How many kids wet their bed at least a few times per week?
Your child is not the only child who wets the bed! In the Netherlands alone, there are about 150,000 (!) children who regularly wet the bed.
Bedwetting is very common
Every class in elementary school has 1 or 2 children who are dealing with the same problem... If you think about it, it's a shame that parents don't talk more about this issue with each other. Because bedwetting is very common and is a normal, but highly uncomfortable issue. About 15% of 6-year-olds still regularly wets the bed. For 12- to 15-year-olds, this is about 2%. Logically, as the children grow older, the number of children who wet the bed decreases.
Boys wet the bed more often than girls
Boys wet the bed 2x more often than girls. And if both parents had issues with bedwetting when they were young, about 80% of the time, their children after the age of 5 will too.
By the way, did you know that research has shown that bedwetting is the greatest source of sadness or annoyance for children - after the death of a family member or their parents divorcing?