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What should I do about my child wetting the bed?

November 2, 2015

This is a common problem for many young children. They often are very sound sleepers and have small bladders that can’t hold all of the urine made during the night. Suggestions include:
– Limit the amount of liquids your child drinks 2 hours before bedtime
– Have your child try to use the toilet just before going to bed and as soon as he wakes up
– Cover the child’s mattress with a rubber pad
– Praise him when he stays dry
– Respond gently when he does have an accident; getting angry doesn’t help either of you
– Tell him to use the toilet if he wakes up in the middle of the night; remind him he can come and get you for help