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Childhood incontinence

Facts about Child and Adolescent Continence:

  • By the age of four, most children have gained daytime bladder control, however, daytime wetting occurs in up to 12% of 5-17 year olds, and is more common in girls than boys.

  • One third of these children will also experience bedwetting

  • Bedwetting is a very common condition with approximately 1 in 5 children in Australia wetting the bed and up to 15% of 7 year old children and 1% of teenagers experience regular night-time wetting. It is also common for prolonged bed wetting to run in families.

  • Both of these problems tend to improve with age but children do not necessarily grow out of it and specialist medical help is needed to help resolve this problem.

  • Regular soiling affects about 1-3% of children, and it is more common in boys. Some of these children may also have problems with daytime wetting or bedwetting.

  • Constipation is common and occurs at some time in over 25% of children.

Growing up possesses enough challenges on our children and youth, without dealing with the challenges, social anxiety, worry and fear of bowel and bladder child continence problems.

Incontinence problems like wetting the bed, daytime wetting or forgetting to go to the toilet are common and normal in young children. But the impacts of Child and adolescent continence problems may result in significant distress for families when child continence is not achieved at the expected time.

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Bedwetting and daytime wetting:

Get the expert advice you, your child and family need to overcome bladder problems.

A detailed clinical assessment includes using the latest imaging including 3D ultrasound and biofeedback technologies to understand the cause of incontinence and to develop a child continence mastering treatment.


Engage in evidenced based treatments that may address behavioural issues, bladder training, bladder emptying techniques, management at school and night time alarm therapy for bedwetting will get the successful continence you and your child needs.

Giggle incontinence: 

Leaking when having fun and laughing is not fair for any child... So did you know that Pelvic floor muscle training is the solution?

Bowel problems

In child constipation is the most common cause of soiling or encopresis. Constipation can often create an adverse relationship with toileting like toileting refusal or holding patterns and can also affect bladder control including daytime wetting and urinary urgency or frequency.

Evidence based treatment includes a dietary suggestions and fun recipes for kids, behavioural training and routine program to address negative toileting experiences and enhance bowel evacuation, stool optimisation, pelvic floor exercises and breathing exercises, to assist you and your child and family to resolve these symptoms. 

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Your Child may be eligible under and EPC with your GP or NDIS funding to assist your child with their incontinence problems

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Bed Wetting

Day Wetting

Bowel problems

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