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9 year old having bed wetting accidents ???

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memoo Wed 09-Jul-08 22:03:24

My daughter is 9 and has been dry at night aince she was 2, but the last few weeks she has had a few liitle accidents in the night. Its more of a little dribble than a proper wee but i'm not sure what to do. why would she suddenly start having these little accidents?

She isn't stressed or going through any problems at the moment, and she hasn't been ill.

I jsut don't know what to do about it. should i take her to docs or what that turn it into a big issue when it doens't really need to be. Or should i just leave it and see what happens

daffodill6 Wed 09-Jul-08 22:32:45

My dd is similar age but didn't get dry at night until 7+ and it was obviously linked to a positive change in schools and greater happiness..

Unless there is an underlying wee infection etc I'd gently see whether there was anything bothering her.
I never turned dds nights into problems but did expect her to help a little - to put wet sheets into laundry bin etc.

I really underestimated the impact of stresses and strains re bed wetting etc.

Divastrop Wed 09-Jul-08 22:38:00

i would imagine its a water infection.is she starting puberty?my dd1 is 9 and has had a few bouts of cystitis since the horomnes started kicking in.

Elibean Wed 09-Jul-08 22:43:02

One other possible thought, threadworm - dd had a couple of wee accidents when she had it. They can get 'lost' and irritate/stimulate the urethra, especially at night.

Probably a long shot, but worth considering??

memoo Wed 09-Jul-08 23:05:51

yeah she is starting puberty, she is very emtional at the moment. sometimes she gets a bit upset and i talk to her but there is nothing really wrong, its just the hormones.

I never thought or thread worm or cystitis, i think i'll make an appointment with GP, just don't want to make her feel bad about it.

TheRealPhartiphukborlz Wed 09-Jul-08 23:07:30

urinary tract infection would be probable, i think, or too much sugar in her diet perhaps?

TheRealPhartiphukborlz Wed 09-Jul-08 23:08:45

oh i was going to say cystitis, but thought that was "sexual", known as honeymoon cystitis?
presumablye not.

Divastrop Thu 10-Jul-08 11:46:06

ive never heard of cystitis being related to sex,i first got it when i was about 10 so it certainly wasnt in my caseshock

girlywhirly Thu 10-Jul-08 12:40:04

Has she recently started drinking tea or coffee, or more fizzy drinks? These are all known to cause the kidneys to produce more urine. It might be worth limiting them from teatime onwards. And make sure she empties her bladder immediately before going to sleep, rather than before getting into bed, if there is a long time between the two (if reading for example.)

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