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.

How fabulous that baseball legend Mark McGwire has stepped up to the plate and said “Bedwetting is not your fault!” McGwire is working with the non-profit National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to get the word out that bedwetting is nothing to be ashamed of and that good treatments are available.

You can find one version of his 30-second public service announcement at

Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is the founder of (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

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