what is it and what to do?
Many parents contact us because their family doctor or urotherapist has told them that their child suffers from enuresis nocturna (medical term for bedwetting). Because this is not a commonly known term, it can cause them some uncertainty! We’ll tell you all about it in this article.
Is enuresis nocturna the same as bedwetting?
By looking at the two words in enuresis nocturna separately, it becomes a lot clearer! Enuresis is a medical word for involuntary urine discharge. Nocturna indicates that something happens at night. Combining these words together gives you ‘bedwetting‘!
We often notice that parents who contact us and talk about enuresis nocturna are a bit further along in doing their medical research.
My child has been diagnosed with enuresis nocturna, what now?
Enuresis Nocturna happens to a lot of children, so you’re not on your own! Maybe your family doctor or urotherapist has already given you some handles. The Dutch Society of General Practitioners has a guideline for enuresis nocturna on their website. We advise you to always follow this guideline in order to help your child as effectively as possible!
What does the treatment of enuresis nocturna look like?
Most parents are familiar with this method. Up to the age of 5-6 years, it is quite common for the child to go to the toilet at night to empty the bladder. We also notice that parents use this method for children who pee in bed three times in one night. You always have to weigh up the balance between letting the body learn and the night’s rest your child needs.
If you notice that your child is simply not that motivated to get dry, you can work on this. One of the key success factors in treating enuresis nocturna is motivation. Many parents tend to reward their child when they do something right, but punish them when they do something ‘wrong’. When treating Enuresis Nocturna, it is important to reward your little one for effort. If you notice that your child is doing everything possible to stop wetting the bed, you are on the right track!
The bedwetting alarm method
Science shows that this is one of the most effective ways of getting rid of Enuresis Nocturna. Various studies show a success rate of 70% to 93% in children between the ages of 5 and 12.
We designed the Dryly bedwetting alarm in such a way that an unpleasant topic such as Enuresis Nocturna is turned into a fun adventure with Wizzu the pandabear.
When you receive the Dryly bedwetting alarm, it contains Wizzu the panda bear, underwear, a receiver and a transmitter. By the time your child goes to bed, they will put on their bedwetting alarm underwear and start their bedtime ritual in the Dryly app. This includes reading a book, going to the toilet and relaxing. You attach the transmitter to the underwear. It guards against an accident.
If your child starts to pee in his or her bed while asleep, the transmitter notices this and sends a message to the receiver. The receiver plays a sound to wake your child up. It also sends a message to the Bedwetting alarm app on your smartphone. This way, you can support your child in emptying the bladder and changing the Dryly bedwetting pants.
Through the bedwetting method, the child learns to recognise the signs of a full bladder better and better because he or she is woken up each time it becomes ‘too full’. We hear stories from parents who have become dry in a matter of weeks, but we recommend that you should expect it to take between 2 to 3 months.
Reimbursed by insurance companies
Did you know there is a solution to Enuresis Nocturna that will be reimbursed? What many people do not know is that the bedwetting alarm is reimbursed by many insurance companies. Depending on the health insurer and the package, this can be partial or complete reimbursement. Unfortunately, some 8% of all health insurers do not reimburse the bedwetting alarm. Are you curious whether your health insurer will reimburse the bedwetting alarm? Have a quick look at our page vergoedingen.
Best bedwetting alarm including app
The alarm that goes off when peeing causes children to make the connection between having a full bladder and having to go to the toilet themselves. Initially, the alarm will cause the child to be startled, wake up and tighten the sphincter of the bladder. The behavior is then learned during this period. When the bedwetting alarm is used for a few weeks, the child will make a connection between the alarm and a full bladder. By learning the behavior to go to the bathroom, the child will wake up with a full bladder and go to the toilet themselves. This process is called classical conditioning.
With panda bear Wizzu as a new best friend, the adventure begins. Wizzu is always close by, including in the mobile app. Wizzu is always there for you and helps on your way to dry nights. You can even personalize Wizzu, collect points for every dry night and exchange these points for a cool pair of sunglasses or a cute hat.
In addition to fun features, it also helps parents to chart bed-wetting behavior. For example, the app notifies you when the child wets the bed and allows you to keep track of progress. This way you can see how the child is progressing at a glance.
The interactive mobile app, the panda stuffed animal Dryly®, the cool underwear and the functionality are at the heart of the adventure.