BEDWETTING TREATMENT TIPS AND TRICKS
WE KNOW HOW DAMAGING BEDWETTING CAN BE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
The problems caused by bedwetting are many; children that avoid sleepovers, camps and missing out on other social activities. Parents that wash sheets and comforters every day and spend so much time worrying for their child. And so much more.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
We put together a small guide with some treatment tips and tricks to help your child get better. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.
First things first – Get help from a professional to get a proper diagnosis. Sometimes bedwetting can be caused by other factors that need to be addressed first.
Patience and motivation are key for a faster treatment, and long lasting recovery. If you are just getting started, think about your end goal – a dry bed without any aid. If the end goal seems too far away, try to set up smaller goals, and give the child pep talks and compliments along the way.
And always remember that you will get through this!
If you are a parent or guardian of a child that is using the Pjama treatment system you need to be motivated. If you are motivated, your child will be too!
CHANGE TOILET HABITS
Create a bathroom schedule. Make your child sit on the toilet 5 times a day, and just before bed. Even if they do not have to go. Get help from the Pjama app day alarm.
REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF FLUIDS YOUR CHILD DRINKS 1-2 HOURS BEFORE BEDTIME
Encourage your child to drink 1-2 extra glasses of water in the morning or at lunchtime. Avoid caffeinated and carbonated drinks like soda. In the evening, only drink to prevent thirst. Try not to drink anything 1-2 hours before sleep.
USE PJAMA BEDWETTING ALARM
80% of children using bedwetting alarms overcome the problem within three months. No medicine needed. The success of alarm therapy depends on the parents understanding that this is a learning process. Without patience, the frustration can result in quitting. Please, try to not give up.
In the beginning, the parents need to wake up with the alarm and wake the child up. Go to the toilet and try to pee for a couple of minutes. Choose 3-4 months when a simple home routine can be made for the child. When a treatment has started the alarm should be used every night. If the child is sleeping away you can use a mobile phone with vibration only for a more discrete wakeup alarm.
INVOLVE THE CHILD WHEN PLANNING
It is important that everyone involved participates and are aware of what the treatment plan is. Keep a calendar to monitor progress. This is available in the Pjama app.
Never punish your child for having accidents. Punishment is counter productive.
When having sleepovers, simply remove the sensor from the child’s Pjama pants or shorts. Or, set the smartphone alarm to vibrate rather than an alarm sound meaning that the child can continue treatment while sleeping and being discreet about it.
SCHEDULED NIGHT WAKING
This can be helpful in the short term but it is hard to do over time and it does not always help.
PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE EXERCISE
Children who hold their urine on purpose during the day may develop problems with urgency, daytime wetting and even UTI’s.