Children can learn bladder control 'by wearing sport watches'

First published: 10-09-2010

Wearing a watch could aid children who are struggling to control their bladders, according to new research.

Danish scientists made the claim after testing 58 children who had used standard bladder training but had not shown any significant signs of improvement, Nursing in Practice has reported.

By giving each child a sports watch to wear, which each had an alarm set to go off at certain points to remind them to use the toilet, improvements began to show.

The result was that 60 per cent of the children taking part in this test developed a response to the therapy, while only 18 per cent showed similar responses when using the standard training method.

It follows a recent report by One India, which states that, by the age of four, most children have achieved bladder control, although wearing a watch may help speed up learning this life skill.
 

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