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Why is my child wetting the bed?

Bed-wetting is a problem that is quite common for many school age children. However, they will grow out of it and for the persistent bed-wetters the problem can be treated easily.
Bed-wetting is a very common problem. Most children stop wetting during the day by the time they are about three years old and wetting the bed by the time they are five, although most preschoolers still wet the bed from time to time.
At the age of four, almost one in three children wet. This figure reduces to one in ten by age six and one in twenty by age ten.
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The best way to cure your child of bed-wetting is to involve him in the treatment plan.
Bed-wetting is not caused by a child being too lazy to get out of bed or as a bid to get attention. 
Bed-wetting is a problem that is quite common for many school age children.
The majority of kids need more sleep than their parents think. Signs that your child may not be getting enough rest include crankiness or lethargy by day, difficulty concentrating in school or failing grades, and being hard to wake up in the morning.
Getting enough sleep will strengthen your child's immune system and can also help reduce the risk of infection and illness.
Every parent will be all too familiar with late-night visits from their children: you’ve been tapped or poked awake and then your child utters those words, “Mummy, I can’t sleep.”



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