What you can do

To a child or young adult in particular, bladder weakness can be quite distressing.

So the most important thing to remember, when helping them manage the condition, is to be supportive. They should understand that there’s nothing to feel ashamed about and that it’s not their fault. You should then take the necessary steps to manage the condition with protection products and any other help they need to reduce their worry and discomfort.

We’ve collected some useful tips on how to manage your child's incontinence from parents, nurses and teachers.