Learn to cycle, swim and stop wetting the bed
Children make big steps in their first years of life and toilet training is part of that. Most children are toilet trained during the day around the age of three. Potty training at night usually takes a little longer. Your child has to learn something while he or she is sleeping soundly.
This learning process of waking up to go to the bathroom differs per child. Compare learning to walk, learning to cycle or learning to swim. Every child learns this at his or her own pace and there is nothing strange about that.
On average, children manage to stay dry at night around their 4th birthday. Sometimes this takes a little longer. This is not a problem at all, but if it goes on for too long it can become annoying. Your child thinks he or she is the only one and cool things like sleepovers and (school) camps are preferably avoided. For some children this even leads to social problems and can also affect their school performance.
Bedwetting can also be annoying for you. Some parents feel disappointed that bedwetting continues for so long. Your own night's sleep can of course suffer, and then there is also the extra dirty laundry and the cost of diapers.
Fortunately, there are various options to tackle bedwetting. Before we discuss these, let us first consider the possible causes of bedwetting.
What does it mean to still wet the bed?
If your child starts to find bedwetting a problem, it is important to take action. Your child probably thinks that (s)he is the only one and that all his friends have stopped doing this for a long time. Nothing is less true! We just don't talk about it (unfortunately), so we don't know about each other.
If every child who still wets the bed wears a red cap to school tomorrow, you will be surprised how many red caps you see walking around. Even in your own class you are not the only one with a red cap. Tonight, millions of children aged 5 years and older will wet their beds. To give you an idea over 6.000.000 children in Europe and over 2.500.000 children in the US. So you'r child is certainly not the only one!
There is a chance that your child avoids sleepovers and (school) camps because (s)he is ashamed. Or even feels guilty. This is not necessary at all. Your child really can't do anything about it.
As a parent, it is important not to be disappointed in your child and to always remain positive. How difficult this might be at certain times. But your child doesn't wet the bed for fun. Therefore, focus on the efforts made to get rid of bedwetting (for example the drinking and bathroom pattern during the day) and not on the result.
In addition, it is good to know that there are good solutions against bedwetting.
The number 1 bedwetting alarm training: Urifoon
Urifoon offers the bedwetting alarm since 1954 and we soon discovered that the alarm of the bedwetting alarm alone is not enough to stop your child from wetting the bed. The bedwetting alarm is a training tool and the better it is supervised, the greater the chance of success.
What do you do if your child doesn't wake up from the alarm? You may have had such an experience yourself or heard from others, because many bedwetters are deep sleepers... And what do you do if your child has several wetting moments during the night? Then the training is much too tiring and impossible to maintain...
Just some examples of common situations. Without expert guidance, there is a good chance that the training will be stopped prematurely and without success, because it is all much too tiring and no progress is visible.
This does not happen with the Urifoon bedwetting alarm training. We always offer expert guidance from experts who know exactly how your child will respond to the bedwetting alarm. Our motivating guidance is full of fun exercises. Your child can train with the bedwetting alarm in a playful way, wakes up quickly from the alarm (even the very deep sleepers) and does not urinate unnecessarily often at night.
This makes the training less tiring and progress is visible quickly. This is enormously stimulating, which means that the chance of success with the Urifoon bedwetting alarm training is the highest. In the short term, but also measured over several years.
No more bedwetting. How nice would that be?