bed-wetting bed-wetting

Definition(s):

  • (n) enuresis during sleep; especially common in children (who usually outgrow it)

Usage(s):

  1. Back in the early '60s, Brazelton was distressed by the amount of bed-wetting and deliberate fecal retention he was seeing in his patients.
  2. No wonder half of all children from the ages of 2 to 10 show evidence of distress--from bed-wetting to nightmares--for at least two weeks after their operation.
  3. Other volumes deal with bed-wetting and thumbsucking, with solving problems by talking about them andin My Grandpa Died Todaywith facing death.

News

  • Avoid potty-training pitfalls

    Incorrectly toilet training children can lead to problems ranging from bed-wetting and daytime accidents to urinary tract infections, so it's important to get it right, an expert says.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Asbury Park Press

Quotes

  1. "We're familiar with this," Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe, told The New York Times a few days ago. "And I'm sure between now and Nov. 4 there will be another period of hand-wringing and bed-wetting. It comes with the territory."
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: David Plouffe Source: Politico

  2. "I think it all comes down to bed-wetting," Constance says. "That was the one area of my life my mother couldn't control, because I couldn't control it. It was a bit of a disgrace really aged 10 or 11, still wetting the bed. I think she...
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Constance Briscoe Source: Times Online

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