Is bedwetting hereditary?
We often hear the question is bedwetting hereditary and rightly so, for it is true that bedwetting is hereditary. Heredity does indeed play an important role in bedwetting. If one of the parents has a history of bedwetting, there is a 43% chance that the child will also suffer from bedwetting. If both parents have suffered from bedwetting in the past, the chances are even higher at 77%! In more than half of the children, at least one of their parents wet the bed until later in life.
Because bedwetting is hereditary it affects the child’s potty training. This reduces the chance of success in potty training, but fortunately there are aids that can help
Visiting the GP
We know that bedwetting is hereditary so before you go to the GP, have a good understanding of your own history of bedwetting.
- At what age were you dry as a parent, what about the grandparents?
- Does bedwetting affect others in the family?
- How did the potty training process go during the day?
According to GPs’ guidelines, untreated bedwetting has a good prognosis. It requires patience and restraint.
What to do about bedwetting
When your child wets the bed, you naturally start to wonder where the problem comes from and the question is bedwetting hereditary is not the first question that comes to mind. You then consider what is happening in your child’s life. Is there a turbulent situation? Is there stress within the family or at school?
Bedwetting may also be a phase that cannot be identified directly, but it can also have a medical cause. It is especially important to be aware of this and to see a GP. Psychological problems alone are almost never a cause of bedwetting. However, psychological problems (ADHD, ASD, stress, etc.) may exacerbate it and/or make the treatment more difficult.
Dryly®, the best solution against bedwetting!
If you know that there is no medical problem causing the bedwetting problem, the bedwetting alarm is an extremely effective methodto deal with bedwetting! The Dryly bedwetting alarm is designed so that you can go on this adventure with your child. Together with Wizzu the panda bear stuffed toy, you go in search of dry nights. By sticking to the therapy, you earn points that can be used to personalise Wizzu!
The bedwetting alarm method is the most effective way of tackling bedwetting. Of the children who follow the bedwetting alarm method, 93% are also potty trained at night within 6-8 weeks. Your child wears special pants that are connected to the receiver. As soon as the pants become wet, the receiver wakes your child and you receive a signal. Dryly® has added a panda bear; Wizzu, to this concept. The ultimate friend for your child. Along with Wizzu, your child will develop and learn. In the Dryly® bedwetting alarm app we track your child’s behaviour and motivate your child to experience dry nights together with Wizzu.