Help your child stop bedwetting with a few solutions from the experts.
"There's nothing more comforting for a kid than to know he's a chip off the old block," says Dr. Edward Christophersen, a child psychologist and pediatrics professor at the Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.
"I'll bet you never knew that when Dad was your age, he wet the bed, too. When he got older his body learned how to wake him up in time, and he stopped wetting the bed. You will, too.
"If this alarm buzzes in Mommy and Daddy's room, we'll come wake you up and take you to the bathroom."
Talk with your pediatrician to determine whether medicines will be right for your child.
It's not recommended that a potty trained child be placed in diapers at night if they are having bedwetting episodes. First, it can be embarrassing and can lead to feelings of shame.
Finally, take preventative steps like avoiding fluids in the hour before bed, especially teas and caffeinated drinks, which have a diuretic effect, causing your child to urinate more.