Dr Catherine
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8-15 years

Hi Dr catherine i wet and poo my bed and my parrents want me to stop but i cant help it i'm turning 12 and i like the ffel of nappies as well i still use binkies and i need a soulution to my bed weting problem nd i'm thing of using nappies with out my parents knowing and the rte i poo my bed is like every 2 to 3 nights nd i wet my bed every night

I imagine this must be very frustrating and embarrassing for you. Firstly let me reassure you that you are not alone – about 1-2% of teenagers wet the bed at night on a regular basis. If you have not already done so the most important thing to do is ask your parents to make an appointment with your GP to discuss treatment – there are a number of options available to you, although I would say the best approach at the moment is the conditioning alarm. It is important that you do not try to tackle this on your own as the more support and guidance you receive the more likely you will achieve nighttime dryness. There are a few other things he can do in the meantime like making sure you are drinking enough during the day, it is best to avoid energy drinks or other soft drinks as these typically contain caffeine. Caffeine stimulates the kidneys to produce more urine making it even harder for your bladder to hold on overnight. All the best, Dr Cathrine