DryKids Ontario Coach: Bed wetting tips & solutions to end it without drugs
The bed wetting solutions that really work aren’t well known, simply because it’s such a ‘secret’ problem. Family, friends and even some doctors may say “he’ll outgrow it”, “restrict his water” and “get her up”. These things actually work for 4 out of 5 children, but often prolong it for a child who has multiple causes behind a deep sleep habit.
Ending bed wetting can be fast, fun, and easy, it’s a matter of determining the irritations, and changing the child’s sleep patterns by intermittent waking.You can learn these techniques with a home visit by a DryKids coach.
Common Causes of bed wetting:
- Deep sleep caused by discomfort either physical or emotional such as….
- Emotional stress – moving, new baby in the house, divorce..
- Constipation- over 60% of bedwetters show signs
- Food sensitivities – colouring, milk, wheat
- Small bladder – often caused by ‘holding’
- Nervous bladder – poor muscle tone
Common symptoms of problem sleep:
- Sleepwalking, night terrors, tooth grinding, feeling unrested
- Daytime lack of focus that can be mistaken for ADHD
- Avoidance of sleepovers, camp
When someone wets at night, the problem is deep sleep that began at age 3 or 4 as a reaction to an irritation of some kind, perhaps earaches, food sensitivities, or even the stress of a new baby sister. After a while this sleep pattern becomes a habit and at age 5 or 6 the child worries about sleepovers, teasing, being discovered.. adding more anxiety that makes it even worse. After age 5 or 6 you may need expert help.
BEST TIPS to end bed wetting at age 3, 4, 5:
- Never restrict water! This prolongs bed wetting
- Avoid milk and fruit one hour before bed
- Ditch the pull-ups
- Praise success, don’t react to failure
Fortunately the best bed wetting solutions are more “supernanny” than medical, and have used for decades in hospital clinics and consulting agencies.Our DryKids method combines the best of the medical method – the Try for Dry program as taught by Chicago Memorial – with the practical techniques used by experienced sleep therapists.
Drybed training works. Every time. We guarantee it.
We apply both methods in a parent-coaching program that you learn right in your home, or by phone and web anywhere in Canada & U.S. Elimination diets, bladder toning, guided imagery, hydration, and motivation are used to determine and eliminate the causes, then re-establish more healthy sleep.
Not in Ontario? We can still help with phone Coaching in Canada and the U.S.
You don’t have to wait for your child to “outgrow it”. Perhaps the most important aspect of Coaching is ongoing advice and support for both parent and child. We teach ‘drybed training’ right in your home, where the child is most comfortable.. It’s completely natural, no drugs are involved, just changes in food, bed time habits, motivation, and education.
Our Mom’s say, “it’s fast, fun and easy”..
Age 3 to 5? Get a free copy of our ebook
Age 6 to adult? Contact page, Call or Email for help
www.endbedwetting.org resources for teachers and healthcare