The best time to consider interventions for bedwetting is when the child is ready and expressing a desire to become dry. An assessment at a bedwetting clinic will determine which intervention is best for each child and their family; but many clinics see children only from the age of 7, not all areas have easily accessible clinics and often there is a waiting list. If this is the case in your local area you may wish to contact your GP to discuss medication or purchase a bedwetting alarm (a good range of alarms are available to purchase from ERIC
It’s important to ensure a child drinks regularly through the day (6-8 glasses of water based fluid); this helps ensure the bladder fills to its full capacity and over time can help the bladder hold more urine before it needs emptying at night.
ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence) is a national
children’s health charity dealing with bedwetting, daytime wetting, constipation
and soiling in children and young people. ERIC provides information, support
and resources to families and health professionals on bladder and bowel problems.