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What is a good way to help a child stop bedwetting ?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Depends upon age +

Motivation. 1) stop fluids after supper, 2) toilet about 2 hours aftr bed, this involves waking & is ok, 3) keep a wetting diary + star chart for dry nights.
4)bedwetting alarm, this trains brain to reacto "full or need to urinate, nerve signals from bladder.5) if older than 7-years, and above not working, consult with dr. With enuresis interest, pediatrician, family dr. Or pediatric urologist.

In brief: Depends upon age +

Motivation. 1) stop fluids after supper, 2) toilet about 2 hours aftr bed, this involves waking & is ok, 3) keep a wetting diary + star chart for dry nights.
4)bedwetting alarm, this trains brain to reacto "full or need to urinate, nerve signals from bladder.5) if older than 7-years, and above not working, consult with dr. With enuresis interest, pediatrician, family dr. Or pediatric urologist.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Martin Raff
This may occasionally be related to ongoing anxiety from issues unrelated to the urinary tract. You might want to explore issues of child abuse, molestation, bullying in school, etc. Suggest session with child psychologist.
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In brief: Enuresis

Is your child only wetting at night? Day and night? If it is only nocturnal, up to 20% of 6 year old have this problem that is called enuresis.
It can also run in families. Couple of things, take him off pullups, so he can feelwhen he wets and wake up, limit fluid intake after 600 pm, avoid teas and sugary drinks and make frequent bathroom runs.

In brief: Enuresis

Is your child only wetting at night? Day and night? If it is only nocturnal, up to 20% of 6 year old have this problem that is called enuresis.
It can also run in families. Couple of things, take him off pullups, so he can feelwhen he wets and wake up, limit fluid intake after 600 pm, avoid teas and sugary drinks and make frequent bathroom runs.
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