We know how hard 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!
Things to consider when treating with a bedwetting alarm
BEFORE TREATMENT STARTS:
- Place the alarm unit near the child’s bed.
- Don’t forget that the child has to pee before it’s time to sleep.
- Put on the sensor/trousers before the child goes to bed.
- Parents should sleep near the child (same room/rooms nearby) for the first few weeks so that the child can get quick help when the alarm goes off.
- If an alarm treatment is started, the alarm must be on every night.
- If the alarm goes off, the child should wake up, stop peeing, turn off the alarm and go and finish peeing in the toilet.
- If the child does not wake up when the alarm goes off, the parent must wake the child so that he can turn off the alarm himself.
- The alarm should only go on once per night. If the alarm goes off, you don’t need to turn it on again.
- Remember to remove the sensor from your clothes when you have turned off the alarm to prevent the alarm from going off again.
APP REGISTRATION IN PROCESSING:
- Important! Register when in the evening the child goes to bed in the app. Can also be filled in afterwards if you forget.
- Should the alarm not be automatically registered in the app, it can be entered afterwards.
ABOUT THE TREATMENT:
- The first weeks are usually the hardest.
- The effect usually does not come immediately so be patient. Eventually you may start to notice less pee coming and more and more dry nights.
- If you want to prevent the pee from getting into the bed, it’s fine to wear a diaper/pjama pants or shorts outside the underpants or panties.
- If you want to use the alarm longer, that’s ok, but more than 12 weeks is no idea.
- If the treatment does not help, it can be tried again later.
- The child may wet himself again at night even if he has become dry with the alarm. Then it is fine to try the alarm again and it usually helps then 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
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.