Bladder exercises

Simply put, bladder exercises are intended to help your child “hold their urine.” They may help strengthen the muscle that controls the release of urine to help your child gain better control of their bladder. For example, your child can learn how to tighten their pelvic muscles, hold that position for 5 to 10 seconds and then rest for 5 seconds. Repeating this exercise throughout the day may help build strength.

Stretching exercises can also be done to help increase the amount of urine that the bladder can hold (bladder capacity) and to teach your child to hold urine for longer periods of time.

Talk to your doctor to learn more about specific bladder exercises you can teach your child.

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