Hi my son is just turned 5 and cant stop wetting the bed every night, he goes before bed time etc. Is something i should be worried about
there are lots of other mothers out there asking the very same question. Many of us feel that once our child has achieved daytime control nighttime dryness is just around the corner. While for some lucky people this is true – for the majority of us staying dry at night takes a little more time. It is perfectly normal for your son to be still wetting the bed – and you can let him know that he has lots of company with about 15% of 5-year-olds continuing to do so. It really is not until children have reached the age of 6 and are wetting the bed at least 2 to 3 times a week that we suggest they get checked out by a GP and even then it really is up to the child and the parents whether they consider their bedwetting problematic enough to seek medical help. Keep in mind that many children do outgrow bedwetting on their own – until this happens provide your son with lots of support and encouragement. Reassure him that this is something he has very little control over – children’s bodies mature at different rates it is just taking his body a little longer to get it all worked out!