Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Tash | 2012/04/11

Q.

Night nappies

My son is 4.5 and still wears night nappies. He doesn''t drink from 5pm, wees at 6.30 and again around 9.30 when we go to bed but still wets his bed. Sometimes even before 9.30pm. Is this normal and when should I worry that I can''t get him night trained?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is very common. Your son is wetting his bed every night at the age of 4 and half.Bedwetting is known as enuresis. He is still too young for medical treatment which can be started when he is 5 years old if this is still necessary. In the meantime try a star chart and reward system.

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