If your child doesn’t seem to be growing out of their bedwetting stage yet, you may want to try some common bedwetting treatments to manage things in the meantime. Most are simple and non-invasive and could see you waving goodbye to wet sheets within a few weeks.
Bedwetting is a completely normal thing to be going through and it will pass eventually. However, many parents and children understandably want to hurry the process along a bit.
Bedwetting Alarms are probably one of the most effective treatments on the market, as they actually condition your child to wake up with a full bladder. A sensor will alert your child as soon as it detects the first drop of urine, allowing them to visit the bathroom to finish the job.
We’ve got heaps more information on our bedwetting alarms page, which you should take a look at if you think this method could work for your child.
Bladder training exercises can be easily done at home to increase bladder capacity and improve bladder control. While not technically a cure, many parents report positive results after a few weeks. These exercises are simple and safe, but you should still get the all clear from your doctor first.
For details on the different bladder training exercises and how to do them, visit our bladder training information page.
Medication such as Desmopressin (a synthetic ADH) is recommended for some children who wet the bed. Medications are not as effective as bedwetting alarms, however a combination of medication and a bedwetting alarm have shown to be helpful for some children with more severe symptoms.
Medication is only recommended for children aged 5 years and older. The use of medications to treat bedwetting should always be discussed with your doctor.
Enuresis clinics are a good place to start if none of the common bedwetting treatments have had success at home. Clinics are usually staffed with doctors, nurses, and continence advisors, who will get to the root cause of your child’s bedwetting and treat it directly.
If you’re looking for more information about how enuresis or bedwetting clinics work, check out our enuresis clinics page.
MORE BEDWETTING RESOURCES
Looking for further bedwetting help and support? Start with our bedwetting resources page for some useful links and free helpline information.