No doubt you recognise this: your child is busy playing, when it suddenly needs to go to the bathroom. And immediately too, because it held it in too long already. Or it happens while you are out grocery shopping... Sometimes you're in time, sometimes you're not and your child (partly) wets its pants.
Aside from the fact that having wet pants is very annoying for your child, holding it in too long can be bad for the bladder. It tenses up and can hold less urine as a result. At night, when the child is sleeping, it can finally relax. It produces a lot of urine relatively fast, precisely at the time that your child is deep asleep. It is therefore no surprise that we see a clear link between a tense bladder during the day and wetting the bed at night.
In this situation, the best solution is having your child go to the bathroom on a set interval. For instance, your child goes to the bathroom every 90 minutes. A very effective tool to assist in this is the bathroom watch.
A bathroom watch allows you to set many individual alarms per day. Depending on the model, this can be up to 12 times a day. The alarm is a very discreet vibration alarm and for some models, you can also opt for an acoustic alarm.
We offer bathroom watches for children and for adults.
These vibrating watches or alarm watches are also called medication watches, because they are also very helpful for remembering to take your medication during the day!
Going to the bathroom on a set interval has been tested scientifically
Scientific research has shown that the use of a bathroom watch has a positive impact on the bathroom routine of children. It allows issues with pants-wetting to be resolved quicker.
For some children, the bathroom routine is difficult to learn. It requires a change of behaviour. A bathroom watch helps this change of behaviour, teaching the child to go to the bathroom frequently.
Are you interested in the scientific study? You can find the publication in The Journal of Urology here and more details regarding the study here.