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Kitty

I totally agree with everything Tricia wrote. One thing I'd add is that this is SO common, especially in boys, especially under about age 6 or 7. The alarms that you may have seen or heard of that go off with wetness are not sll that helpful in this age group, they work better in older kids in whom this persists longer, which is not as common. If he starts having daytime accidents, foul-smelling urine, pain with urination or needing to go very frequently during the day, take him to your pediatrician to have urine tests done, but without those symptoms there's usually no cause for concern. It should get better with time, and punishing it will only add to his embarrassment and shame, just as Tricia discussed.

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