The Bedwetting Blog

Deep-sleeping children: do alarms work?

Deep-sleeping children: do alarms work?

by Karen Radford 5 min read

Many parents have been told their child wets the bed because they're a deep sleeper. Find out why this advice isn't right, and get tricks and tips to help your heavy sleeping child learn to have dry nights.

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The cost of bedwetting: to you and the environment

The cost of bedwetting: to you and the environment

by Karen Radford 2 min read

Around 3,000,000,000 pull-ups are used per year in the USA. From 5 to 10 years there will be approximately 18,000,000,000 pull-ups usedAt around $1.00 each, the cost is $365.00 per year or $2,190.00 during the usual period of bedwetting. 

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What are the odds of growing out of bedwetting?

What are the odds of growing out of bedwetting?

by Karen Radford 4 min read

From the age of 5, bedwetting is considered a medical condition in the UK and statistics show that only 15% of bedwetters will stop un-aided every year form this age on. This means that by the age of 9, over half of all those children who wet the bed at 5, will still be wetting the bed

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Bed wetting boys

Bed wetting boys

by Karen Radford 4 min read

Young boys are naturally into all sorts of things, and as a parent, keeping tabs on everything your young boy is up to might seem like a daunting task. With their bouncy, naturally curious nature and uncanny interest in many worldly things, boys are a challenge with much reward. 
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School Holidays are a great time to start!

School Holidays are a great time to start!

by Karen Radford 3 min read

Back in the day I couldn’t wait for the school holidays to arrive. My friends and I would be planning sleepovers and midnight feasts well in advance and there were school camps we would go on or, sometimes, a family holiday to visit relatives or family friends. In short school holidays were the highlight of the year.

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3 things to check before you buy a bedwetting alarm

3 things to check before you buy a bedwetting alarm

by Karen Radford 5 min read

Bedwetting alarms are the only proven method to cure bedwetting in up to 75% of children who suffer primary nocturnal enuresis.

But before you rush online to purchase an alarm what should you check first to ensure that your child will be successful too?

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    What is your biggest concern about purchasing a bedwetting alarm?

    What is your biggest concern about purchasing a bedwetting alarm?

    by Karen Radford 4 min read

    What is your biggest concern about purchasing a bedwetting alarm? We have found many parents ask similar questions and share the same concerns. Here some answers.

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    Could constipation be the cause of your child’s bedwetting?

    Could constipation be the cause of your child’s bedwetting?

    by Karen Radford 4 min read

    Constipation can be the cause of, or contribute to, bedwetting. A distended bowel can put pressure on the bladder, shrinking its capacity, so the child cannot hold as much urine during the night. How can I tell if my child is constipated?

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      My child goes to the toilet a lot in the day: is this why they wet the bed at night?

      My child goes to the toilet a lot in the day: is this why they wet the bed at night?

      by Karen Radford 5 min read

      Some parents notice that their child pays lots of visits to the bathroom during the day and wonder if this may be why they wet the bed at night. Most children would be expected to toilet 4-7 times a day, so anything more than this may be a cause for concern.

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        Conquering bed wetting in pre-teens

        Conquering bed wetting in pre-teens

        by Karen Radford 4 min read

        “His attitude to the wetting and process has been great. He understood that it was not his fault and he wasn’t alone but I can only imagine this would get more difficult to deal with as a child enters puberty, so it’s great to have got it done."

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        What’s your child’s alarm type?

        What’s your child’s alarm type?

        by Karen Radford 4 min read

        Bedwetting alarms, like kids, come in different shapes and sizes. So, what type of alarm will suit your child best? Here are some things to consider when choosing the right alarm for your child.

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        Deep sleep and the unresponsive bedwetter. You're not alone!

        by Karen Radford 3 min read

        You're probably reading this at midnight having been woken by the bedwetting alarm which failed to rouse your child. This is not an uncommon problem in around 10% of bedwetterswho would sleep through the Charge of the Light Brigade were it to be re-enacted in their bedroom! 

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        Disclaimer: For information only. This communication is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professionals regarding any medical questions or conditions.