Stop Bedwetting

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Bedwetting is more common than many parents may think.

16% of 5 year olds and 10% of 7 year olds regularly wet the bed - having at least 1 wet night over a 3-month period.

For some children bedwetting can be much more frequent - with at least 2 wet nights a week. This can cause anxiety for them and their families - along with the additional considerations of sleep disturbance and extra washing.

Impact on children and parents



Impact on children

Impact on parents

Resources

Downloads

Lloyds Bedwetting Leaflet

MediKidz Comicbook

Patient and parent videos

Listen to other parents

More videos

Competence

Children who wet the bed have a significantly lower perceived competence than children who don't, concerning physical appearance and self-esteem.

There is also a tendency to a lower perceived competence in children who wet the bed regarding their scholastic skills and social acceptance.

If you have specific concerns or questions after reading the information above, we recommend that you visit your GP, school nurse or pharmacist to discuss them.