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My child wets the bed every night. How can I get this to stop?

My child wets the bed every night. How can I get this to stop?

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 more

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I feed my 11week old before I put her to sleep at night. She wakes up for night feedings. How do I stop this habit and get her to sleep thru the night?

I feed my 11week old before I put her to sleep at night. She wakes up for night feedings. How do I stop this habit and get her to sleep thru the night?

Feed to wake: If a kid is fed as they wake up, changed later & stimulated until they tire, they do not need to be fed again before sleep. After a 2+hour sleep, they awake to feed & start over. Feeding prior to sleep sets up feeding as necessary with settling.An infant can only learn to self settle in the night if they are not trained to require feeding or rocking or whatever to settle in sleep. ...Read more

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11 month old baby gets up once a night for a bottle. How do I break this habit and get her to sleep through the night?

11 month old baby gets up once a night for a bottle. How do I break this habit and get her to sleep through the night?

Gradual reduction: If you begin reducing the volume of the night feed & shift over to water, you will eliminate the "feeding clock" effect that gets baby up for a feed. Within 2 wks you should have a baby that may alert at night but won't be trained to seek a meal & should be able to self settle in the night. ...Read more

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How do I stop my child from coughing at night, it only happens at night?

How do I stop my child from coughing at night, it only happens at night?

How long?: If this is new, viral infection most likely cause. I would not recommend cough suppressants for children. They don't work and can have side effects. If cough is long standing, could be sinus infection or sign of asthma. Go see your doctor for help. ...Read more

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How can I help my 4 year old son to stop wetting the bed at night?

How can I help my 4 year old son to stop wetting the bed at night?

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

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How often should I feed my 3 month old especially at night do I need to wake him for feeding as he can sleep the whole night?

How often should I feed my 3 month old especially at night do I need to wake him for feeding as he can sleep the whole night?

Let them sleep: Most babies start to sleep through the night by 4 months of age. If your child wants to sleep, let them sleep. If they need to feed in the middle if the night, hopefully that will not need to be done for very much longer. I find that formula fed babies sleep through the night a little earlier than breast fed babies. ...Read more

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My son had sleep paralysis problems last night what can he do just before bed to prevent it from happening and how can he brake out of it whenhappenin?

My son had sleep paralysis problems last night what can he do just before bed to prevent it from happening and how can he brake out of it whenhappenin?

Sleep paralysis: Circumstances that have been identified that are associated with an increased risk of sleep paralysis: insomnia and sleep deprivation, an erratic sleep schedule, stress, overuse of stimulants, physical fatigue, as well as certain medications that are used to treat ADHD.Anecdotal reports indicate that wiggling fingers or toes upon awareness of the condition MAY help recover movement during episode ...Read more

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Is it weird to have a lot of trouble sleeping at night when i didn't get to talk to my boyfriend before bed?

Is it weird to have a lot of trouble sleeping at night when i didn't get to talk to my boyfriend before bed?

Some thoughts: Perhaps you share your day's activities and feelings with your boyfriend and then relax. If you are ruminating and thinking a lot, that can make it hard for brain waves to slow so that you can fall sleep. Try breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2mth old. How many hours should she sleep at day and at night? How can I get her to sleep? How tall should she be at this time?

My daughter is 2mth old. How many hours should she sleep at day and at night? How can I get her to sleep? How tall should she be at this time?

Sleep: Babies this age sleep about 16-18hrs. There should be more daytime alertness, less night time feeds. As far as growth, babies vary in size, like adults. Your doctor will make sure yours is growing appropriately. Check this site for more sleep info. http://m.kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_newborn/sleep/sleep13m.html ...Read more

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How can I get my toddler to give up the bedtime bottle? He has a hard time going to bed otherwise.

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 more

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My 19month old won't sleep through the night wakes 2 times and refuses to let the bottle go he is always sick, how do I get rid of the bottles and get him to sleep through?

Throw them ALL away!: Ignore the tantrums that ensue without making eye contact, looking upset, or verbally consoling him. Buy open-mouth plastic cups, not sippy cups he can shlep around or take to bed. Have him checked for iron-deficiency with & without anemia; both can cause developmental delays. Take him to a pediatric dentist. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./ day; juice to zero. Watch him get healthy. ...Read more

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How can I protect my child if she sleep walks every so often?

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How can I protect my child if she sleep walks every so often?

Alarm: If sleepwalking is rare but there are safety concerns (ex: the person may go out in cold weather or fall down stairs), a bed alarm that goes off when a person gets out of bed can be used. Someone else needs to be able to hear and respond to the alarm. ...Read more

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Im trying to ween my 18 month old from sucking a pacifier. How should I do this. Can i give it to her when she goes to bed.

