Enuresis Basics

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Enuresis: What to Look For

It is common for young children to have poor bladder control.  But if a child is 5 or older and experiences urinary incontinence on a regular basis, especially if this behavior is new, he may have enuresis. Some children are incontinent only at night, others only during the day, and some both times. Children with the disorder are frequently very heavy sleepers and may not notice that they are wetting the bed. Some kids describe themselves as too tired to go to the bathroom or too involved in play or other activities to stop.