We help with…
• Day and nighttime urinary incontinence
• Faecal incontinence
• Bed Wetting
• Pelvic floor muscle training with EMG biofeedback
• Real-time ultrasound scanning to help your child to see where their pelvic floor muscles lie relative to their bladders
• Bladder and bowel retraining
On average, bedwetting is an issue for one in six 5-year-olds, one in seven 7-year-olds, one in eleven 9-year-olds and one in fifty teenagers. Between 10 and 25% of children who wet the bed are also accidentally wet during the day.
But while it is relatively common, as these statistics show, it remains a rather unspoken and awkward subject. It is often genetic, and if you were a bed wetter, there is a 40% chance that your child may wet the bed, and if both parents were bedwetters; there is a 77% chance that the child may wet the bed.
The majority of children begin ‘toilet training’ during the day between 2.5 and 3 years old, and most children achieve night time dryness around 10 months after they are no longer needing diapers during the day. However, the journey to becoming ‘dry’ is not as simple for all children and can be quite distressing for the child. Children who are leaking urine or faeces during the day are likely to be wetting the bed at night, and bedwetting is more common than you may think.