We know how damaging bedwetting can be for the whole family, here are our tips!
The problems caused by bedwetting are many; children that avoid sleepovers, camps and missing out on other social activities. Parents that wash sheets and comforters every day and spend so much time worrying for their child. And so much more.
You’re not alone!
We put together a small guide with some treatment tips and tricks to help your child get better. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.
First things first – Get help from a professional to get a proper diagnosis. Sometimes bedwetting can be caused by other factors that need to be addressed first.
Patience is key! For a faster and long lasting recovery the treatment needs patience and motivation. If you’re a Pjama user just getting started, think about your end goal – a dry bed without any aid. If the end goal seems too far away then try to set up smaller goals on the way.
And always remember that you’ll get through this!
If you’re a parent or guardian of a child that’s using the Pjama treatment you have to keep them motivated too. Give the child pep talks and compliments. If you’re motivated, your child will be too!
LET YOUR CHILD DRINK WHAT HE / SHE WANTS
Swedish research has shown that it is less important for how and what you drink during a bedwetting treatment. Therefore, we recommend that the child should drink whenever he wants.
80% of children using bedwetting alarms overcome the problem within three months. No medicine needed. The success of alarm therapy depends on the parents understanding that this is a learning process. Without patience, the frustration can result in quitting. Please, try to not give up.
In the beginning, the parents need to wake up with the alarm and wake the child up. Go to the toilet and try to pee for a couple of minutes. Choose 3-4 months when a simple home routine can be made for the child.
When a treatment has started the alarm should be used every night. If the child is sleeping away you can use a mobile phone with vibration only for a more discrete wakeup alarm.
Involve the child when planning
It’s important that all are aware of what needs to be done. Keep a calendar to monitor progress. This is available in the Pjama app.
Never punish your child for having accidents. Punishment is counterproductive.
When having sleepovers, simply remove the sensor from the child’s Pjama.
What not to do
SCHEDULED NIGHT WAKING
This can be helpful in the short term but it’s hard to do over time and it doesn’t always help.
PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE EXERCISE
Children who hold their urine on purpose during the day may develop problems with urgency, daytime wetting and even UTI’s.