Charlotte Mawby RGN RSCN Children's Continence Specialist Nurse
Urinary incontinence (UI) is the lack or loss of urinary control in a child beyond toilet-training age.(1) This affects a number of children, causing distress and embarrassment to the child and their family. It impacts on the child's home and school life, limits friendship groups and attendance at clubs, and can ultimately reduce a child's self-esteem. UI is treatable; however, if left untreated it can lead to social isolation and bullying.