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What can I do to protect the mattress if my child has a problem with bedwetting?

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Use a zip-up waterproof mattress cover, so pee won’t reach the mattress. There are also waterproof pads to go between the sheets and blanket. After a wet night, you’ll only have to wash the pad, not the bedsheets.

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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