How is bedwetting treated?

Your child’s doctor or nurse can discuss potential treatments available to your child for their bedwetting.

Treating bedwetting is a combined effort – with your help your child can understand why they may be wetting the bed and what they can do to beat it.

Treatment can be offered to children over the age of five years.

Treat early

Treating bedwetting early on can help your child in the future.

Having a discussion with your child’s doctor or nurse can help answer any questions you – and your child - may have about treatments. Get ready for the appointment by completing the patient checklist and getting your personalised patient discussion guide.


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