Continence

3rd April 2020
A diverse group of preschoolers in a classroom

How does bedwetting impact your child’s everyday school life?

Davina Richardson, RGN/RSCN Specialist Children’s Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, discusses the role bedwetting can have on a child’s experience of school, including trips away from home and their performance at school. She explains how drinking habits during and after school […]
2nd April 2020
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How can you manage bedwetting during the school holidays?

Davina Richardson, RGN/RSCN Specialist Children’s Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, explains why managing bedwetting can be easier during school holidays. She also discusses the different treatment options available and how your doctor or nurse can help. Bedwetting is a difficult and […]
1st April 2020
Little girl and brothers camping in a tent in a sunny forest

How can you manage bedwetting during visits away from home?

Davina Richardson, RGN/RSCN Specialist Children’s Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, explains how to manage bedwetting on trips away from home with family, schools or clubs. Bedwetting is a troublesome medical condition that affects about 20% of children aged 5 years old […]
29th March 2020
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What do problems with poo have to do with bedwetting?

More than half of the children who are affected by bedwetting also suffer from constipation. Alina Lynden, Helpline Advisor at ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity, explains why and how treating constipation can help your child get dry at night. How […]
11th January 2020

Toileting troubles in teenagers and young people

Davina Richardson, RGN/RSCN Specialist Children’s Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, reminds us that toileting problems don’t just affect children and the elderly. She explains the different continence issues teenagers may experience, gives tips to try at home and where to get […]
10th January 2020

Bladder problems during the day? How having a day time bladder problem impacts bedwetting

June Rogers, Specialist Children’s Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, discusses the different types of day-time bladder problems that children can have and how they are linked to bedwetting. Learn about how to tell if your child has one and what can […]
9th January 2020

Where can I get more information about how to treat bedwetting?

Davina Richardson, RGN/RSCN Specialist Children’s Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, outlines the importance of identifying the right treatment options for bedwetting. Find out where you can go for quality information and why a timely assessment by your doctor or nurse can […]
8th January 2020
group of children playing tug of war and laughing

Bedwetting in older children and teenagers

Davina Richardson, RGN/RSCN Specialist Children’s Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, discusses managing bedwetting as a teenager. Find out what causes bedwetting in older children and teenagers. Also, what can be done to help and where you can go for support.   […]
10th October 2019
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Children can have continence problems too!

Davina Richardson, RGN/RSCN Specialist Children’s Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, outlines the different continence problems children can have and what can be done to help. Find out why bedwetting and other associated continence problems happen and how you can help your […]
9th October 2019
The advantages of early treatment for bedwetting

The advantages of early treatment for bedwetting

Davina Richardson, RGN/RSCN Specialist Children’s Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, explains the physical reasons why children wet the bed and importantly that they’re not doing it deliberately. The benefit of seeking early treatment for bedwetting is also discussed. We used to […]
8th October 2019
Child cudding his father

Is bedwetting a ‘normal’ part of childhood?

Davina Richardson, RGN/RSCN Specialist Children’s Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, discusses bedwetting throughout childhood and at what stage you should seek professional help. Find out why bedwetting is considered a medical condition from 5 years old and what you can try […]

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