Yes. children can experience incontinence. In fact, three to five percent of children aged between five and seventeen have a daytime wetting problem. One third of these children will also experience bedwetting. Day wetting is more common in girls than boys, however boys have more bedwetting than girls. Both of these problems tend to improve with age but children do not necessarily 'grow out of it'.
About one to three percent of children experience soiling (faecal incontinence) and they may also experience wetting.
Learn more about the common bladder and bowel control problems experienced by children and how they can be managed and / or treated: