Children Sleep Problems: Wetting the Bed

Last time we covered Early Risers and today we are going to discuss wetting the bed.

Wetting the bed is a common sleep problem, it happens when a child wets themselves involuntary while they are asleep.

There are many reasons why a child may wet the bed:

  • UTI
  • Constipation
  • Lack of ability to wake from sleep to the signal to empty the bladder
  • Inherited trait from family
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Overactive bladder
  • Small bladder

It is not caused by your child being lazy.

If it is a regular occurrence and you are concerned you can get help from a bedwetting clinic. Wetting the bed only becomes a concern once the child is over 5 and wets the bed more than twice a week.

Assuming there are no underlying conditions bedwetting is easy to deal with.


Simone from Baby Planners advises:

“Limit all liquids after 5 o clock, take the child to the toilet before bed and lots of praise when the there’s no accidents”

Naomi Richards, author of The Parent’s Toolkit. advises:

“Don’t make a fuss just strip the bed in the morning.”

Don’t get frustrated with them, they can’t help it. Just be there for them and if you are worried contact your GP.



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