My 12 yr old daughter has just started wetting the bed again. She stopped when she was 6. She has had the occasional episode, usually linked to her being sick, in the last 6 years. This is different as its happened around 6 times in the last three weeks and she is not ill. I was wondering if it could be related to puberty or should I take her to the doctor to check it out.
this must be very distressing for both you and your daughter. It is not unusual for a child who has experienced some difficulty achieving nighttime control to revert to bedwetting when under stress. A return to bedwetting may result from increased anxiety due to a change in the home situation or an emotional trauma (like being bullied at school). Changing sleep patterns are also a common cause of secondary enuresis. I would definitely recommend that you follow this up with your GP as secondary enuresis may also be caused by medical factors such as a urine infection (this tends to be more typical in girls) or juvenile diabetes. If you do find her bedwetting to be stress-induced, the good news is that her bedwetting should stop when whatever is causing her to be stressed disappears or is effectively dealt with. All the best!