wet the bed

wet the bed

To urinate in one's bed, as commonly happens with children as they transition out of diapers. How old was your son when he finally stopped wetting the bed? Julia wet the bed last night, so I have some extra things to clean up here.
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wet the/your ˈbed

accidentally urinate (= get rid of water from your body) in your bed: It is quite common for small children to wet their beds.
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"Around 12% of seven to nineyear-olds regularly wet the bed. However, it's something which can have a huge impact on a child's life, affecting their self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, achievement at school and social life.
"Around 12% of seven to nine-year-olds regularly wet the bed. However, it's something which can have a huge impact on a child's day-to-day life, affecting their self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, achievement at school and social life.
This is when a child who was previously able to stay dry throughout the night for a significant period of time (at least 6 months) suddenly starts to wet the bed. Secondary bedwetting can indicate an underlying medical condition, such as the following: (2)
While many parents understand when their children wet the bed at age 4, bedwetting at age 14 can come as a surprise yet it is actually common in teenagers countrywide.
In the statement, he describes how his house father would beat him with a leather belt then put him in a cold bath if he wet the bed.
He described how his "house father" would beat him with a belt then put him in a cold bath if he wet the bed.
A About 3% of twelve-year-olds still wet the bed, at least sometimes (though most of those are boys).
"I wet the bed every night!" joked Torrance (right, with Europe captain Darren Clarke).
CATHERINE GIBNEY: Our son was about three and he had wet the bed. "What's this?" I said.
The court heard that among a catalogue of examples of bad treatment, the boys were: | Denied access to the toilet then forced to take freezing showers when they wet the bed; | beaten, smacked and called humiliating names, and | deprived of food as a punishment.
A sign of this is if they wet the bed very soon after going to sleep - and with lots of diluted wee rather than a small patch."
8 IT is quite normal for four-yearolds to wet the bed. It is only considered a problem after the age of five and only if it bothers the child and parents.
I would tell them that even if they don't wear diapers to bed, that's still not going to change the fact that they wet the bed and therefore should not affect their feelings about the bedwetting.