Recurrent urine infections are relatively common in children, especially in girls from about 5 years to early teen years. The main reason for these infections is the transfer of bacteria from the digestive system (bottom area) into the urethra (the tube where urine comes out) and then into the bladder.
Parents can play an important role in reducing the frequency of these infections by::
If you are doing these things but your child continues to have frequent urine infections, you should arrange for your child to be reviewed by their GP practice. They will arrange for a sample of your child's urine to be sent for testing as well as considering other possible causes for your child's symptoms, such as vulvovaginitis in girls. If they confirm that your child is having recurrent urinary tract infections, they are likely to arrange for your child to be seen by a paediatrician. In the meantime, they may decide to: