Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-06-06

Q.

Bed wetting

My 3 year old has been dry at night for about 6 months, I usually take her for a last wee before I go to sleep at night. The last week she has started wetting her bed again every night. She sometimes has the occasional accident but not 5 nights in a row. Is there any medical reason why she would do this,such as a bladder infection? There has been no change in her during the day and she isn' t complaining when she urinates. Could the cold and rain at night possibly affect her? Is it a good idea to put her back in nappies at night or will that just encourage her to wee in bed?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is very common and is unlikely to be due to a urinary infection as your daughter does not complain of any burning when passing urine during the day. She can wear trainer nappies at night and you should try the Star-chart method to encourage her not to wet her bed at night. Look up this method in previous questions on this forum or go to Google.

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