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What causes bedwetting in kids?

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While a small number of bed-wetting cases are due to medical conditions, such as a kidney infection or other urological problems, bed-wetting is most often a developmental issue. Children who wet the bed simply don't "shut off" urine production at night. This ability normally happens around age 5, when bed-wetting will stop on its own for 90% of kids.

From: Sleep Disorders: Bed-Wetting in Kids WebMD Medical Reference

 

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Thiedke, C. April  2003. Am Fam Phys.,

Bed-Wetting in Kids , eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

 

SOURCES:

Thiedke, C. April  2003. Am Fam Phys.,

Bed-Wetting in Kids , eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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