What is bedwetting?
“Nocturnal Enuresis” is the medical term for bedwetting. This is a very common problem for many school age children and their immediate families so you should not be alarmed.
Very rarely there may be a physical problem that is the cause of the child's bed wetting. For this reason, it is important that a qualified Doctor or health specialist be consulted if your child is six years or over, if your child wets during the day or the bedwetting is causing stress to the family. Your doctor should consider all the details and provide you with a range of treatment options such as “A Dry Night Solution”.
Causes of bedwetting?We’ve all seen the huge variations in the way that children develop. Some children learn to walk at 10 months and others walk at 24 months, there is also an age range in becoming dry at night for a small percentage of children. Often it’s as simple as: Some children take longer to learn to control their bladder than others. In other cases the cause could be for example, due to emotional stresses such as a parental separation, a new baby or problems at school. Bed wetting is not an emotional disorder and in most cases can be remedied quite simply.
- Family History
- Being a deep sleeper
- Bladder capacity
- Kidneys over producing urine at night.
What can be done to help?
It is important to stay positive even though your child’s bedwetting may be frustrating. Give them plenty of positive praise and encouragement – even when your child seems to not care about their bedwetting. All children require a great deal of support in dealing with this problem.
We do not recommend waking your child (and taking them to the toilet) before you go to bed. Yes it will reduce the amount your child wets, but this practice only delays the child becoming dry on their own.
Treatments for bed wetting
A Dry Night Solution is the ultimate program for defeating bedwetting. With a 75% success rate our proven program is easy for your child, and you, to follow. Our program is 8 weeks long and offers a step by step proven formula to ensure your child wakes in a dry bed at the end of it.
In order to achieve success, your child must cooperate with the program and take responsibility for their night time dryness. Consider this a team approach; the doctor, you (the parents) and the child.
After all, your child needs to learn how to control their own bladder. You can't control it for them, you can only help.
A Dry Night Solution uses a bedwetting alarm in combination with our easy to follow step by step program. Bedwetting alarms are extremely successful in treating bedwetting and most children will stay completely dry well after our program ends.
The alarm consists of a rubber mat and an alarm box. The mat is placed on the bed and connected by a lead to the alarm box which is operated by a battery. The alarm is very safe and will not cause any burns or shocks to your child. When your child begins to urinate and wets the mat, the alarm will ring
The Bedwetting must be fully discussed with the child and he or she must fully understand the reason why they are going to visit the Paediatric Nurse at A Dry Night Solution
The program can be started at any time. However your child needs to be quite involved for the program to work so it is important to consider the timing of commencing the program. It is best not to commence around a major event such as a holiday, moving house, new baby, school commencing etc.
Most children don't need rewards to encourage them to take part in the treatment - the prospect of a regular dry bed is enough. The 'I'll buy you a...' if you stop bed wetting simply puts more pressure on the child.
Some small treats along the way may be a good idea, but don't promise them in advance. Rather, give them as a little surprise if your child is making some progress.