KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS NEED CARERS WITH SPECIAL SKILLS. LIKE PATIENCE AND LOVE, AND A LITTLE HELP FROM DRYNITES
The good news is that many children with special needs do achieve dry nights: it might just take them longer to get there. The best place to start is a chat with your child’s doctor or continence advisor, to get some advice on what treatments and strategies would best suit your child.
Read about the experiences of parents of other special needs kids in our Coping with Special Needs and Stories sections.
If your child experiences both ADHD and bedwetting symptoms, you’re not alone. Population based studies show that 20-30% of children that experience bedwetting also experience disorders such as ADHD. Daytime incontinence is also relatively common in children with externalising disorders.