Simply speaking bed-wetting is urination during sleep. Every child is different, and each child learns bladder control at a different age. Children younger than 4 often wet their beds or clothes, because they can’t yet control their bladder and stop the urination. But by age 5 or 6 most get a control and stay dry throughout the night.
Bed-wetting is defined as a child age 5 or older wetting the bed at least 1 or 2 times a week over at least 3 months. In some cases, the child has been wetting the bed all along.
- A small bladder
- Hormone imbalance
- Urinary tract infection
- Inability to recognise full bladder
- Sleep apnea
- Chronic constipation
Symptoms: Bed-wetting before 7 years is not a concern. At this age, your child may still be developing night-time bladder control