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    What is bedwetting?

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  • Family Therapy is my passion, I worked at Redbank House for 10 years, working intensely with families, primarily with children with behaviour difficulties. Then and … View Profile

    Bed wetting is very common in boys in particular, one in five boys are still wetting the bed when they start school, I would suggest a medical examination if the child is around school age,  some people find the alarms useful but many do not, as the child sleeps through the alarm and the adults in the house are woken.
    You can cut back fluids from 4pm, but really they just grow out of it.
    Mary Jane Beach

  • Aphrodite Zoitas is a qualified Psychologist specialising in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She has experience in working with children, adolescents and their families to provide … View Profile

    Bed wetting, or noctural enuresis (NE), occurs when children over the age of 5 voids urine while asleep. Bed wetting can not be diagnosised when due exclusively to the direct physiological effect of a substance(such as, a diuretic) or a general medical condition (such as, diabetes). 

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