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Bedwetting

How Daytime Bladder Problems Impact Bedwetting in Children

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Bladder problems, such as bedwetting and daytime wetting often come hand in hand. Becoming dry at night is a fine balance between how much wee is produced during sleep and the ability of the bladder to store that wee overnight. The crucial factor in all this is the ability of the brain to recognise full bladder […]

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Bedwetting – the Importance of Your Child’s Assessment and the Treatment Options Available

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Bedwetting, sometimes called enuresis, is a common childhood problem affecting around 20% of all 5-year olds. Historically bedwetting was thought to be something children would ‘grow out’ of. However, we now have a much better understanding of the problem. It’s now recognised that bedwetting is actually a medical condition. Affected children need assessment and treatment. […]

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World Bedwetting Day – Working with Others to Improve Bedwetting

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK, for World Bedwetting Day. Telling people what you do for a living, when you are a Children’s Specialist Continence Nurse produces a range of responses. Some people think that all I do is give nappies to children who have had difficulties with toilet […]

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World Bedwetting Day – Time to Take Action!

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This post has been written by June Rogers, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK, for this year’s World Bedwetting Day. Bedwetting, sometimes called enuresis, is a common childhood problem affecting around 20% of all 5 year olds. Historically bedwetting was thought to be something children would ‘grow out’ of. However we now have a much better understanding […]

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Managing Bedwetting in Children with Down Syndrome

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK. Bedwetting is a common childhood problem that can affect any child. Having a learning disability or Down Syndrome is not a reason for bedwetting. Children aged 5 years and older with a learning disability, such as Down Syndrome, who […]

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Where Can I Get More Information About How to Treat Bedwetting?

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Today is World Bedwetting Day with the theme ‘Time to Take Action’ designed to raise awareness of bedwetting. Bedwetting is one of the most common medical conditions in childhood. It is considered a medical problem from a child’s 5th birthday. Some children do grow out of it, but without treatment bedwetting can continue into adolescence […]

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Bedwetting in Older Children and Teenagers

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK. World Bedwetting Day with the theme ‘Time to Take Action’ is designed to raise awareness of bedwetting. What are the problems for older children and teenagers? Bedwetting or enuresis is one of the most common medical problems in the under 18s. Although […]

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