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Bedwetting

Ed's bed / Eoin Colfer

Simple story exploring the effect of anxiety and stress. Everyone in class seems to understand maths tables except Ed. The resulting bedwetting is handled kindly and with some sensible advice.
Ages 5+

Dippy's sleepover / Jane Clarke.

Dippy has been invited to sleep over at a friend’s house and is very excited. But there’s one small problem - Dippy wets the bed. Different strategies are tried to stay dry, but there is a slightly mixed message at the end.
Age 3+

The lion and the unicorn / Shirley Hughes.

Lenny is an evacuee in the Second World War and bedwetting is one of many problems that he has to face.
Age 6+

Do little mermaids wet their beds? / Jeanne Willis.

A little girl who regularly wets the bed finally gets the confidence to stop after a dream meeting with a mermaid.
3+

 

When a book might help

Sharing stories about various situations can put a child’s mind at ease and make transitions and new experiences easier to cope with and more understandable.

Useful Organisation

ERIC: (Education and resources for improving childhood continence)
Information on wetting and soiling

  • tel 0845 370 8008

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