Early Intervention is Everything: 4 Action Items for Parents of Bedwetting Children

At what age should a child be treated for bedwetting or daytime accidents? Most doctors will tell parents, “Accidents are normal — don’t even worry about it until she’s 7.” Many will even dismiss bedwetting when a child is 9, 10 or 12, assuring parents, “Don’t worry — he’ll outgrow it” and “No one ever went off to college in pull-ups!” Of course, parents do worry, because bedwetting and accidents are extremely stressful for families and often damaging to a child’s self-esteem, especially as a child gets older and wants to attend sleepovers and sleepaway camp. And let me tell you, I’ve had numerous patients delay college, or live at home instead of a dorm, because they were still wetting the

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