Are you ready for school? August 29 2018
It’s nearly September, which can only mean one thing… back to school! Don’t panic if the summer whizzed by and all those plans to improve your child’s toileting habits or stop their bedwetting over the holidays never happened. We’re here to help!
Being School Ready
Earlier this year, a report by YouGov found that over half of teachers are concerned about children starting school and not being toilet trained. A study found that 70% of primary schools have children starting in nappies. This can be time consuming for the teachers to deal with (more than a million hours of teaching time is lost each year as teachers spend time cleaning up children after they’ve been to the toilet), as well as affecting your child’s confidence and independence.
Remembering To Go
Forgetting to go to the toilet is a common problem for children, which can lead to accidents in the classroom, potential bladder infections and discomfort - 43% of children find it difficult to concentrate in class as they are distracted because they haven’t been to the toilet when they needed to. A vibrating reminder watch can be a helpful way to discretely remind your child to use the bathroom at break times, when they may simply forget to go. The watch can be set to alert them to use the toilet at times that suit their daily timetables.
Night Time Wetting
If your child still struggles with night time wetting, this may also have an impact on their school performance, as well as their general wellbeing and self-esteem. The new school term is a great time to start using a bedwetting alarm to tackle their bedwetting. After the disruption of the summer holidays, the start of term is ideal for implementing the routine of the bedwetting alarm treatment - we have lots of information on getting started with a bedwetting alarm on this blog.