Wetting the bed (also called enuresis) is a very common problem. It is normal for a child to wet the bed even at age 6. Most children who wet the bed have small bladders. Their bladders cannot hold all the urine made in a night. Also, they may be deep sleepers who do not wake up when their bladders are full. Most children who wet the bed have healthy kidneys. They do not have emotional problems.
It is important to help the child in the right way. If not, he could have emotional problems later on.
Most children who wet the bed stop between ages 6 and 10. Even without help, all children get over it at some time. It is important to help the child stop without making him feel badly about himself.
When your child reaches 6 years, here are some extra things you can do to help:
Try all the suggestions. You may want to talk to your doctor about using alarms or medicine.