Managing Bed Wetting

Managing Bed Wetting
Bed wetting is a common problem and very distressing for families According to The Dry Night – Advice for parents of children who wet their beds
  • Continence Foundation of Australia research suggests most children are not dry on most nights until four years of age
In a school class of 30:
  • At the age of 5, there will be five or more children in the class who are still wetting the bed at least twice a week
  • At the age of 7, there will be about two in the class who are still wetting the bed at least twice a week
  • At the age of 10 there will be one or two
  • Bed wetting can be caused by a number of reasons:
  • Children who have problems waking up from a deep sleep
  • Children with a small bladder volume
  • Children who produce too much urine at night
  • A family history of bed wetting
At Embrace Physiotherapy we can help with:
  • Someone to talk to and help you wade through often confusing and conflicting advice
  • Recording and assessing your child’s bladder capacity and function
  • Training programs to raise fluid intake to increase bladder capacity
  • Recording and assessing your child’s bowel habits
  • Reducing constipation that can affect bladder function
  • Support and advice on the use of bed wetting alarms for children over 7 years of age
  • If conservative measures are not successful we can offer advice about referral for further medical management.
  • See your child’s self-esteem and social development improve as they gain confidence with the bladder and bowel control.