How should parents approach enuresis?

January 27, 2019

How should parents approach enuresis?

Wondering what to do? Many parents have already asked their doctor or health professional what to do. They are sometimes told not to worry, that the child will outgrow the problem. In many cases this is true but it can persist for years so once the child is five years old it is generally best to start treatment. Young children respond well to treatment and all the possible social consequences are avoided. 

Parents of older children have probably already tried a few strategies without success. Their child may now be more resistant to trying anything else or even appear not to care. This is understandable as every time a strategy is tried without success the child or teenager logically starts to think nothing will work.

This is a good reason not to try one strategy at a time. Give your child the best chance of a cure on the first attempt. Usually the combination of steps on the Bedwetting Institute® DVD which includes a natural drinking program followed by a bedwetting alarm will lead to a complete cure within three months. In some children it only takes a couple of weeks and parents then wonder why they waited so long.

The child is unconscious when bedwetting happens. The parent must do the work at night, get up when the alarm sounds and remake the bed. The child's job is to follow the drinking steps and the other elements on the DVD during the day. 

It is best to purchase a loud alarm so your child has the best chance of waking. The clip-on type alarm is often easier as the sensor goes between two pairs of underpants or one pair with pull-ups over the top. The alarm will still sound but the wet bed is avoided. For children who are past wearing pull-ups or who don't want anything attached to them the pad and bell alarm is appropriate. 

The iDry alarm can be used as a clip-on or pad and bell alarm.





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