Advice and tips to tackle bedwetting
Advice to follow to manage bedwetting
For your child to grow in confidence, it is important to make them aware of their responsibilities and teach them to look after themselves. Do this by giving them advice to follow and setting them little missions, which they can accomplish on their own, for example:
- to go to the toilet on their own during the day
- to 'listen' to the signals that their bladder is sending
- to avoid delaying toilet trips and to make the trip as soon as they feel the need
- to drink water regularly during the day but limit drinks in the period before going to sleep
- to leave a light on in their bedroom so that they can go to the toilet easily during the night
The 'little missions' calendar for dry nights
DryNites® has created a fun bedwetting calendar which can help your child to take responsibility for themselves through simple and enjoyable little missions.
Before going to sleep, the child can draw a symbol of their choice (a fish, a smiley face, etc.) on that day's space on the calendar - if they have fulfilled their missions for the day! The next day, they can draw another symbol if they had a good night and did not wet the bed. The drawings represent a reward, both for dry nights and for the child's efforts. These rewards ensure the child feels valued and their confidence is boosted. They learn simple developmental norms in a positive way and they grow up as a result. Children can take the bedwetting calendar to their doctor to show off their progress!