Hi Charmaine, dealing with bedwetting can be particularly challenging for parents when they themselves did not experience bedwetting as a child. While bedwetting does have an underlying genetic cause – many children with no family history of bedwetting will experience this condition. There are two things to consider when it comes to bedwetting. Firstly, how best to manage the situation so it has the least impact on children and families, and secondly, how to help your child to become dry. With respect to management, this includes such strategies as reassuring your son that it is in no way his fault, being patient and understanding, encouraging healthy bladder habits by ensuring he drinks water regularly throughout the day and adopts a diet high in fruit and vegetables, using products such as mattress protectors or absorbant pants like DryNites. While none of these strategies will necessarily help him stop, they will reduce the level of stress associated with bedwetting. When it comes to stopping – your best bet is to try a conditioning alarm. This works by helping your son learn to recognise the need to pass urine and either wake-up and go to the toilet or learn to hold on until morning. Any form of treatment should only be introduced under the instruction of a medical professional so it is important that you follow this up with your GP. With a bit of luck and some effort he will be dry in no time!