Before using an alarm...
It may take a week or so to receive this package, but meanwhile it’s beneficial to get started on lighter sleep and a stronger bladder signal.
This first week will introduce ‘water gulping’, bed time practice, and elimination diets.
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Water is your friend!
Understanding the causes is the firsts step in fixing bed wetting. Every child is different, but improper hydration is a problem for most bed wetters.Water is your friend! Water is the only medicine that fixes bed wetting.
And.. watch for the signs of constipation. The motto I teach is
“Mushy Poop In the Morning”
It isn’t necessary to stop using pull-ups until you have a bed wetting alarm. Then you’ll need “Goodnites Bed Mats”.
This week, four steps to prepare
- Water gulping – urinate then drink water every two or three hours. Last gulp, one hour before bed.
- Machine gunning – stop/start/stop/start the urine stream to stregthen the sphincter.
- Do two practice runs to the bathroom at bed time.
- Lie down and breathe deeply. Think a mantra with every breath: “I want to be dry, I’m going to feel my bladder signal.”