Dr Catherine
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8-15 years

My daughter is a bed wetter so iput her in nappys and now she's wears them in the day all the time what do I do? Brook

Dear Brooke, occasionally children who wet the bed at night may develop a fear of wetting themselves during the day as well; wanting to wear absorbent pants both day and night. While this is uncommon it is more likely to occur among children with secondary bedwetting, especially when the cause is unknown. It is important that you talk with her and help her to understand that her nighttime wetting is uncontrolled and happens when she is asleep and unaware of her bladder’s signals. If this is ongoing or your daughter appears particularly stressed or distressed by the situation I would recommend that you follow this up with your GP. Regards, Dr Cathrine