Key points to remember
- bedwetting happens during sleep
- your child can't control their bedwetting - it is not their fault
- be patient
- most children grow out of bedwetting
Wetting the bed at night (nocturnal enuresis) is very common in young children. It affects approximately:
- 15 percent of 5-year-olds
- 5 percent of 10-year-olds
- 2 percent of 15-year-olds
- 1 percent of adults
Bedwetting occurs slightly more often in boys than girls.
Bedwetting is not considered to be a problem until children are about seven years of age. That is a good age to introduce treatment programmes if your child wants to do something about it.
Almost all children grow out of bedwetting. About one percent of adults may still have occasional problems.
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