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22 Hudson Valley Parent n April 2018 best method for each child. "I tried a bed alarm with my child and when it went off every night he would get scared and cry," says Taranto, recalling her experience with her son. "It's not fun to wake up with an alarm in your ear and he couldn't have sleepovers with the alarm." The Bedwetting Store also has several other products and books related to bedwetting than can help parents looking for support. And there is always the option for extra bedding to prepare for nighttime changes. "Set aside an extra sheet, waterproof mattress pad, and change of clothes before each night," says Taranto. "That way if you have to do a midnight change you are ready to go." Medicinal interventions When all else has fails, prescription medications are available that have been proven very effective in reducing the occurrence of bedwetting. "Treatments can help while you wait for the problem to resolve as your child gets older," assures Dr. Rowe. Taranto also supports the use of medicine to reduce bedwetting. "I talked to my doctor and he suggested a nasal spray. Within a month it stopped the bedwetting," says Taranto. "My child was so excited. He was able to have sleepovers with his friends without anyone knowing about his problem." Some parents are cautious about using medications and choose more natural techniques for dealing with bedwetting. "We have turned down any type of medicinal intervention as I feel it is not a serious enough issue to give medications since there is no urinary BEDWETTING (Continued from Page 21) Fishkill 845-765-2240 Goshen 845-360-5530 Mon.-Fri. 8am-8pm, Sat. & Sun. 9am-4pm NEED URGENT CARE? We've got you covered! • Board Certifi ed Physicians • Fast Diagnosis and Treatment of non-life threatening illness & injury • Lab tests • School, Sports and Camp Physicals Open 7 days a week for your convenience No appointment necessary Most insurances accepted E x c e l - U r g e n t C a r e . c o m We see patients 4 months and up Evan Hershkowitz, DDS, MPH 1001 Route 376 • Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-214-0008 We'll make your child's dental visit playful, fun, & stress-free! • Specialize in infants through adolescents and children with special needs • General anesthesia available in our fully-equipped suites • State-of-the-art facility offering the latest technology Ahoy, Matey! Come Sail the Seven Seas with a Smile! • Fun, friendly atmosphere • Sedation services available • Treating kids of all needs • Most insurance accepted

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