Dry-Bed Programme

Bed wetting is not a serious medical condition, but it can be very difficult to live with. Wetting at night makes it hard to go on sleepovers; it makes you feel uncomfortable in the morning; and worst of all, it’s upsetting not to have control over your own body while you sleep. But the good news is that you can do something about it. With motivation and practice, you can become the boss of your body!

 

Every year, 15% of children who wet the bed become dry without any intervention. This fact has led many doctors to simply reassure patients that the condition is not serious and that it will go away on its own. The problem with this approach is that bed wetting can affect a child’s self-esteem. On the other hand, given the rate of spontaneous improvement, you should always consider 2 things before starting any treatment: (1) Is your child motivated to become dry? (2) Is the treatment safe?

 

Some doctors prescribe medication to stop bed wetting. Although medication may be helpful, it doesn’t cure the problem, and one of the drugs use to treat bedwetting (imipramine) has potentially serious side effects. Many doctors appropriately inform parents about behaviour management techniques (including a special device called the bed wetting alarm), which are most effective treatment for bed wetting. You are an essential part of the program. Bed wetting is not your fault. 

 

Bed wetting is not your child‘s fault, either. It’s important that you present a positive attitude to your child throughout the program because negative emotions undermine what we’re trying to accomplish. It’s equally important that you are prepared to do the program. Despite these challenges, helping your child become dry can be one of the most gratifying experiences you will have as a parent! 

 

Mini – Questionnaire

 

1.       Do you wet the bed when you’re sleeping?

2.       Have you ever been dry at night for 6 months in a row or more?

3.       Do you wet your underpants during the day?

(If you have damp underpants once or twice a week because you wait too long to go to the bathroom, you should answer “no,” If your underpants are damp more often or they are actually wet during the day, you should answer yes,”)

4.       The type of wetting I have is ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

We @ Pebbles n Pearls conduct Dry Bed Programme which helps families overcome the hurdles of bedwetting in an easy to follow ways. Call us for further details (080) 41154816

 

The program will follow the following format:

 

  • 1st Session will include questionnaires, clinical examination, basic investigations and introduction to the program.
  • 2nd Session: Reports will be reviewed, complete Information of the program will be shared and informational handouts will be given.
  • 3rd Session (2 weeks after the 2nd) will include review of the Dry-Bed Homework and confirming if the child can start the program.
  • Thereafter; 1 session per month for a total of 4 sessions (follow up): Queries will be answered, progress will be noted and problems if any will be sorted out.

 

 


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