Bed-wetting in children
Bed-wetting is common, and it affects many teenagers and adults as well as children. This section is about bed-wetting in children:
If you are older than 13, or an adult, and still wet the bed, see bed-wetting in teenagers and adults.
Dr Phil Hammond looks at the frustrations of bed-wetting, with a little help from ‘Henry’, in his informative and entertaining guide on bed-wetting (click on the video below).
Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Thursday, May 17th 2012
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Babies pass urine in the womb
Newborn babies may urinate 18 times a day
In Victorian times, children who wet the bed were allowed only plain and boring food. It was thought that cakes and pastries made bed-wetting more likely by causing irritating urine. (Of course, this is not the case.)
In an average class of thirty 10-year olds, there will be two who wet the bed
Bed-wetting affects 5-7 million children in the USA and 500,000 children in the UK