Bedwetting in children - National Health Service (NHS) advice
Everyone knows the National Health Service (NHS) as a healthcare provider, but they also have their own website dedicated to helping you and your family. Featuring advice from healthcare professionals, the NHS website provides information on a wide range of health topics, including bedwetting in children.
From the dos and don’ts of bedwetting, to when to see a GP, you can find all the expert advice about bedwetting in children on the NHS website.
Education and resources for improving childhood continence (ERIC)
ERIC’s Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity aims to support every child and teenager with bowel or bladder problems in the UK. On a mission to get everyone talking openly about bowel and bladder health, all of ERIC’s advice is clinically approved so you can be sure to manage bedwetting with confidence.
If you want to help make your child feel more in control, ERIC’s bedwetting resources are a great place to start. With all the information and support you need, including a free helpline, ERIC offers bedwetting help for children of all ages.
ERIC also hosts regular events, including a selection of bedwetting help workshops to give you and your child support when it matters most.
Bladder and Bowel UK (BBUK)
Created to raise awareness of bladder and bowel problems in the UK, Bladder and Bowel UK (BBUK) seeks to support those living with incontinence—including parents and children dealing with bedwetting. With a host of information about children’s bedwetting, BBUK opens the conversation around what it is and why it happens.
In need of specific bedwetting help? BBUK also features a national and confidential helpline for specialist advice on bedwetting when you need it.
Perfect for sharing support, stories and experiences, online parenting forums are a great way to know you’re not alone when it comes to bedwetting. Designed to connect people with similar interests, parenting forums such as Mumsnet are often used by parents to discuss challenges, including bedwetting.
While these forums tend to be less specific to bedwetting, other forums are more tailored to bedwetting help and advice.
For instance, ERIC has its own message board on the HealthUnlocked website to make it easier for parents to share their bedwetting stories and support in one place.
Alternatively, The Incontinence Forum is a forum for people living with incontinence. This includes a children’s incontinence category with Q&A’s on children’s bedwetting to give you the answers you’ve been looking for.
A community created by shared interests, Facebook groups can provide a great way to share personal experiences and support. Made up of people going through similar experiences, Facebook groups are an easy reminder to you and your child that you’re not alone in your bedwetting journey.
With a variety of Facebook groups, including the Child Continence Support Group (CCSG) and Children’s Continence Support - Parent Group, it’s important to remember that some Facebook groups are private, which means the administrator will have to give you access before you can see any posts. Meanwhile, public groups are accessible in the interim for immediate support when you need it. It's important to remember while Facebook may provide you with a good community of support, you should be aware of its Terms and Conditions to protect your privacy.
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