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NYT: To Treat Bed-Wetting, Healthy Doses of Patience

To Treat Bed-Wetting, Healthy Doses of Patience

New York Times, January 11, 2010

Found this article in the “18 and Under” section in the New York Times, which takes a deeper look at bed-wetting and some of the psychological and hormonal causes for prolonged issues.

The article takes a look at steps parents can take to help with children who are perfectly fine with their potty-training during the day, but continue to struggle at night.

Sometimes there are anatomical issues – pressure on the bladder during the night – but there are also problems that can be treated with drugs and other devices, like a bed alarm that wakes the child up from sleep if they start to wet the bed.

The bed alarm is a bit crazy, but if there are issues with bed-wetting far into elementary school, then I can see how parents will turn to any resource available.

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