Specialist Children’s Nurse

3rd April 2020
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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
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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 […]
30th March 2020

Treating bedwetting from age 5: Where can you go for help?

Kate Shelbourne, Helpine Advisor at ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity, explains that bedwetting is a medical condition that should be treated from age 5. She also gives advice on where to go for help to manage your child’s bedwetting. UK-URO-2000010Date […]
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 […]
28th March 2020

Preparing for night time dryness

Natalie Thompson, Helpline Advisor at ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity, discusses how you and your child can prepare for night time dryness. She highlights when they may be ready to go without their nappy or pull-up at night. She also […]
27th March 2020

Why are good drinking habits so important?

Bethan Grant at ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity, explains why good drinking habits are so important. Bethan also shares tips on how to encourage your child to drink more in school and at home, including ways to get them involved […]
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.   […]
7th January 2020

Diabetes and bedwetting – what’s the link?

In this post, Alina Lynden, Helpline Advisor at ERIC UK, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity, shares her daughter Nella’s experience of sudden onset bedwetting after a period of dryness at the age of 4. She explains how, for a small number […]
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 […]
8th October 2019
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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 […]
7th October 2019
Child drinking a glass of water

Debunking some common bedwetting myths

In this post, Alina Lynden, Helpline Advisor at ERIC UK, The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity, busts common bedwetting myths and provides useful information on how you can support your child on their path to overcoming the condition. Alina also explains why […]
4th October 2019

Key facts you should know about bedwetting

In this vlog, June Rogers, Specialist Children’s Bladder and Bowel Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, discusses key facts about bedwetting that every parent or carer should know. Did you know that over the age of 5 years old bedwetting is considered […]
3rd October 2019

Is there a link between constipation and bedwetting?

June Rogers, Specialist Children’s Bladder and Bowel Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, highlights the relationship between constipation and bedwetting. Did you know that more than half of children affected by bedwetting also suffer from constipation? Learn more about the role constipation […]
1st October 2019

The bedwetting basics you need to know

Alina Lynden, Helpline Advisor at ERIC UK, The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity, discusses the different causes of bedwetting by using terms and visuals that make it easy to understand what happens inside your child’s body when they wet the bed. Watch […]

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