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Bedwetting

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!

5 year old girl in bed with her cuddly soft toys

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’s Syndrome

down's syndrome girl asleep in bed

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’s syndrome is not a reason for bedwetting. Children aged 5 years and older with a learning disability, such as Down’s 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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Encouraging Children to Drink More Water This World Bedwetting Day

children drinking water at school

This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK. She talks about how you can encourage children to drink more water. Adequate fluid intake is important for maintaining health and well-being. Most school age children should have about one and a half litres of water per day with half of this during […]

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It’s Time to Take Action for World Bedwetting Day 2017

World Bedwetting Day

Tuesday 30th May is World Bedwetting Day, which is held on the last Tuesday of May each year. Healthcare professionals think it’s ‘time to take action’ and ask families to consider sharing their stories if they have been faced by this medical condition. By doing so, they hope to make more people aware that there […]

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