Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Richard Dauth | 2010/09/30


Toddler urinating herself wet

My daughter turns 5 years old in 3 months time.

At the moment she urinates her bed wet every night. She is in Creche, and her teacher says that she urninates herself wet during the day sometimes as well.

Is there some medication available that will strengthen her bladder or what can we do?

Look forward to your reply.


Richard Dauth

Expert's Reply



Yes your daughter is just at the right age where she can be treated effectively. She should be seen by a paediatrician.Her urine should be tested first to make sure that she does not have a urinary system infection.If her urine is clear she will be started on the correct treatment for her bedwetting problem which is known as 'enuresis'.

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Posted by: Maria | 2010/09/30

I assume she used to be dry before? This can have a physical or psychological cause. I would take her to the doctor to rule out a urinary tract infection. Has there been any changes in her life recently?

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Posted by: ash | 2010/09/30

stop giving her something to drink 2 hrs before bed time if she is thirsty then give her 1 or 2 sips of water. make sure that she goes to the toilet before see goes down to sleep. the school must do the same and when she wakes up they must immediatly take her to the toilet. make sleep time happier for her by saying (that she is such a good girl if she doesnt wet the bed and if she does then just say it is an accident but it is ok we will try again tonight cos we are big girls). if it persists then try find out what is bothering her. I did this technique with my son by praising him every morning when the bed was dry and it helped with him. so try and goodluck

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