There are many reasons for bedwetting - some, such as with children learning to become dry at night, are a normal part of growing up. Other times there can be medical reasons for bedwetting.
Bedwetting isn't limited to children and can be upsetting to older children, teens and adults. If you're a parent who has a child or teen struggling with bedwetting, you may find www.eric.org.uk to be a useful resource. Adults who start bedwetting should seek the advice of their GP as it can be a sign of a medical condition such as an enlarged prostate, a UTI or serious constipation.
The most practical way to deal with bedwetting is to protect your bedding. A waterproof mattress protector is the best place to start. Invest in two or three protectors so you always have a clean one ready to use at a moment's notice. You can also get water resistant duvet protectors to protect your duvet from night-time accidents. If bedwetting is regular then it makes sense to invest in bedding that's quick and easy to wash. Our polycotton bed linen dries faster than pure cotton bed linen, meaning you can wash, dry and put your laundry away more quickly. Wash wet bed linen and protectors as soon as possible after bedwetting accidents to prevent unpleasant smells building up. If you're struggling to remove the smell of urine from bed linen and pyjamas then adding white vinegar to your wash in the fabric conditioner drawer can be very effective.