Our expert says:
The medical term for bed-wetting is Enuresis and if you do a google search on that, you'll find a lot of material. 13 is a bit late for a child to be doing this --- maybe he is upset at moving to stay at your place --- kids often step back in their development when under stress, and may for instance start bed-wetting again, and then stop. Making him more anxious will probably increase it, not reduce it. YOu don't mention whether he has been bed-wetting all along, or if this just started again recently. If he has NEVER been dry, he should see a doctor, as there could be some urinary problem which needs to be sorted out. It is reasonable to expect the child to help clearn the bedding he soils. He should be sure to go to the toilet before going to sleep, and maybe even set an alarm clock to wake him every 4 hours or so at night, to get up to the toilet, maybe provide what in the old days they used to call a Chamber Pot (!) or Potty, a basin he can use to urinate in at night without having to go all the way to the toilet.
He should avoid drinking much fluid at night, especially if it has caffeine in it like colas or coffee, as this can encourage more urine formation.
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