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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: meme | 2008/02/04

Q.

bedwetting

Hi my 4and a half yr old son is still bedwetting, some nights he can even wet twice in one night. We have trie everything ; reduceing fluid intake a couple of hours before bed, then waking him about 11 ! someimes he has wet by then, other times he will wet again during the night ! I have an older son who sailed through potty training and bedtime, and also a 3yrold girl who is also fine and dry every night. Shall I just perservere until he gets out of this?? Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

As you know bedwetting at this age is a very common problem. Have you tried the star system where he gets a star for each dry night and he gets a reward when he achieves 3 dry nights in a row. If you have tried this already then speak to your paediatrician. Very effective treatment is available but usually this is not commenced before the age of 5 years.

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