How to help your child

Parenting is hard – it can be very frustrating when you can’t seem to make your child’s problems better.

Bedwetting does not need to be one of these problems.

Bedwetting is common but treatable from the age of five years old.

Treatment is available

Treating bedwetting is a combined effort; with your help, your child can understand the causes and what can be done about their bedwetting. There are medical treatments available to treat bedwetting. Your child’s doctor or nurse can explain how each treatment works and help choose the treatment that’s best for your child.

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Remember to be honest

It is also important to be honest with your child’s doctor or nurse. Describe how the condition is affecting your child and your family. This will help find the best treatment for your child. Remember to mention what you have already tried with your child. This will ensure your child’s doctor or nurse knows you’ve done all you can as their superhero. If you are unsure about how to speak to your child’s doctor or nurse, click below for the superhero discussion guide. This will help prepare you for the appointment.

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Use your superpowers

Being your child’s superhero is possible by trying the superhero tips at home. There are also many downloadable tools in the superhero toolkit that can help strengthen your powers against bedwetting.

If you have specific questions or concerns, talk to your child's doctor, school nurse, health visitor or pharmacist.

Bladder and Bowel UK offer a confidential helpline. If you would like to speak to someone, email: bladderandboweluk@disabledliving.co.uk or phone: 0161 607 8219. You can also visit this website for more information: www.bladderandboweluk.co.uk/children-young-people/children-resources.

More information is also available on www.eric.org.uk. ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity, also offers a confidential helpline. If you would like to speak to someone, phone: 0845 370 8008.

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