Im trying to ween my 18 month old from sucking a pacifier. How should I do this. Can i give it to her when she goes to bed.

Techniques vary: You can do it as you suggest, giving it to her at only specific times, but I have found that parents who do that are too tempted to use it at other times, for instance, she bumps her head and is crying and you run and get the paci. If you really want to get rid of it , get rid of it. It just doesn't exist anymore.It will be a tough one week, but then the deed is done. It is much better in long run. ...Read more

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My almost 8yr old son, Anthoni, is wetting the bed at night still, what can I do to help him and stop this?

My almost 8yr old son, Anthoni, is wetting the bed at night still, what can I do to help him and stop this?

Prob. Developmental: Like many things in life when you are "dry" at night is under genetic control. Assuming that you are still with the genetic father you can ask your mother-in-law when his dad was fully dry at night. His dad might not tell you because he is ashamed but it's genetic. That's like being ashamed of your height. Also under genetic control. There are medicines that help but first get the history. ...Read more

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Every night before I go to bed my stomach always hurts it's usually the minute I decide wow I need to sleep?

Every night before I go to bed my stomach always hurts it's usually the minute I decide wow I need to sleep?

GERD: Although there can be multiple reasons, one common one is GERD. When people lay down there gastric juices flow up there esophagus and cause pain. Have you tied an antacid for the problem? ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get pneumonia if I leave the ceiling fan on every night when I sleep?

Is it possible for me to get pneumonia if I leave the ceiling fan on every night when I sleep?

Same as without: It is always possible for you to get pneumonia if you are exposed to the germs that cause it. However, a ceiling fan would neither increase or decrease your risk. ...Read more

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How do I get my child to stop coughing at night from his asthma?

How do I get my child to stop coughing at night from his asthma?

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 more

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How long should I let my 6wk old sleep before I wake her up during the night to eat. (how long can she go without eating)?

How long should I let my 6wk old sleep before I wake her up during the night to eat. (how long can she go without eating)?

Let her sleep: As long as she is eating when she is awake and wetting and filling diapers. Let her sleep. She will wake when she's hungry. Get some sleep yourself. ...Read more

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My child wets the bed every night. How can I get this to stop?

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 more

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My child wets the bed. How do I get rid of the smell and stains?

My child wets the bed.  How do I get rid of the smell and stains?

Protect: If the mattress is soiled you might want to get rid of it and get a new one. In order to avoid this problem in the future, you can purchase a water resistant cover for the mattress and launder the bed sheets and cover as soon as it becomes wet. ...Read more

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What i can i get for a 8 year old child to stop wetting bed?

What i can i get for a 8 year old child to stop wetting bed?

Needs evaluation: The cause can include a kidney defect, bladder too small or infection, immature sensations and more. Chronic constipation can also play a role. Only after a good evaluation by the kids doc can you move to treatments. There are meds for short term help, wetting alarms that train the kid, and bladder scheduled emptying that may all help over time. ...Read more

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My child is 6 years old and still wets the bed. I want to know how to stop it.?

My child is 6 years old and still wets the bed.  I want to know how to stop it.?

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

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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

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 more

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My husband drinks 2 or 3 beers every night. We r planning to hve a baby now. Its difficult to get him stop drinking. Is it harmful if im pregnant now?

My husband drinks 2 or 3 beers every night. We r planning to hve a baby now. Its difficult to get him stop drinking. Is it harmful if im pregnant now?

Alcoholism: I am not sure what you are asking. Your husband's alcohol use can in no way affect the health of the baby inside of you. Perhaps I am misunderstanding the question. ...Read more

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As a child i was diagnosed as a strep carrier. Every year i get sick with swollen tonsils. But i don't get white splotches. I want it to stop.

As a child i was diagnosed as a strep carrier. Every year i get sick with swollen tonsils. But i don't get white splotches. I want it to stop.

Tonsillitis: Tonsils are there as part of your immune system to help protect against upper respiratory infections. Sometimes they are overwhelmed and become ineffective and more of a hindrance than a benefit, but you do not fit in that category. Without knowing the exact cause of the tonsillar inflammation it is difficult to advise. Would check with an ENT doctor and have them examine you when this occurs. ...Read more

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What happens to a 3year old girl if she has her legs, arms, butt cheeps, betty, and back shaved every week she is with her dad every week and comes back shaved we can not get him to stop it and child services says its not harmful intent

What happens to a 3year old girl if she has her legs, arms, butt cheeps, betty, and back shaved every week she is with her dad every week and comes back shaved we can not get him to stop it and child services says its not harmful intent

I would call the DA: If what you are saying is correct, I think the folks at your child services are a bit incompetent.There is no reason for a dad to shave his daughter unless it is a fetish and or a voyeuristic event bordering on child sexual abuse. I would call and speak to the child sexual trauma unit at your DA's office. ...Read more

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Every morning I get out of bed and my knees and ankles pop constantly. Is that good or bad? Should I stop popping them?

