Bedwetting still a taboo issue for parents

Half of parents have never talked to other mums and dads about their child wetting the bed, according to a new study


Concerned parents are keeping quiet about their child’s bedwetting, despite more than half a million children experiencing the problem in the UK, according to a new survey.


Half of the 1,000 parents polled by DryNites had never talked to other mums and dads about the issue, with that figure rising to more than 70% in some cities.

Parents admitted feeling upset and stressed about how bedwetting is affecting their child.

“Children who are experiencing bedwetting need support and encouragement, and this is more likely to happen if their parents feel able to discuss the subject,” said child psychologist Emma Kenny.

“Bedwetting regularly affects a fifth of 5-year-olds, so it’s a lot more common than many parents might think. By talking about it to their children, other parents and professionals, worries ease and parents get the support they need to reassure their child,” Emma added.


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