Frequently asked questions about bedwetting

Is bedwetting a common problem or is something wrong with my child?

Bedwetting (also known as nocturnal enuresis) is one of the most common paediatric-health issues. It occurs in 15-20% of five-year-olds, 6-8% of eight-year-olds and declines to 1-2% by fifteen years of age and over. However, your child shouldn’t be considered enuretic, i.e. a bed wetter, unless he or she wets the bed more than twice a week after the age of five.

Why does my child wet the bed?
Are deep sleepers more prone to bedwetting?
Should I treat my child's bedwetting?
Should I make my bed wetter launder his or her bedclothes and linen?
Should I put my bed wetter in diapers or pull-ups?
What is my role as a parent or caregiver in the treatment of my bed wetter?
What are the alternative treatments for bedwetting?

There are a three main treatments for bedwetting:

– Bedwetting Alarms
– Behavioural Therapy (Reward Programmes and ‘Lifting’)
– Pharmacological Therapy (Drugs)

What is Drug Therapy?
How do Bedwetting Alarms work?
What is Behavioural Therapy?
Does bedwetting run in families?
What’s the difference between primary and secondary bedwetting (also called primary and secondary nocturnal enuresis)?
Will my child grow out of bedwetting?
What is the safest, most effective treatment for bedwetting?

Frequently asked questions about DRI-Sleeper

How do the Urosensors™ stay attached in the underwear?

There are a variety of ways of placing the Urosensors™ in your child’s underwear and these are outlined in the instructions that come with the alarms. The method recommended and preferred by most parents is to cut a pocket using a pair of scissors in a sanitary minipad, or panty liner, for the Urosensor™ to fit into, then stick the minipad into the crotch of the underpants. Because the DRI Sleeper® Urosensors™ do not have to be clipped or domed to the outside of your child’s underwear but go directly inside the underpants where the urine escapes they are more effective at detecting bedwetting. Also there are no clips or fasteners that can be broken or damaged in use.

How long do the Urosensors™ last?
How loud are the DRI Sleeper® alarms?
What sort of batteries do DRI Sleeper® alarms use?
Why should I choose a DRI Sleeper® alarm?
What is the warranty on DRI Sleeper® alarms?
How successful are DRI Sleeper® alarms?

DRI Sleeper® alarms have been curing bedwetting since 1979 and have a 90% success rate according to independently audited annual surveys. Furthermore, when you purchase a DRI Sleeper® alarm direct from the DRI Sleeper® website you receive FREE ongoing advice and guidance, as you need it, over the treatment period. Our bedwetting experts are part of the bedwetting team with you and your child.

How long is treatment going to take with a DRI Sleeper® alarm?
What role do I have to play in treating my child’s bedwetting with a DRI Sleeper® alarm?
What is the main difference between the DRI Sleeper® alarms?
Are DRI Sleeper® alarms safe?
What size are the Urosensors™ and what are they made of?
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