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Bedwetting in Children

Pregnancy & Newborn

Nighttime accidents can linger for some children once they’re potty trained. According to Jenelle Ferry, M.D., neonatologist at Pediatrix® Neonatology of Florida, there are a variety of reasons a child may be wetting the bed overnight. In some cases, she said, it could be hereditary. “If parents, siblings, or other close family members experienced bedwetting, your child may be more likely to experience it as well.” It’s also often due to a child’s development. “The bladder matures and becomes more relaxed for longer periods of sleep as a child gets older,” explained Dr. Ferry.


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