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Bladder & Bowel Problems

 

Bladder & Bowel problems in children are concerning and frustrating for both parent & child.

Problems can include:

  • Bedwetting past the age of 5/6
  • Day time incontinence (day wetting)
  • Toilet training problems
  • Constipation


or a combination of any of these. Sometimes it is difficult to know where to seek help.

 

Children with these problems:

  • Often have low confidence and self esteem
  • Can be teased at school
  • Often miss out on camps, sleepovers, etc, or spend their time at these feeling worried or anxious

Parents can feel frustrated, , unnecessarily guilty and have lots of extra work and expense.

Sometimes it is difficult to know when or where to seek help. Dry Kidz has been helping families overcome children’s continence issues for more than 15 years.  Successful treatment programs usually result in a much more confident child with improved self esteem and a happier family.

Dry Kidz offers:

  • Confidential assessment of your child’s problem
  • Individualised management combining a number of treatment options (if appropriate) to best suit your child’s situation
  • Guidance and support to both you and your child
  • Liaison with your health care professional if appropriate

If your child has problems with wetting the bed, day time urine leakage (incontinence), difficulty toilet training and/or constipation then Dry Kidz can help.

Dry Kidz

Dry Kidz was established in 1998 by Terri Poulton. Terri is a Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications in Continence and Urology Nursing.

She has been helping families overcome children’s continence issues for more than 20 years and established Dry Kidz 15 years ago. She works as a continence and urology nurse seeing both adults (men & women) and children in clinic and hospital environments.

Dry Kidz is her children’s practice, and Terri is the sole practitioner, so you can be assured that your child is always seen by a qualified health professional.

Bedwetting

Bedwetting

Bedwetting is a common childhood condition. if affects:

  • 15-20% of 5 year olds
  • 5% of 10 year olds
  • 1-2% of 15 year olds

Toilet Training

Toilet Training

Toilet training can be both an exciting and frustrating time for parents & children. Whilst some children sail through toilet training with ease others require more help.


Daytime Wetting

Daytime Wetting

Daytime wetting is often caused by a problem with how the bladder works. It occurs in up to 12% of 5-17 year olds, and is more common in girls than boys.