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Improving Children’s Bladder Health During the Summer Holidays

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Our bladders rely on a good fluid intake to remain healthy. If children are not drinking well, they are more likely to become dehydrated, particularly if the weather is hot. This can impact children’s bladder health. Dehydration may cause headaches, light-hotheadedness, dizziness, lack of energy and make your child more grumpy than usual. It will […]

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Children’s Bladder and Bowel Issues: Some Fables and Facts

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This blog was written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK). 1. FABLE: Your child will tell you when they are ready to toilet train FACT: Some children will become increasingly aware of when they are doing a wee or a poo. At some point between the ages of two […]

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Improving Treatment Outcomes for Bedwetting

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June Rogers, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK) talks about improving treatment outcomes for bedwetting. Bedwetting (enuresis) is now a recognised as a medical condition with a number of different causes. These include not waking up to bladder signals, too much nighttime wee being produced, and problems affecting how much the bladder […]

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Managing Bedwetting as a Foster Carer

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Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK) shares some advice and information on managing bedwetting as a foster carer. Foster carers have a challenging role providing support, love and encouragement to children who are not able to live with their own families. This is often difficult and can be more so […]

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Secondary Bedwetting – Advice and Information from Bladder & Bowel UK

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Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, talks about secondary bedwetting along with the advice and information we offer via our website and helpline. Bedwetting is one of the most common medical conditions experienced for children. If a child continues to experience wet nights after their fifth birthday and they are toilet […]

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The Myths and Facts of Bedwetting

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Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK talks about the common myths and facts of bedwetting and how you can contact the team for information and advice. Bedwetting has always been a problem experienced by many children. For some it continues into adulthood. However, this problem, that can have a huge negative impact for many […]

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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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