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My be TMI, when do boys start having "wet dreams"?

Sorry if TMI, but when do boys start having "wet dreams"? Such as Ejaculation during sleep? My 8 year old son has had wet or damp underwear twice within the last two weeks.
DH says he's not, but Im not sure. Any info from experienced Moms of pre teen boys?

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Asked by mikeysmom989 at 12:21 PM on May. 23, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • That is a little young to be having a wet dream. He might be peeing a little in his pants. Boys sometimes grow faster than their bladders and may wet themselves a little. I think around 12 or 13 is when most boys start having wet dreams. There will always be some who start earlier and some who start later.

    Answer by pinkmom66 at 2:01 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • I think boys usually start wet dreams after 12 or 13 years old. I would think your son is just wetting himself a little while he is sleeping. Even if he is having wet dreams it's no big deal.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 7:05 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • It starts at puberty which is usually in the 9-14 age range, but varies by individual, 8 is early but not unheard of. Whatever the reason for the dampness, the way you address it should be hygenically. Just tell him it happens sometimes & to make sure he changes into clean underwear when it does.

    Answer by nysa00 at 4:41 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • I don't remember where but I have heard wet sheets after a certain age (maybe 10) can be a sign of an infection. maybe google or call ped and ask. I want to say its related to kidneys.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on May. 24, 2009

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