If they are under 6 and are always wet, there is not much to do but wait for their body to mature. If they have been dry and are now wetting again, there are many considerations and the child should have a urine test and probably a visit to discuss. READ MORE
First step is to request testing at school to determine ability and performance. Then a meeting with that information and the doctor can be arranged to discuss the results. We may treat here or send on for other testing. READ MORE
When they know the words to tell you the need and are able to maneuver pants up and down, they are physically ready. Girls tend to be earlier, usually l8 months – 2 years while boys a little later, usually 2- 2 l/2 years. READ MORE
Use a cup more and more. Limit bottles to bedtime or illness and watch for opportunity to remove completely. Bottles can be quite harmful after many teeth are in because milk or juice at bedtime can lead to cavities if not followed by rinsing or brushing. READ MORE
Introduce a bottle of pumped breast milk or formula in place of one feeding a day and increase the number of feedings by bottle every few days. Usually first morning or good night feedings are the last to be given up. READ MORE
Start by increasing fluids such as water and juices, humidify the bedroom and elevate their head with a pillow or blanket under the mattress. Medications for stuffy heads are widely available and worth trying but are not always effective. Saline nasal spray also helps moisten the... READ MORE
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