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Wetting the bed can be an embarrassing issue among kids, but it's actually very common. According to the Mayo Clinic, 15 percent of children still wet the bed by age 5, but less than 5 percent of kids do so by ages 8 to 11. Bedwetting tends to run in families and is more common among boys than girls; experts estimate the ratio as roughly 2 boys to 1 girl. Although most children eventually outgrow this phase, here are eight steps you can take to help your child keep dry through the night.
Getting angry with your little one and punishing him for wetting the bed will only add pressure to stay dry and will make the problem worse. It's difficult to stop a child from wetting the bed, and you shouldn't worry about it unless he is embarrassed and asks you for help,
when parents don't talk about bedwetting, children think they are the only ones going through it. Reassure your child that he is not alone, and that bedwetting is very normal among his age group.
Talk to your doctor about possible causes for instance, urinary tract infections, diabetes, or even stress -- and other possible reasons and medical solutions. Keep in mind, though, that in many cases there isn't a physical reason for bedwetting. It's just a delay in the development of nighttime bladder control.