Every morning I get out of bed and my knees and ankles pop constantly. Is that good or bad? Should I stop popping them?

No pain, no problem: We used to think that popping our knuckles, neck, back etc.. Caused arthritis. However, there is no evidence of causal relationship has been found until this time. It is indeed a habit and once formed, the joints "feel the need to pop" intermittently. As long as it does not cause pain while doing it..Enjoy the popping. If u don't like to hear the pop, don't do it..It will stop with time. Good luck. ...Read more

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My baby is 6 months and he is teething, we have been giving him tylenol (acetaminophen) of 1.0 ml every bed time for 3 weeks, is it ok or I should stop?

My baby is 6 months and he is teething, we have been giving him tylenol (acetaminophen)  of 1.0 ml every bed time for 3 weeks, is it ok or I should stop?

Only if needed: Parents often over medicate kids for teething discomfort. Teething is a normal, natural process. Most kids don't really need painkillers. Try laying off the tylenol (acetaminophen) and only give it to them if you really see that they need it. ...Read more

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How do I get my 6 yo to stop peeing his bed i've been waking him up every 2 hrs and cut him off of liquids an hr before bed & he still manages to pee?

How do I get my 6 yo to stop peeing his bed i've been waking him up every 2 hrs and cut him off of liquids an hr before bed & he still manages to pee?

Normal varient: Bedwetting is usually due to the immaturities of the part of the brain controlling continence. Your startegies do not help that.There is a conditioning device available and a variety of medications that your doctor is able to discuss with you. Remember that in time this usually improves. Roughly 16% of kids wet the bed at this age. ...Read more

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How do you get a child's toothache to stop hurting at night?

How do you get a child's toothache to stop hurting at night?

Find the cause: Once cause determined it should be easy to stop. U may need to take child to a pedodontist. ...Read more

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My child comes into our bed every night.

My child comes into our bed every night.

Return to his bed: Persistance is the key. If you sleep soundly, you may not awaken when he slips into your bed, and that cuddly sleep with you reinforces his desire to return. Find some ways to wake up when you have night visitors-there are high tech options, like motion detector lights, and low tech options, like bells on your door. Either way, you must patiently return him to bed. ...Read more

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How do I get my child to stop coughing at night from his asthma?

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 more

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What is the best way to teach a 3yo child to sleep in his bed and not to move to parents bed every night?

What is the best way to teach a 3yo child to sleep in his bed and not to move to parents bed every night?

Persistence: A 3 year old can wear a parent out on anything - they have nothing better to do with their life, so if they want something (to sleep in your bed) they usually have much more persistance and stamina to hold out than you do. When you decide enough is enough, you have to commit to never letting them come into your bed - even if it means you have to get up 100 times a night to put them back in theirs! ...Read more

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What age can a child be put on meds for bed wetting? My 5yr old still pees to bed almost every night any suggestions on what to do?

What age can a child be put on meds for bed wetting? My 5yr old still pees to bed almost every night  any suggestions on what to do?

Other measures 1st: At least 5% of kids will be bed wetting at 5 and there are other approaches that work better.Meds only cover up the issue, when stopped, the kid still wets the bed. Talk with your pcp about a bed wetter workup.This often includes work to alleviate constipation issues that co-exist. A potty pager or alarm system may help train the kid to be dry if s/he is old enough to cooperate.If not, wait. ...Read more

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Child almost 5 still wets to bed but potty trained at 2 any suggestions on bed wetting &is this normal at her age? She is upset when pees at night

Child almost 5 still wets to bed but potty trained at 2 any suggestions on bed wetting &is this normal at her age? She is upset when pees at night

Enuresis: Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) in a 5 year old is likely to resolve as she matures, discuss simple techniques with your pediatrician or see a urologist for treatment options. Bedwetting alarms, evening fluid restrictions or prescription DDAVP (desmopressin) are all appropriate considerations at this age and older. ...Read more

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Since a child i usually get a type of sore throat that produces excess saliva. Most irritating at night in bed. What is this? It is not mucus/phlegm.

Since a child i usually get a type of sore throat that produces excess saliva. Most irritating at night in bed. What is this? It is not mucus/phlegm.

Hypersecretions: You have hypersecretions of saliva. There a variety of reasons that can cause the condition. Reflux is one reason, poor oral hygiene is another. Your allergies may be a third reason. ...Read more