A Quick Guide to Paediatric Urinary Incontinence

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Paediatric urinary incontinence refers to the inability of a child to control their bladder, which results in wetting. Urinary incontinence can have a significant negative impact on a child’s psychosocial wellbeing and affect their day-to-day life. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available.

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Though paediatric urinary incontinence may be concerning for the child and parent(s) involved, it's quite common – and it’s very likely that you will frequently encounter this issue in your work. Typically, a child will have achieved daytime bladder control by the age of four. When this doesn’t occur, and a child is still prone to wetting at inappropriate times or during the night, intervention is required.


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Carrie Barlow
02 Aug 2020
Brief and easy to read. Great overview.
Corinne Caluza
12 Jun 2023
Student Nurse or Midwife
Nice quick guide with exceptional external links
Jacqueline Harrison-Grainger
22 Nov 2022
Registered Nurse
quick guide. Good external links provided.
Toni Lawson
22 Sep 2021
Comprehensive overview of topic, well-presented and well referenced.
Sarah beech
02 May 2023
Easy to read
Jan Robinson
23 Jul 2019
It was a great refresher and helped give me further resources to use during assessments of paediatrics with continence issues. It also provided me with reassurance that I am using evidence based practice and information.
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Anna Bagus
05 Aug 2019
Informative and concise
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Melissa Inglis
29 May 2020
Good read
Joy Bartlett
10 Jun 2020
A helpful article
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30 May 2023
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