What causes bedwetting?
Bedwetting is a medical condition that can be caused by different things. Bedwetting does not happen because of anything you or your child has done or has not done but finding the cause can help with working out how to treat it.
It is important to discuss your child's bedwetting with their doctor or nurse. This should help understand why it is happening. This information can then be used in choosing the right treatment for your child. In the meantime, letting your child know that it is not their fault will help reassure them.
Your child may be wetting the bed because of the following:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 0161 214 4591. You can also visit this website for more information: www.bbuk.org.uk/children-young-people/children-resources.
Support, information and resources are also available from ERIC, The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity: www.eric.org.uk and their freephone helpline: 0808 169 9949
This website is intended for UK residents only.
Job code: UK-MN-2200009 I Date of preparation: May 2022