Stop bedwetting patient toolkit

Bedwetting is a medical condition. It happens when the bladder empties during sleep, so it is not their fault. As a parent or carer, helping your child overcome bedwetting can be extremely challenging. With the right tools, you can give your child the help they need to put a stop to bedwetting.

Using the downloadable tools below, you will be well-equipped to help your child have restful nights again.

Patient bedwetting diary

The patient diary can help show how your child's bladder and bowel are working. This is a useful tool to take to your child's doctor or nurse and may help them to understand what is causing the bedwetting for you child and so suggest the right treatment.


Patient discussion guide

The discussion guide will help you to prepare for an appointment with your child's doctor or nurse. Starting the conversation on bedwetting can help get your child treated.


If you have specific questions or concerns, talk to your child's doctor, school nurse, health visitor or pharmacist.

Bladder and Bowel UK offer a confidential helpline. If you would like to speak to someone, email: or phone: +44 (0)161 214 4591. You can also visit this website for more information:

Support, information and resources are also available from ERIC, The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity: and their freephone helpline: +44 (0)808 169 9949


This website is intended for UK residents only.

Job code: UK-MN-2300010 I Date of preparation: June 2023