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At what age is it normal to still wet the bed?

At what age is it normal to still wet the bed?

7 years: After age 7 it is not normal to continue to wet the bed. Or, if your child has been dry for a long time and suddenly starts wetting the bed there could be a problem such as a urinary tract infection. Have your child see the pediatrician to talk it over. ...Read more

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Child almost 5 still wets to bed but potty trained at 2 any suggestions on bed wetting &is this normal at her age? She is upset when pees at night

Child almost 5 still wets to bed but potty trained at 2 any suggestions on bed wetting &is this normal at her age? She is upset when pees at night

Enuresis: Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) in a 5 year old is likely to resolve as she matures, discuss simple techniques with your pediatrician or see a urologist for treatment options. Bedwetting alarms, evening fluid restrictions or prescription DDAVP (desmopressin) are all appropriate considerations at this age and older. ...Read more

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What percentage of kids still wet the bed at least once a week at age 10 years?

What percentage of kids still wet the bed at least once a week at age 10 years?

Small percent: Bed wetting in children is quite common. 5-6 years of age 20-25 % of children still bed wetting, and of those that bed wet 20% plus stop on their own every year. There are some things that can help including medicine but i would talk with your pediatrician so they can find what if anything can be done for your child. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 5 yr old to still be wetting her pants?She wets bed every night and occasionally wets during day.We make her potty ev 2 hrs

Is it normal for my 5 yr old to still be wetting her pants?She wets bed every night and occasionally wets during day.We make her potty ev 2 hrs

No: At this age control should be normal. Two suggestions--- 1. Enuresis (bed wetting) is due to exaggerated activity of the automatic nervous system. Commonest cause is poor diet, especially sugar. 2. By making her use the potty every 2 hours she may be trying unconsciously to give you a message that she objects to your efforts to control her. Put the two together and you may solve the problem. ...Read more

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He is still wet his bed at night. is this normal or what ??? he is 5 yrs now

He is still wet his bed at night. is this normal or what ??? he is 5 yrs now

Normal: About 15% of 5 y/o still wet the bed at night, and 5% of 10 y/o do the same. This is related to immature connections between the bladder and brain. Do not make child feel bad, nothing they can do about it. Be patient. ...Read more

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My 6yo daughter still wets her bed every evening. She is potty trained during the day. Is this normal for a 6yo to use diapers at night?

My 6yo daughter still wets her bed every evening. She is potty trained during the day. Is this normal for a 6yo to use diapers at night?

No: If she has never achieved bladder control since birth (primary enuresis), she may respond well to ddavp(urine concentrating hormone) therapy. In case of poor response, alarm device attachable to underwear would be next treatment option which provides higher success rate. If bedwetting is a new event to her, a number of things have to be checked out, e.g., diabetes, bladder infection, etc. ...Read more

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He is still wet his bed at night. is this normal or not? he is about 5 years now

He is still wet his bed at night. is this normal or not? he is about 5 years now

Enuresis alarm: Enuresis can persist into young adulthood and is usually familial. It can be quite frustrating for affected people. First line prevention is avoiding liquids after 6 pm and voiding before bed. Enuresis alarms are devices that attach to the waistband and vibrate when the bladder contracts, and DDAVP is a medication (oral or nasal spray) which are other treatment options for older kids and teens. ...Read more

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Why would a teenager still wet the bed?

Why would a teenager still wet the bed?

Primary enuresis: Primary enuresis is a term used when child has not achieved urinary continence by age 6. Majority of affected children has a positive family history. If incontinence develops after a minimum of 6-month continence, the condition is called secondary enuresis, and is more likely associated with various kidney diseases or metabolic condition, e.g., diabetes mellitus. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal for a seven- year-old to still wet the bed?

Is it abnormal for a seven- year-old to still wet the bed?

See below: Most children can take up to 6 years of age to achieve night time dryness. So your child is out of the range of normal. However, some people can wet the bed into teen years. If your child is otherwise healthy, this will resolve with time. There is a medication available to help provide dry nights. However, it is not a cure. ...Read more