Can anyone offer me some advice please I feel at a loss.
My 7 year old daughter has been wetting herself during the day since she was about 5. The amount of times she does it can vary from just once up to three times a day. It doesn't matter where she is or what she is doing, she will still wet herself. I have tried to talk to her but i think my frustration with the whole situation comes across (despite my best to talk calmly with her about it). We've done things like not making a big issue of it and just explaining to her that when it happens that she's to change straightaway and bring her wet things to us and just let us know its happened so we can deal with it, sticker charts for dry times, to completely ignorning its happening and even going to see our HV who just got us to fill out endless bits of paper measuring wee samples and drink quantities which having three children (at that time, i now have four) it was a hard task to do and would be completely impossible now. I'm thinking the next step would be to take her to the doctors in case its something medical. I did think it was mainly an attention seeking thing as I noticed around the time she was seeing the HV it didn't seem to be happening so often and pretty much almost stopped but then somewhere along the line, she started again. Any advice please very welcome.
Wow, it sounds like you have got your hands full with 4 little ones! I'm not sure I can be much help as I just have the 1 little boy who's 2. How was your daughter with potty training? Was she dry for a time and then went backwards or has she always wet herself each day? Did she get worse when things happened in her life (eg, starting school, the birth of a sibling?), if so maybe it's because she was feeling stressed and wanted more attention? I would take her to the Dr anyway, as it could be a physical problem (although if she suddenly improves before HV appts it seems unlilely to be), and if not s/he may suggest steps to take if it's more psychological.
Good luck with everything XX
I have a 8yr old girl who can still have an accident in the day, have had all the tests and she has an over active bladder which makes it go into a spasm.
I felt very sorry for my little girl at school as it was very embarrassing for her..
I also had some great advice from one doctor who said for her to drink loads in the day to make the bladder bigger, which helped at night.
I have 3 children who have all wet at night and only my girl who has wet in the day, I had an idea to help my child and I at night designing a wrap around bed protector called Coverdry. To stop the quilt from getting wet and have only one item to wash.
My daughter was just the same and saw everyone.... when my daughter was like this at school I arranged with the teacher for her to go to the toilet on the hour as she like yours would not know when it was going to happen.
So try that, as it is very embarassing for her to wet at school. We tried all meds and no joy.. I then made her drink more to make her bladder bigger that helped with the muscle control.
You will find it will work, it just takes time and patience :0)
And at night I use the coverdry wrap around bed protector to keep quilts/sheets dry.
I would recommend you try some bladder control exercises with her follow this link and see what you think, I think anything is worth a try. http://incontinence.emedtv.com/bladder-problems/bladder-control-exercises.html
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