Bedwetting Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Bedwetting and Baby Food

    Bedwetting and Baby Food

    Early childhood nutrition is fundamental to how the brain and nervous system develop. Babies’ brains are structurally different, depending on what they eat in the first two years of life. Optimal nutrition enhances and accelerates neurodevelopment, and decreases the risk of bed wetting.

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  • Tonsilitis

    Tonsillitis A-to-Z Guide: Overview, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

    Introduction to tonsillitis: If you look into your child’s throat, you might see what look like small, dimpled, pink golf balls on either side of the throat. These are the tonsils. The tonsils are the visible part of the immune system’s ring of protection that surrounds the back of the throat. This immune tissue stands […]

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  • Enuresis

    Enuresis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Bed-wetting, Primary nocturnal enuresis, PNE Introduction to enuresis: Most children learn how to stay dry during the day before they’re able to stay dry at night. Millions of kids wet the bed long after they feel that they should be dry. Sadly, most of these children feel that they still wet the bed […]

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  • Snoring!

    Snoring!

    Parents are quick to mention some things to their pediatrician: fevers, seizures, bleeding. Snoring is another important symptom that your child’s doctor needs to know about, though it often goes unreported. Snoring can be the sign of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), where there is prolonged partial blocking, or intermittent blocking, of breathing during sleep.

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  • Dry Nights

    Dry Nights

    Several of the nation’s leading bedwetting experts gathered earlier this year to candidly discuss the issues surrounding the millions of school-age children who wet the bed. I participated in what proved to be a very stimulating conversation. I learned things (about red dyes, for instance) that I had not seen in the literature or in […]

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  • Sleep Terrors, Sleepwalking and Bedwetting: The Effect of Naps

    Sleep Terrors, Sleepwalking and Bedwetting: The Effect of Naps

    Sleep terrors, sleepwalking, and bedwetting all fit into the category of “partial-arousal parasomnias”. Although there is a genetic predisposition to each of these conditions, a report at the 2001 annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies suggests that some children with these conditions respond dramatically to a small increase in total sleep time –sometimes […]

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  • The Most Common Form of Bed-Wetting!

    The Most Common Form of Bed-Wetting!

    Children who can control their bladders during the day, but who have never been dry at night for at least a six-month period, have what is medically known as primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE), the most common form of bed-wetting. Over five million school-age children in the US alone have PNE.

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  • How do Bed Wetting Alarms Work

    How do Bed Wetting Alarms Work?

    How do bed-wetting alarms work? Don’t they scare the child when they go off?

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  • Mark McGwire Steps Up to the Plate for Kids

    Mark McGwire Steps Up to the Plate for Kids

    Almost 7 million school-age children (in the United States alone) go to bed dry and wake up wet. Most of them feel like they are alone. They often feel guilty, inadequate, and ashamed. And their parents feel ashamed — they think they are doing something wrong as parents.

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  • Bed Wetting Causes

    Bed Wetting Causes

    Dear Dr. Greene, My eight year old son has wet the bed consistently (about every other night) for as long as I can remember. He feels terrible about it and I feel like a failure as a parent. My…

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