1 in 10 children aged 6-7 years wet the bed. Bedwetting may occur without or without daytime urinary incontinence.
Common causes for bedwetting include bladder instability or over activity, difficulty waking up to a full bladder, increased night-time urine production and constipation.
If your child is not dry at night by 7-8 years, it is recommended to seek treatment. With an individualised treatment plan, your child’s Physiotherapist can help your child take steps to become dry at night.
Constipation is when ‘poo’ is less frequent and difficult to pass.
A 4 year old child should open their bowels once or twice a day.
If your child is constipated, they may have hard and dry poo that looks similar to rabbit droppings or poo that is very large in size.
Other signs of constipation may include tummy pains, cramping, straining, spending a long time on the toilet or withholding movements. Soiling on the underwear may also indicate constipation.
Childhood constipation can have a wide range of causes and requires a detailed assessment and a plan developed by your physiotherapist to improve bowel constipation and soiling.