Around 3,000,000,000 pull-ups are used per year in the USA. From 5 to 10 years there will be approximately 18,000,000,000 pull-ups used. At around $1.00 each, the cost is $365.00 per year or $2,190.00 during the usual period of bedwetting.
From the age of 5, bedwetting is considered a medical condition in the UK and statistics show that only 15% of bedwetters will stop un-aided every year form this age on. This means that by the age of 9, over half of all those children who wet the bed at 5, will still be wetting the bed!
Back in the day I couldn’t wait for the school holidays to arrive. My friends and I would be planning sleepovers and midnight feasts well in advance and there were school camps we would go on or, sometimes, a family holiday to visit relatives or family friends. In short school holidays were the highlight of the year.
Bedwetting alarms are the only proven method to cure bedwetting in up to 75% of children who suffer primary nocturnal enuresis.
But before you rush online to purchase an alarm what should you check first to ensure that your child will be successful too?
Constipation can be the cause of, or contribute to, bedwetting. A distended bowel can put pressure on the bladder, shrinking its capacity, so the child cannot hold as much urine during the night. How can I tell if my child is constipated?
Some parents notice that their child pays lots of visits to the bathroom during the day and wonder if this may be why they wet the bed at night. Most children would be expected to toilet 4-7 times a day, so anything more than this may be a cause for concern.
Bedwetting alarms, like kids, come in different shapes and sizes. So, what type of alarm will suit your child best? Here are some things to consider when choosing the right alarm for your child.
You're probably reading this at midnight having been woken by the bedwetting alarm which failed to rouse your child. This is not an uncommon problem in around 10% of bedwetterswho would sleep through the Charge of the Light Brigade were it to be re-enacted in their bedroom!
Disclaimer: For information only. This communication is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professionals regarding any medical questions or conditions.