We're supporting World Bedwetting Day


Tuesday 29 May is World Bedwetting Day. Bedwetting is nobody’s fault - it’s a common medical problem that can and should be treated.


Did you know bedwetting affects 20% of all 5 years olds and 10% of 7 year olds. There are 2 main reasons why children wet the bed; they either make too much wee at night or they have a problem holding onto it whilst they sleep. 


No matter the reason help is available!


To raise awareness of this common condition and encourage parents and carers to access support our Children’s Continence Team will be on hand on Tuesday 29 May from 9.30am - 2.00pm at St Catherine’s Health Centre. The team will be answering questions, providing lifestyle advice around food and drink consumption, discussing continence products and helping complete referral forms.


Jane Rowland, Senior Children's Continence Nurse said; “Bedwetting affects children of all ages and even though it’s a common problem, it’s still something that we often feel embarrassed talking about. If left untreated, bedwetting can have a serious impact on a child’s self-esteem, emotional wellbeing and social activities. Seeking help is really important and can improve your child’s quality of life and with the right treatments and products everyone can be helped to effectively manage, improve and in many cases even cure their condition.”


If you’re worried or have any questions about your child’s bedwetting come along to St Cath’s on Tuesday 29 May and speak to a member of our team. You’ll find out about the support our service provides and how can help your child.



Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 12:52

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