About the age of 5, children are able to hold their urine throughout the night, so if Jamie is older than 7 and has 2-3 accidents a week, see the doctor.
Bedwetting might be something as simple as constipation or as serious as diabetes. Once Jamie is determined to be healthy, the problem-solving begins.
Take sensible steps; avoid caffeine and drinks after dinner and make sure he’s getting enough sleep. If simple measures don’t work, use an alarm pad for faster results. The pad will keep Jamie from soaking the bed and being ashamed. If Jamie falls into an immediate, deep sleep when most wetting occurs, the alarm will help train his brain. Please don’t embarrass him or make him clean up. It’s not his fault his brain fails to alert him.
I wrote an extensive article about the role between bedwetting and constipation. If Jamie continues to wet the bed past age 10, he's likely to continue to wet into adulthood. You need to take action right away.
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