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World Bedwetting Day

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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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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Night Time Dryness After Toilet Training a Disabled Child

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World Bedwetting Day with the theme ‘Time to Take Action’ takes place today on 29th May and is designed to raise awareness of bedwetting. Toilet training is a challenge for many families and even more so if a child has disabilities. Once daytime toileting has been mastered not all children naturally become dry at night. […]

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Is Bedwetting a ‘Normal’ Part of Childhood?

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK about bedwetting in childhood. When a baby is first born their bladders are small. Therefore, they do not hold very much urine (wee) and do not fully empty with every wee. As babies are fed throughout the twenty four hours they produce […]

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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 Bladder & Bowel UK. 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 […]

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Encouraging Children to Drink More Water This World Bedwetting Day

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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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