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Continence

Continence

Toilet training your child is recommended when they show readiness for it, between the ages of 18 - 24 months. If you are a parent and would like guidance with this, please speak to your health visiting team.

Frequent bedwetting in children under the age of five isn't usually a cause for concern unless the child is upset by it.
Bedwetting at night (nocturnal enuresis) that occurs less than twice a week is common and 21% of children aged four and a half years and 8% of children aged nine and a half years wet the bed occasionally.

Bedwetting is usually only regarded as a medical issue when it occurs in children five years old or older who wet the bed at least twice a week. It is important to remember the bedwetting is not the childs fault.

There is more information available about child continence issues and potty training tips on NHS Choices and useful resources about bedwetting, nocturnal enuresis, daytime wetting, constipation and soiling at www.eric.org.uk.

If you are concerned about your child's continence:

If your child is over five and it is particularly upsetting for them, and there are other sypmtoms such as a frequent need to pee, pain when passing urine, costipation or soiling, please speak to your GP.

CCHP services that may also be involved:

  • School Nurse
  • Health Visitor
  • Community Paediatrics

 

NHS Choices

For more information about a condition, please visit NHS Choices. 

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