If children aged 4 years and over experience regular incontinence (day wetting, bedwetting or faecal incontinence), advice from a health professional is recommended. Learn more about the common bladder and bowel control problems experienced by children and how they can be managed and/or treated.
If you are caring for someone with bladder or bowel problems, practical tips and advice are available to assist you with your care. Read more on caring with someone with incontinence.
You can also call the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66 Monday–Friday, 8am–8pm AEST for free, confidential information and advice.
You should discuss your child’s condition with your child’s teacher and/or school principal, so your child is well supported at school. If your child has a bladder or bowel issue at school, it is important to see a health professional and have a health care plan developed if necessary.
Our Healthy Bladder and Bowel Habits in Schools resource, Toilet Tactics, aims to raise awareness of healthy bladder and bowel habits among Australian primary schools.
Ask your school whether they have taken up Toilet Tactics!