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What children are more likely to experience bedwetting?

Factors that can increase the chance of a child to wet their bed while sleeping include: - A family history of bedwetting; - Constipation and other digestion problems; - Being a boy; - Being a deep sleeper; - Having a small or over-active bladder, and; - Drinking a lot before bedtime. Emotional factors are not a major influence on bedwetting. However, stress or changes in circumstance can occasionally trigger or exacerbate bedwetting in a child.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 24 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Urinary tract infections (UTI) in children

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