The Bedwetting Doctor's Tips & Advice Blog – tagged "Advice"

The Bedwetting Doctor's Tips & Advice Blog

Should I be worried that my child still wets the bed? 16 Jun 2020

It’s normal to feel worried if your child wets the bed regularly. The topic of bedwetting is often not discussed publicly, which can lead to feelings of shame and concerns that there is something “wrong” with your child. This, in turn, can increase your child’s anxiety over their wetting, creating a negative cycle....

Should I be worried that my child still wets the bed?


How to support your child on their way to dry nights 10 May 2019

Every parent wants the best for their child, so it can be difficult to watch your child suffer with bedwetting...

Motivation and rewards


When should I stop using the bedwetting alarm? 20 Mar 2019

All children take a different length of time to respond to the bedwetting alarm treatment. Some children see results after activating the alarm just a handful of times, whilst others may take a few months to learn to control their bladder overnight.

When should I stop using the bedwetting alarm?


Daytime and Night-Time Wetting 21 Feb 2019

Night-time bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) can occur with or without daytime wetting (diurnal enuresis). The processes and treatment involved in these two types of wetting can differ.


Night-time wetting


Are you ready for school? 29 Aug 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


Minimising the impact of bedwetting 10 Aug 2018

Here’s some of our key advice for how to take control of the situation and minimise the impact that bedwetting has on you and your family...

Cleaning up after bedwetting


3 Ways To Succeed With A Bedwetting Alarm 01 Jun 2018

Alarms are the most successful long-term cure for bedwetting. To ensure success with the bedwetting alarm, these are some of our top tips...


3 Ways To Succeed With A Bedwetting Alarm


Fluid Intake: DOs and DON’Ts 27 Mar 2018

Confused about fluid intake? Here we share some simple DOs and DON'Ts for making sure you are following the right steps on the way to dry nights

Fluid intake


Encouraging your child to wear a bedwetting alarm 02 Mar 2018

Alarm treatment is recommended for children aged 5 if they want to become dry. If they seem disinterested at this age, it may be better to wait a little while until they feel ready to become dry. Once a child reaches the age of 7, if they are not regularly achieving dry nights then guidelines state that they should certainly participate in bedwetting treatment...

Encouraging your child to wear a bedwetting alarm


At what age should my child be dry at night? 25 Jan 2018

By the age of 4, most children have learnt how to control their bladder during the day, but night time dryness usually takes a little longer to achieve...

All children reach dry nights at different ages


Common mistakes in the process of curing bedwetting 10 May 2017

Bedwetting can not only be upsetting for a child, but it is also often frustrating for a parent. However, it is important to treat bedwetting properly - these are some of the most common mistakes that we see parents make in their attempt to cure bedwetting.

Bedwetting mistakes


Do children wake up to standard alarm sounds? 28 Feb 2017

Recent research has shown that 80% of children sleep right through typical loud smoke alarms. What does this mean for bedwetting alarms?

Voice Is Best


Bedwetting Q&A 05 Jan 2017

We're starting a new Bedwetting Q&A series on this blog. If you have a question about bedwetting that you'd like answered, let us know!

Bedwetting Q&A


How to ensure long-term success with a bedwetting alarm 09 Dec 2016

Bedwetting alarms have consistently been shown to be the best treatment for achieving a long term cure for bedwetting, with the majority of children who use alarm becoming permanently dry. We recommend taking a further step in the bedwetting alarm treatment to ensure long-term dryness...

How to ensure long-term success with a bedwetting alarm


Why we recommend not wearing pull-ups when using a bedwetting alarm 26 Oct 2016

You may have noticed us mention that we don’t recommend wearing pull-ups during the bedwetting alarm treatment. Why?

Why we recommend not wearing pull-ups when using a bedwetting alarm


Keeping a good progress chart 11 Oct 2016

Keeping a progress chart is a key part of the process of becoming dry at night with a bedwetting alarm. Here’s The Bedwetting Doctor’s tips for keeping a good progress chart so that you can maximise its benefits.

Bedwetting Progress Charts


My child is a deep sleeper 29 Sep 2016

Parents are often concerned that their child cannot be cured of their bedwetting because they are a deep sleeper. This is not the case – with the use of the right alarm and by following The Bedwetting Doctor’s top tips, deep sleepers can become dry at night in the same way as any other child...

Deep sleeper bedwetting


What should my child drink? 20 Sep 2016

If your child is using a bedwetting alarm, they should continue to drink lots of fluids to keep their bladder strong and encourage them to go to the toilet regularly in the daytime. But what should they actually be drinking?

The Bedwetting Doctor - water


How to stay motivated on the way to becoming dry at night 15 Aug 2016

Here are some of our top tips for staying motivated during the bedwetting alarm treatment, because persisting will give your child the best chance of becoming permanently dry at night…

The Bedwetting Doctor Motivation


Why is my child wetting the bed? 04 Aug 2016

We all start off wetting the bed. The process of becoming dry is a learned one but, for some children, this subconscious skill takes longer to learn than others...

Why does bedwetting happen?


The Bedwetting Alphabet 01 Aug 2016

This August, we're writing our own Bedwetting Alphabet!

The Bedwetting Alphabet


Starting to use a bedwetting alarm: top 5 tips 11 Jul 2016

Here's our guide to getting started with the bedwetting alarm treatment...

Getting started with the bedwetting alarm treatment


Who can I talk to about bedwetting? 17 Jun 2016

Because many people can be embarrassed to discuss bedwetting, it can be difficult to know who to get help from and who to talk to. This means that children and parents often feel as though they are the only ones suffering from bedwetting, but it is actually very common. Here’s our guide to some helpful people that you might choose to talk to about bedwetting…

School Nurse - Bedwetting


Making Progress With A Progress Chart 19 May 2016

Progress charts are an important part of the bedwetting alarm treatment, helping your child to reach dry nights as quickly as possible. But how should they be used and why are they important?

Bedwetting progress chart




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