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Is bedwetting something my child can control?

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Bedwetting isn’t something your child can control.

If you feel angry or frustrated because you have a wet bed to clean up yet again, don’t direct your feelings toward your child. He likely feels bad about it, and he didn’t do it on purpose.

You probably shouldn't praise him the nights he stays dry, either.

Save praise for things he can control.

From: 9 Tips to Handle Your Child’s Bedwetting WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on September 26, 2016

Medically Reviewed on 09/26/2016

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: “Bedwetting (Nocturnal enuresis).”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Waking up dry: Helping your child overcome bedwetting.” “Bedwetting.”

National Kidney Foundation: “Questions kids ask.”    

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Enuresis (bed-wetting).”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, “Bedwetting.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on September 26, 2016

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: “Bedwetting (Nocturnal enuresis).”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Waking up dry: Helping your child overcome bedwetting.” “Bedwetting.”

National Kidney Foundation: “Questions kids ask.”    

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Enuresis (bed-wetting).”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, “Bedwetting.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on September 26, 2016

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