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HVP April 2018

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Page 20 of 43 n Hudson Valley Parent 21 "I first took my child at age four," says Carratu after noticing her child was dry throughout the day but was still wetting the bed every night. As a parent, Carratu encourages a visit to the urologist, saying it helped a great deal in decreasing the stress level. "I do have his urine tested, and have spoken in depth with his doctor and she is not concerned until after age 12." Aside from normal bedwetting behavior, there are a few instances where bedwetting should be evaluated by a urologist as these they could be signs for underlying issues. "If there is daytime wetting or other difficulty voiding during the day as well, this should be evaluated," says Dr. Rowe. "If a child stays dry at night and then starts wetting the bed again, this should also be evaluated." Tricks for drier nights Though bedwetting is completely normal, it doesn't mean your child is going to like waking up in a wet bed every night. Luckily, there are few tricks that you can try to reduce the chances of nighttime wetting. "Reduce fluids starting several hours before bedtime. Treat any constipation issues your child has or create a schedule for urination to help take pressure off the bladder," says Dr. Rowe. Another option parents have used in the past are bed alarms. This device works by detecting moisture and alerting your child with an auditory or tactile sensation to get up to use the bathroom. "When parents are interested in a bed alarm, I typically have them check out the Bedwetting Store website (," says Dr. Rowe. Bed alarms can help children learn to detect the feeling of needing to go early before bedwetting occurs, but they are not always the • A happy, safe and caring environment encouraging a child's physical, creative, and intellectual growth • Serving children of all abilities • Early and after care hours available Kathy Masloski, Director 845-883-5151 40 Park Lane, Highland, NY 12528 845-293-5600 228 Ward Street, Montgomery, NY 12549 AN INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Learning Together, where children explore the world the way they learn best, through play! 845.471.7477 Summer Art Camps Dutchess Arts Camp ages 4-12 Junior Art Institute ages 11-14 Art Institute ages 14-19 Formerly Mill Street Loft + Spark Media Project (Continued on Page 22) KWON'S MARTIAL ARTS Summer Camp Program 7:30am to 6:00pm For 10 Weeks Early Bird Registration Special ends soon! Tae Kwon Do Classes • Swimming • Hiking & More After School Program Also Available Now. 766 Vassar Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 • (845) 226-0832

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