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How Do I Help A Child Stop Wetting The Bed
See your doc: Start with a complete medical evaluation, this could be from some previously overlooked medical condition. If the child is in fact healthy, and over 5-6 years of age then hypnosis is a great therapeutic approach. Medicines will help temporarially but the bed wetting resumes as soon as the meds are stopped. ...Read more
May be normal: Up to 20 % of 6 year old wet the bed. If he has never been dry at night and he has no wetting during the day, it may be primary nocturnal enuresis. It also "runs" in families. Keep in mind he is not doing it because he wants to or has control over it. You may want to limit drinking fluids after 6pm, voiding frequently and not making him self conscious about it. There are also alarms you can use. ...Read more
Stepwise: Firstly: not your child's fault. Stop fluids after supper and toilet couple of hours after child goes to sleep (if u can). After age 7 try bedwetting alarm, proven best method to cure problem. Alarm is conditioning reflex device so that child will eventually "hear" alarm before after brain detects message that bladder is full and wake or know to hold it. Then medication, ie desmopressin ok 4 use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treatments include:: Motivational therapy-involving parents encouraging and reinforcing a child's sense of control over bed-wetting. Moisture alarms-detect wetness in the child's underpants during sleep and sound an alarm to wake the child.Desmopressin and tricyclic antidepressants- meds to increase the amount of urine that the bladder can hold or decrease the amount of urine released by the kidneys. ...Read more
What could I do to stop my 3 year old from wetting the bed she goes potty before bed and don't drink anything for bed?
Is this most nights?: Consider that at 3 she may not be ready to go the night without a pull-up. She is still quite young and wetting the bed is normal at this age - your life would be easier if you went back to a diaper/pull-up at night to avoid having to be woken up to clean up the bed. ...Read more
How do I stop my 5 yo little girl from wetting the bed?She wets every night.We make her potty b4 bed and try to not do drinks after 7pm
Needs workup: Is there a history of bed wetting in your family? Was your daughter ever trained and then started to wet again? These are a couple of question you need to answer. Take your child to be evaluated by her pediatrician or a pediatric urologist to make sure she has no underlying problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bed wetting: If this has always been the case, i would consult a pediatric urologist. Some behavioral modification therapy and possible medications would help. If this is a new symptom it is very abnormal and could indicate a serious problem. These includes diabetes, kidney malfunction, pituitary problems, bladder or spinal cord issues. See your primary care doctor immediately. ...Read more
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I'm 20. Started wetting the bed this year. What can I do to help stop this? What can my doctor do to help long term. Is this a bladder issue?
Multiple reasons: Cause of this is typically due to the following: problem waking up to the sensation of a full or contracting bladder increase in urine production at night a bladder that acts small. Such problems can be caused by detrusor instability or another functional bladder disorder, small bladder capacity, sleep disorders, or possible psychological factors (unclear if causal or due to systemic disease). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: A baby can cry at night for a number of reasons. Depending on the age, and assuming they are not wet or hungrey, it could be their sleeping condtions , hot, cold or anxiety. Children at a young age can not vocalize their problems so they cry. If you determine nothing is wrong then allowing a baby to cry for a while is fine. Sometimes the child has programed you to pick them up even though nothing. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor.: Many 6-year-olds still wet the bed. First step: see your doc for a urine test to make sure the bedwetting isn't due to a more serious problem. Step 2: no fluids for your child after dinner, have them pee twice before bedtime, wake them to pee before you go to bed, and make they're not constipated. Step 3: consider a bedwetting alarm. Step 4: ask your doc if medication is appropriate. ...Read more
How can I get my 1yr 8mos to sleep without him putting a fight, kick and scream every night? How do I create a good sleeping pattern?
Do not give in: As a parent sometimes one has to let their children kick and scream. These 'tantrums' are ways to manipulate you into giving into their 'wants'. You are the parent. It is your duty to teach sleep and schedules. A child will learn soon enough that tantrums do not bring them what they want. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My highschool friend has trouble falling asleep until wee hours for some time. I feel sorry for her and I want to help her. How can I?
Some people: are just night people, which can be a problem if they have a job or school that requires getting up early. One should avoid taking naps or consuming caffeine after noon. If she wishes to change the situation have her read about sleep hygene. Sometimes one just needs to stay up all night and stay awake all day the next day then start over the next evening. If this this fails see a sleep specialist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boy is 2.5 yo. Is it too early to stop giving him lots of options for meals and to start having him eat what i fix or nothing else?
No: At 2.5 years kids are usually self absorbed and consider parents more as servants.They will demand whatever you permit and view that as normal and their privilege. Having them sit at the table with everyone else during meals and offering from what is on the table is the goal.Be sure to make one dish that he would normally eat.He will protest but is unlikely to starve. ...Read more
My autistic 7 year old is in school . What can I do at home to help him? How do I get him to dress and bath , himself and talk more?
Controller meds: Nighttime coughing is a common symptom of uncontrolled asthma. If your child has house dust mite allergy encase pillow, mattress & comforter in miteproof covers. If pet allergic banish the animal from the house. Consider a hepa filter for allergy control but avoid humidifiers. The latter increases mold and dust mite. Use inhaled corticosteroids or singulair (montelukast) daily to control airway inflammation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How can I get my toddler to give up the bedtime bottle? He has a hard time going to bed otherwise.
Just give it up: You are the one having trouble giving it up. Give it up, you already know it is not a good thing to continue. Usually your toddler will learn very quickly and adapt to the new routine you create (no bottle) be strong don't give it back , it is for his own good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In trying to prevent bedwetting in 7 year old, how long sleep should liquids be drank? Should I ever wake my child to use the bathroom?
Bed wetting: Bed wetting often runs in families and it does resolve. For the most part not drinking after the evening meal is a guide line but may not help. Waking the patient during the night also may not work. It just takes time and maturity of hormones and the bladder. Try not to cause embarrassment and use pull ups until night time dryness occurs. Have his urine checked for infection and diabetes. Best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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