child still wet the bed?
If your child
still wets the bed it is important for you to consider three
your child ever dry at night over a period of longer than a couple
your child bedwetting again after being dry for several months?
there problems with urinating during daytime too: wetting of pants,
frequent urge to urinate, further dripping after having been on the
If there are
no problems during daytime, it is quite normal for a child to
occasionally wet the bed at night until the age of 6 years in girls
and 7 years in boys. Just comfort your child, don't shame them.
However, if it were to happen while on a holiday with friends for
example, it may cause the child a major emotional problem. To avoid
this you should see a doctor. The doctor can prescribe a short course
of a medication that will reduce urine production during the night.
If your child
is usually always dry at night and has no problems during daytime,
bedwetting then may be due to stress (perhaps after the arrival of a
new sibling.) You should always see a doctor to rule out a bladder
infection and other, rarer, conditions.
there are problems with urinating during the daytime too you should
see a doctor for further assessment.
your doctor if:
the doctor finds no medical reasons for the urinary incontinence,
bedwetting alarms and/or acupuncture might be an option.
child's bedwetting could embarrass them when staying away from
think your child may be stressed or may have a urinary infection
child has daytime urinating problems too.
Richmond Practice our paediatrician offers a thorough assessment with
urine testing, urination diary and ultrasound.