Incontinence is not something that affects only the elderly. Daytime wetting or urinary incontinence is a difficult condition that many teenagers have to deal with. Most children will be dry during the day by the age of 3, but for some, incontinence can continue well into their teens. Incontinence may include daytime wetting, bed wetting, soiling (faecal incontinence) or a combination of these issues.
Research tells us that in Australia around 1 in 100 adolescents regularly wet the bed during the night and that between 20,000 and 60,000 children aged from 13 to 18 experience some form of incontinence. These conditions can have drastic ramifications on a young person’s self-esteem and may cause them to withdraw from sleepovers and social activities during the most important years of developing self-worth and person discovery. They may even suffer from peer rejection and bulling.
Bed wetting is a complex condition that can often be a source of worry for parents and children. For parents the social and emotional effects that continence can have on their kids can be soul destroying. Low self-esteem and bullying can often result from a child not having full control of their bladder and bowel movements. Most children will be dry through the day by the time they have reached the age of 3 and dry at night by the time they attend school but this is not always the case.
At Conticare we realised that there were not enough providers of products to families who are experiencing stress as a result of their older kids and teens continence issues. We have therefore taken the step to create a dedicated section on our website to address and provide solutions to this segment of the community. Any suggestions for additional products are always welcome and we would greatly appreciate any input from you, our customer.