might help with the bedwetting.


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