May 12, 2012 5:16:56 AM
My son has just turned 7 and has yet to have a dry night - at what point do I seek medical attention?
A trip to his pediatrician can help determine if there are any medical issues that need to be addressed and it will also ease your concerns about the bedwetting. Usually bedwetting is caused by a child’s bladder not maturing as fast as their body. Children who wet the bed tend to outgrow the condition as their bladder and internal alarm systems mature. There are a few things that you can do to try to help your son. Limiting fluids at least 2 hours before bedtime and ensuring that your child goes potty several times before bed may help. Sometimes certain foods or beverages, including citrus and caffeine can trigger bedwetting because of bladder irritation, or increased urine output so try limiting those and see if it helps.