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Bed Wetting Advice | Dafna Ahdoot M.D.

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Bedwetting is a common problem in many children. It can be embarrassing for the child and frustrating for the parent. However, there are a few things that parents should keep in mind when it comes to a child that wets the bed.

One thing parents should keep in mind is that their child more than likely isn’t wetting the bed on purpose. There’s not really a cut off age for children to stop bedwetting. While it’s common for children under 6, some kids wet the bed sporadically into their teen years. If your child is wetting their bed after the age of 6, there may be an underlying issue. They can be stressed or anxious about a recent change at home or at school. They may also have a medical problem such as a urinary tract infection or simply an overactive bladder. Talk to your child to see if there’s something bothering them, and be sure to inform your pediatrician, as they can run tests to see if it’s more to the problem. In some cases if a child is drinking large amounts of water, urinating frequently and also feeling hungry (the medical triad known as polydipsia, polyuria and polyphagia) he or she should be worked up for type I diabetes mellitus.

While everyone’s dealing with this issue, there are a few lifestyle changes that can be made towards stopping bedwetting or at least working towards it stopping:

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Childhood Obesity Advice

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Childhood obesity is a major problem and can cause many issues along the road. Some people admire chubby children, but the cuteness does not take away the potential health risks such as asthma, diabetes, high cholesterol and low self-esteem. So what can parents do to fight child obesity in their home?

  • Get the whole family involved: It’s a lot harder to change when you’re the only one doing it. If you want your children to be healthy, everyone in the family should be on the journey together. Everyone should eat the same meals, and there should be schedule family exercise time. A family that plays together stays together.
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