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This week's discussion topic:
I had a conversation with a friend over the weekend about something I've often wondered myself - at what age is it normal for a child to still wet the bed? Her son, who is almost 5, is using the potty during the day but is rarely waking up dry overnight. My daughter, who is also 5, has the same problem.
Every indication from our pediatrician says this is normal behavior and that every child develops at his/her own pace. I understand that but sometimes it's more reassuring knowing that there are other people in a similar situation.
So, fess up, at what age did your son/daughter finally stop wetting the bed? Am I crazy to think a 5 year-old should be accident-free, especially overnight?