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Does diet affect bedwetting probability?

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If you have a child who wets the bed, you’ve probably heard lots of rumors about nutritional bed-wetting solutions. Limit liquids after 6 p.m. Avoid orange juice. Steer clear of spicy food.

In an effort to put an end to your child’s bed-wetting problem, you might be tempted to try them all. But before you do, keep in mind that making unnecessary dietary changes that don’t work in an attempt to stop bed-wetting could make you and your child even more unhappy and upset.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: "Bedwetting," "Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Enuresis."

Familydoctor.org: "Enuresis (Bed-wetting)."

Howard Bennett, MD, author, Waking Up Dry: A Guide to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting.

Gregory Fritz, MD, professor, director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Brown Alpert Medical School.

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Parenting Corner Q&A: Bedwetting."

WebMD Medical Reference: “ .” Diet, Drugs, and Urinary Incontinence Symptoms

Johnson, M. , December 1998. Urologic Nursing

Egger, J. , May 1992. Clinical Pediatrics

University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital: "Bed-Wetting (Enuresis)."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: "Bedwetting," "Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Enuresis."

Familydoctor.org: "Enuresis (Bed-wetting)."

Howard Bennett, MD, author, Waking Up Dry: A Guide to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting.

Gregory Fritz, MD, professor, director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Brown Alpert Medical School.

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Parenting Corner Q&A: Bedwetting."

WebMD Medical Reference: “ .” Diet, Drugs, and Urinary Incontinence Symptoms

Johnson, M. , December 1998. Urologic Nursing

Egger, J. , May 1992. Clinical Pediatrics

University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital: "Bed-Wetting (Enuresis)."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

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