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Tips on Toileting

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  • Author: callumkimberley

Did you know about 1 in 5 5-6 year olds and 1 in 8 7-9 year olds have accidents during the night?

Some useful tips for parents and carers:

Encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids at regular intervals.
Drink at least one and a half to two litres per day.
Fizzy beverages, hot chocolate, fizzy and blackcurrant drinks should be avoided where possible. Milk or water is recommended.
Encourage your child to use the toilet before bed and again before going to sleep to ensure an empty bladder at sleep time.
Reassure you child it is not their fault!


Concentrate on dry nights, giving praise and encouragement
Focus on improvement NOT on wet nights!

For further advice and tips please contact the team direct on

North Solihull School Nursing team – 0121 770 1919

South Solihull School Nursing team 0121 746 4550