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Bedtime soiling

Hi my little girl will be 6 next week & she is still wetting at night. I wasn't too worried about this as we were focusing on daytime wetting which is almost sorted. However the past 8 days she has been soiling every night...on a few of those days she has done a poo during the day or even just before bed but has still soiled! Has anyone had similar experience?

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Hi, My DD has experienced this at night as well and we found that it was due to constipation, is this something you have explored/ could it be attention?

My DD was okay after we saw the Dr and got some laxatives. We also used Drynites to keep the sheets safe. We only experienced leaks from them on two occasions. Are you also using Drynites as well?

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Hi I do wonder whether it's mild constipation, her normal routine is 1 poo a day but she has even soiled over this past week when she has also had a poo during day (on some days) I'm not sure whether her body has changed routine to need a poo at that time so maybe a case of trying to change the routine?! She still wears pull ups x

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Hi again, I change of routine at that age could be the case. Is she now wetting and soiling at night? Is she responsive/aware to what she is doing? is she embarrassed when changed? does she try and hide it. My daughter tried to change herself at first and hide it from me, poor thing. x

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She's never had a dry night but the soiling is new. She's fast asleep so isn't aware and even when I'm changing her she stays asleep. I've spoke to her about it but she doesn't seem embarrssed x

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She could be a bit constipated even if she seems to be going every day - if she is a bit of a withholder she might not be fully emptying her bowel. Then when she relaxes in her sleep an accident happens (withholding takes quite a bit of effort!). My daughter hasn't soiled at night, but there are times when she seems to be going to the toilet every day, but then does an unnaturally large poo so quite clearly hasn't been passing everything that needed to be passed on the preceding days! If you can get a GP appointment you could ask them to give her tummy a feel - they can tell you if there is a build up of faeces in there and if so, advise on appropriate laxatives. The constipation can make the wetting worse as well as the bowel pressing up against the bladder can irritate it.

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Yeah I think that constipation could be a possibility. Continence nurse has checked tummy in the past but if it continues I'll be going back to them to discuss medication for constipation x

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My son has also gone through a couple of periods of soiling his night nappy (he’s nearly 7), but once we had his constipation medication under control it stopped.

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I'm definitely going to consider this if it continues. Thanks for your reply x

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