There are many reasons why a person may wet the bed at night. It's important to understand that the person is not being 'lazy' or 'naughty'. A person should never be punished for wetting the bed. Children, teenages and adults can all wet the bed.
It's important that the person you support sees their general practitioner (GP) if the bedwetting is new, so they can get the right treatment.
Don't leave the person lying in a wet bed or clothes. You should:
It's important for the person's general practitioner (GP), a nurse practitioner or a continence nurse advisor to assess them and work out why they are wetting the bed. Everyone who supports the person needs to follow any bedwetting plans to stop the bedwetting from happening.
Check the person's care plan and follow any instructions, such as:
Need more help? Call the National Continence Helpline on 18OO 33 OO 66 and talk to a continence nurse advisor.
This information is not a substitute for independent professional advice.