Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: izabella | 2009/11/06

Q.

bedwetting 5 will be 6 in feb.

hi

i have a 5 and a half yrs old boy who wets his bed regularly. if i dont wake him up around 1am he will wake up wet in the morning. he does not drink anything before bed and he makes a wee before sleeping. im very worried and not sure what to do next? i heard of the alarms you clip to your pj s but cant find them anywhere. any advice?

thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Bedwetting is known as 'enuresis'. Your son will soon be starting school and it is very embarrassing for a 6 year old boy to still be wetting his bed. The simple treatments are not likely to work at his age such as using a star chart and reward system. It would be best to take him to see your paediatrician as there are very effective treatments avilable for this problem these days.

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