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What is bed-wetting?

Bed-wetting, also called nocturnal enuresis or nighttime incontinence, occurs when a child over the age of four or five releases urine at night during sleep. Occasional bed-wetting is normal in younger children: roughly a third of all four-year-olds still wet the bed at night. As children get older, they often outgrow the problem. Bed-wetting can be distressing for a child and their parents, but you can help your child handle the problem and get over it more quickly.

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