Urinary incontinence

What is Urinary incontinence?

Urinary Incontinence includes bedwetting and daytime wetting. Bedwetting is very common in young children and normal up to the age of five years. Because it happens at night, the child has no conscious control over it. There are two types of bedwetting:

  • The child who has never been dry for more than a few months at a time.  
  • The child who has been completely dry for more than 6 months and then starts to wet the bed again.

How do we help children with urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence can cause a child social problems. Approaches to the management of urinary incontinence vary depending on the child's history and symptoms. We have clinics for children older than six who are bedwetting and children who are toilet trained but continue to have daytime wetting.