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When should I be worried about my child's bedwetting?

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Alhough many young children wet their beds, most stop by the time they are 4 or 5. Bed-wetting that persists can lead to embarrassment and teasing by peers. If your child is 6 or 7 and still can't stay dry through the night, you should consider speaking to a doctor about bed-wetting treatment. One treatment that helps many children is a bed-wetting alarm.

From: Bed-wetting Alarms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of Minnesota Medical School: "Bed Wetting."

The Nemours Foundation: "Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)."

MedlinePlus: "Bedwetting."

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Online: "Implementing Bedwetting Alarms for Primary Nocturnal Enuresis."

Fallon Community Health Plan: "Bedwetting Alarms for Nocturnal Enuresis."

Evans, J. ''Nocturnal Eneuresis,'' , August 2001.  West J Med.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on October 20, 2018

SOURCES:

University of Minnesota Medical School: "Bed Wetting."

The Nemours Foundation: "Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)."

MedlinePlus: "Bedwetting."

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Online: "Implementing Bedwetting Alarms for Primary Nocturnal Enuresis."

Fallon Community Health Plan: "Bedwetting Alarms for Nocturnal Enuresis."

Evans, J. ''Nocturnal Eneuresis,'' , August 2001.  West J Med.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on October 20, 2018

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