How to support your child on their way to dry nights May 10 2019
Every parent wants the best for their child, so it can be difficult to watch your child suffer with bedwetting. Taking positive action to tackle their bedwetting by buying a bedwetting alarm is a great first step to supporting your child on their way to dry nights.
Encouragement & Praise
When discussing your child’s bedwetting, it’s important to use positive language. You should never blame or punish your child for bedwetting. Remember, bedwetting is not their fault so never tell them off for wetting the bed. Instead, encourage them to wear their bedwetting alarm and let them know how proud you are that they are taking a positive step towards achieving dry nights.
Motivation & Rewards
Progress charts are a great way to get involved in your child’s achievements during their bedwetting treatment. Set out a rewards system based on their behaviour, rather than for achieving a dry night. For example, for remembering to wear their alarm or for going to the bathroom by themselves.
Make Your Life A Little Easier Too
Bedwetting is not only tough for a child to deal with, but can be stressful for parents too. Make your life a little easier by investing in waterproof bedding, to help reduce your laundry loads and protect your child’s mattress. We recommend that parents help to wake their child up when the alarm sounds on the first few nights of wearing it. You might find it easier to sleep in the same bedroom, or buy our Parent Support Pack which will sound an alarm in your room as well as soon as wetting occurs.
Bedwetting can be a difficult time for children and their parents. Make sure you support and encourage your child to take action towards becoming dry.