Doctors & Nurses

Parents & Patients



Bed-wetting (nocturnal enuresis) is a common condition in childhood affecting 1 in 10 children around the age of 5 and 1 in 20 children around the age of 10 years.

It is very common for the child to be a heavy sleeper and the main concerns that parents have are the stress generated by the increased amount of laundry and the difficulties of allowing the child to either go away on a school trip or to go to a friends for a sleep-over.

The aims of a referral to hospital are to ensure there are no underlying medical problems that need treating and then to help with the management of the bed wetting.

Fortunately there are a number of strategies that can be implemented to help you deal with your child.

The National institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a number of guidelines specifically for parents and these can be accessed in the treatments section.

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