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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bed Wetting Issues - Advice From an Expert

(I recently received this comment on a previous blog post about bedwetting. Since it has such valuable information and advice, I wanted to publish it as it's own blog post.)

I work with the Enuresis Treatment Center, which deals only with bedwetting cases, and I know they can help. They have treated thousands of bedwetters, including teenagers, and adults. Bedwetting is actually a problem caused by abnormally deep sleep, which doesn't allow for the bedwetter's brain and bladder to connect so they can effectively respond to each other.

In 99% of all bedwetting cases, the root cause is sleeping so deeply. It is an inherited deep-sleep disorder that results in bedwetting as well as a non-restorative, unhealthy sleep. This compromised sleep can also result in daytime symptoms; difficulty awakening, fatigue, memory difficulty, irritability, difficulty concentrating.

There is No guaranteed that someone will outgrow bedwetting, in fact after the age of seven, it is less likely. 1 in 50 teenagers, as well as 3.2 million reported cases of adults still wet the bed. More importantly, if a child were to outgrow this problem, they are then left with a sleep disorder, along with possible challenging symptoms that can no longer be treated. Meanwhile, the psychological impact of bedwetting can be devastating.

Studies indicate that deep sleepers rarely hear smoke detectors and can sleep through fire/burglar alarms. Alarms alone are ineffective as the key component for ending bedwetting. Children/Teenagers report great confusion and frustration when using an alarm, because they cannot hear it in time, or at all, to make any impact on the bedwetting. A majority of the time they simply experience another failed attempt to end their bedwetting. The core of the problem is an inadequate arousal of the brain, a sleep disorder that needs to be changed to permanently end the bedwetting.

We encourage parents to discontinue the use of diapers since they only keep the bed dry, not the child, as well as prolong the child’s suffering from the bedwetting and sleep disorder. There is a false belief that older children will get discourage by wearing Pull Ups or Good Nights and be able to wake up and go to the bathroom. Our experience with tens of thousands of bedwetting cases indicates this has never occurred. If a child could wake up, they would.

For 34 years, the Enuresis Treatment Center has been ending bedwetting for children, teenagers, and adults who thought there was no hope. Our research and experience has validated that bedwetting is the result of a genetically-linked sleep disorder that can be treated without drugs or invasive surgery. I would encourage your readers to visit their website and take advantage of their extensive knowledge.

Lyle D. Danuloff, PhD
Farmington Hills, Michigan

Post by Suzanne Riffel, author of "The Potty Boot Camp: Basic Training for Toddlers" - a new, fast, easy toilet training method that produces remarkable results.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Parenting Examiner: Potty training tip: make your own personalized potty training book

Here is a GREAT idea for you creative types! Instead of buying a potty training book, make your own!

In the following article on the Parenting Examiner website, a number of unique ideas are discussed to personalize a special book for your little one:

Parenting Examiner: Potty training tip: make your own personalized potty training book

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Tips for Toilet Training

This article discusses some unique ideas to help with potty training - from using "peer pressure" to "male bonding." My favorite is the tip that came from a dad who said he and his son ran around in underwear all weekend while singing "the manly man song" - a special tune he made up just to get his little boy motivated. Whatever works!!!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

7 Months Old? Potty Train Her! - CBS News

A technique that has been around for many years is recently gaining popularity among parents - it's called Elimination Communication, or "infant potty training." It helps parents teach babies as young as 7 months old how to use a potty instead of a diaper.

A key part of the method is to teach the baby a verbal cue, such as "sssssss-sssss." When whispered into the ear, the infant is conditioned to release their bladder. The infants themselves are not necessarily "trained." Instead, parents get their children used to responding to the need to go.

Below is a link to a story on CBS about Elimination Communication, as well as additional information. In addition, resources for parents on the topic include The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative and Infant Potty Training: A Gentle and Primeval Method Adapted to Modern Living, both available from Amazon.com

Here's the link to the CBS story: 7 Months Old? Potty Train Her! - CBS News

Post by Suzanne Riffel, author of "The Potty Boot Camp: Basic Training for Toddlers" - a new, fast, easy toilet training method that produces remarkable results.