5 quick wins for beating bedwetting

by Karen Radford 2 min read

This January we suggested 5 quick wins on our Facebook page, to help give parents a head start in training their children to not to wet the bed. We understand that stopping bedwetting can be a challenging and frustrating process, so if the problem can be resolved easily and quickly then all the better.

  1. Avoid irritants (caffeine, artificial sweeteners, etc.)
  2. Encourage drinking water during the day – Don't restrict fluid.
  3. Healthy poos? Constipation can be a cause of bedwetting.
  4. Avoid appearing angry or irritated when your child wets their bed.
  5. Fear of the dark? Is the child too scared to go to the bathroom?

The process usually involves researching and learning about bedwetting (primary nocturnal enuresis if you want the technical term) and most likely will seek advice from a school nurse or counsellors who usually have vast experience helping bed wetting children. Parents may also take their bedwetters to attend an enuresis clinic, such as those run by the NHS School Nurses in the United Kingdom. It is possible parents may need to visit their GP or medical specialist for further advice and investigation. Parents will most likely have to purchase a bedwetting alarm or find an enuresis clinic, or school* who will provide a loan alarm.

All this takes a whole lot of time, money, lots and lots of washing and lost sleep.

That is why the team here at DRI Sleeper are committed to helping parents resolve bedwetting issues as quickly, safely and easily as possible. As much as we love to sell our bedwetting alarms, we are glad to provide advice or suggestions to parents that may shorten their journey, even just a little!

If you have any quick wins you'd like us to share with the world, please let us know and maybe we can make this a top 10 list next time!!

If you need advice then please contact me and I would be glad to help!

*We are aware that in many areas loan alarms are in short supply or are of poor quality, this can be a real frustration for parents if they have made the decision to tackle their children's enuresis. We will give a discount for the purchase of loan alarms and may even donate spare demo units or floor models to organisations in low socioeconomic areas. Just ask.

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.

Karen Radford
Karen Radford

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It’s been fantastic

Hello, I have a dri sleeper bedwetting alarm I have been using with my seven year old son for ten weeks now. It’s been fantastic as except for the first two weeks we haven’t had a single wet bed.

Well done - that is a terrific effort!
We have seen a massive improvement

Hi Karen,

We have been following all of the advice in your email for the past five weeks and we have seen a massive improvement. After the second week he was dry for six nights in a row, the following week the alarm went off four times (only once during the night) and his underpants were only wet a small amount. The following week the alarm only went off once and again only his underpants were wet. We are currently in a stretch of six nights dry and hoping for this to continue.

Thank you so much for your assistance, any advice is greatly appreciated.
Kind regards


That’s great news. Yes keep using the alarm until he has achieved 14 consecutive dry nights then he can stop using the alarm.
this alarm has already worked after about 2 - 3 weeks usage!

Hello Karen, I can confirm that this alarm has already worked after about 2 - 3 weeks usage! Can’t rate this highly enough and our 6 year old boy has basically gone from being wet every night (without fail) to now getting up on his own accord and going to the toilet in the night and being dry (pull up free!) in the morning! Even held wee in till the morning on a couple of occasions over last week! Incredibly effective product and will obviously be giving 5 stars on Amazon shortly (which says something as very rarely leave product reviews!)

Kind Regards

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Congratulations Richard! Thanks for the feedback.
Cured!!!! Thank you.

Cured!!!! Thank you. I was dubious as to whether it would really work. It took a while to persuade our 5y/o to try it as she was VERY attached to the night nappies. The first 2 weeks were very hard. Up every night. But I could see some small progress in the second week as she began to wake up. Week 3 a lot better. Week 4 we started having dry nights. We’ve only had one bed wet since she was dry and that was at 9pm and we think due to a bad dream. Now she gets up to go to the toilet or waits till morning. So happy. It was well worth the perseverance and all the extra washing. No more nappies for us! She still won’t give up the alarm yet, but that’s no issue.

Perserverance is the key. Well done Deb!
He is the happiest and proudest kid on earth. I'm still pinching myself.

My 7 year old son has NEVER been dry in his life. Every night he was SATURATED and leaked through pull ups through the bedding.

It was his decision to order his alarm from your website as he was desperate to be dry and 'normal'. We ordered the DRI Sleeper excel.

From the first night he was dry he has NEVER had an accident since. He raced around the house with joy, saying 'my brain has woken up, my brain has woken up!!!!'.

It's now 6 weeks since his first dry night. He is the happiest and proudest kid on earth. I'm still pinching myself that it worked. In reflection I wish I'd gotten the wireless version but it still did a great job.

Words can't express how this has changed our sons life and ours. We have given away all his pull ups and we are all well slept. I can't thank you enough.

Thanks for sharing your story with us. This will be very encouraging for other parents.