Girls and Bedwetting

Between the ages of five and twelve 1/3 of bedwetters are girls. By late teens 2/3 of bedwetters are girls.

Things to consider when treating girls:

Does she have any other symptoms?

If the answer is YES, treat these symptoms first as they may also resolve the bedwetting. Seek help from your GP or local enuresis clinic, if you need to.

When should I start night toilet training with my daughter?

Most children sleep through the night without going to the toilet by the age of 4.

If your daughter is older than this and wants to get out of diapers, start night toilet training.

With a pre-schooler, use waterproof bedding and let her sleep without diapers. If the wetness reduces each night keep going until full dryness is achieved. If it does not, discuss the option of using a bedwetting alarm to help train her mind to ‘hear’ the signal that the bladder sends when it is full, so she can respond before wetting the bed.

Support and encourage your daughter during the training process.

My school-age daughter is not bothered about her bedwetting, should I intervene?

Bedwetting has a spontaneous cure rate of 15% of bedwetters each year, so you could wait and see what happens.

However, by the time a child is 7 peer pressure can often lead to self-esteem issues. Also, many parents worry about the social opportunities that must be managed e.g. sleep-overs and school camps. In this case, the best approach may be to treat the bedwetting.

If your daughter is not worried about her bedwetting try to find an incentive. Reward Programmes are a great way of engaging your child in the process and a simple system, such as a sticker chart, may be all that is needed. If you set achievable goals your daughter is less likely to become disheartened if things don’t go perfectly to plan.

What are some of the considerations when using a bedwetting alarm with girls?

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