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Google Hangout – wetting the bed and how to help

Welcome to another of our Google Hangouts where we talk about everyday subjects around parenting from potty training to teasing at school. Beckie Whitehouse, our resident coach, is joining me today. In this video, we will talk about wetting the bed and how to understand bedwetting coupled with nighttime potty training.

My own son struggled with when he was younger, thankfully he has now grown out of it.

Around 1 in 12 children at 4.5 years old are still wetting the bed but it can also affect 1 in 100 adults. Did you know that doctors won’t consider it a problem until your kid is about 5?

If this is the case then there may be medical reasons for it so it is worth popping to your local GP to have a chat. Did you know that doctors won’t consider it a problem until your kid is about 5?

Did you know that doctors won’t consider it a problem until your kid is about 5 years old?

We encourage you to watch the video when you have a moment, but here are the key takeaways in case you want to have a quick read instead and save the video for later.

Some of the topics we cover today are:

  • advice on wetting the bed and night time potty training
  • drinking before bedtime
  • ‘lifting’ at bedtime
  • wetting the bed in older children
  • is worry leading to your child wetting the bed?

Is your child still wetting the bed? Do you have any concerns over bedwetting? Feel free to email me at or add your comments in the comments section below.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Allen Perrot

Thursday 20th of August 2015

Great video! when my son still wetting the bed, we use water resistant bed linen.

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