Talking to your doctor
There may be ways to treat bedwetting
If bedwetting is a problem for your child, don’t hesitate: talk to your doctor. There may be physical or emotional problems that need to be addressed. As a team, you can move forward to find the right treatment plan.
This Doctor Discussion Guide can help guide your conversation and ensure you make the most out of your appointment. Print it out and bring it with you to your appointment, adding in any additional questions you may have. You may also want to bring your completed Assessment Tool.
Questions you may want to ask your doctor:
- What’s causing my child to wet the bed?
- When might he or she outgrow it?
- Are there things we can do at home to help?
- Can it help to restrict fluids before bed?
- What treatments or products are available?
- If I try an alarm, how long does it usually take to work?
- Are there medications that may help?
- What are the differences between medications?
- Are there any side effects?
- What bladder exercises can I teach my child?
- Can motivational counselling help and how does it work?