Waking Up Dry: A Guide To Help Children Overcome Bedwetting
Waking Up Dry: A Guide To Help Children Overcome BedwettingCode: BK-9781581101560
Waking Up Dry: A Guide to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting is written in a child-friendly tone that mirrors a one-on-one conversation with Dr. Bennett, this self-help guide is designed to assist children in conquering bedwetting.
Although appropriate for parents and caregivers, the conversations and activities are meant for children to read alone or with a parent.
Full of practical tips and a specific program for overcoming this embarrassing condition, this guide covers topics such as waking-up practice, bedwetting alarms, and how to handle sleepovers.
Cartoon characters Bladder Man (a superhero) and Nephron put a humorous spin on the subject and help explain the causes of bedwetting, and numerous examples of others that share the condition show children that they are not the only ones who are affected.
Simple activities keep children engaged and help them grasp how their urinary system functions, while Q&A sections provide more detailed information for parents.
Based On 10 Reviews
This book is full of helpful tips on the older child who wets the bed. It also show you how to include the child in stopping bedwetting. Includes helpful tips on alarms for bedwetting. We are now fully trained with my 6 year old daughter.
We found this book extremely useful. When we bought the book, our 10-year-old son was wetting his bed every night. The book was clear and entertaining &40;for parent and child alike&41;, and the strategies were both humane and effective. During the two months before his 11th birthday, our son wet the bed once, thanks to this book.
The doctor told us he would grow out of it but as he approched his 10th birthday I decided to do some research of my own and bought this book and started the program. It has been 6 weeks, he only wet 6 times within the first 3 weeks and he has been dry now for 3 weeks straight. We are amazed. I wish I would have done something sooner.
Before reading Dr. Bennett's book my nearly-6-year-old son went from wetting 3-4 times a night to being dry every night instead. Since my child was young, I liked that it offered fun ways to find out if he was ready for the program. Although I had to read the book with him, he was very excited to try. The lively manner in which it is written was encouraging. We both enjoyed learning why bedwetting happens and doing the "waking up practice" and "bladder attention". We had a few setbacks, but we used the suggested steps to deal with them and experienced success in 2 months. I believe that the combined visualization and behavioral components really helped. When we ran into a problem that wasn't addressed in the book we went to the website and got additional help. The confidence my son gained from becoming dry at night has transferred over to other parts of his life. I'm so glad that we used this book.
My daughter is eight, and she was wetting the bed every single night &40;with pull-ups&41;. Two months ago we got the book and now she is dry. It does require commitment from both parent and child. The book is designed to read together and she loved that aspect. I was hoping to get a book and not need to buy anything else, but this book strongly suggests the alarm so we bought one and it was very helpful. Everything worked perfectly. My daughter is very proud of herself and feeling great. This is a wonderful book. Informative, helpful, easy to read, and interesting.
We used this book in conjunction with a Malem alarm. Before we started using the alarm, my 6 year old son &40;who had never had a dry night&41; and I read the book together. It's written for parents AND kids and my son loved it. It's funny, honest and even has a super hero with a side kick who tell potty jokes :&41; We spent a lot of time laying the ground work, getting excited, talking about what would be involved in the process, and how we would work together as a TEAM. My son was excited to get started. I believe the time we spent reading the book had a lot to do with his success. I recommend this book and an alarm &40;Malem got the best reviews, so I bought one&41; to any parent. After four nights of using the alarm, my son had his first dry night. A few nights later, he began his trip to graduation of 28 dry nights in a row &40;14 nights with the alarm, followed by another 14 of wearing the alarm every other night&41;. The whole process of "waking up dry" was less than two months. The difference in attitude in our now "dry" home is just amazing.
At the request of my daughter about 3 weeks before her 6th birthday, my daughter asked for help to get dry by her birthday. I bought this book and, within two-three weeks, we were dry. My daughter and I read the relevant part of the book once, discussed it several times before going to bed and, poof, we were dry after keeping the chart for 2 weeks. The book was fun, relevant, easy to use, not overly academic and proved that, where there is a will &40;and some good academics behind you such as this book&41;, you are golden. Looking forward to my 4 year old's turn
This book basically tells you to go and buy a bedwetting alarm. It doesn't have any actual tips on getting your kid dry any other way. I checked it out from the library thinking the "program" might be something to try before we spent the $70+ on the alarm. I would have been angry if I bought this book only to have it tell me over halfway through that the "program" is to use a bed wetting alarm. This book is just to answer questions for people who don't know how to use google search.
My 6-year-old daughter enjoyed reading Waking Up Dry and participated enthusiastically in all the activities suggested by Dr. Bennett. I was initially skeptical about whether she could get through a 240-page book about bedwetting. However, the book became part of our bedtime story routine and provided valuable information that helped me and my husband support her as she learned to stay dry all night. Dr. Bennett's conversational text reassured my daughter that other children shared the same problem and encouraged her that she could become the boss of her body. She giggled as we read about the adventures of the book's cartoon superheroes, Bladderman and Nephron, and she loved earning rewards for completing different parts of the program. My daughter became dry about 8 weeks after we started the program and has been dry ever since.
Given the pace of family practice, I often don't have enough time to deal with problems such as bedwetting. "Waking Up Dry" is a terrific book that provides a lot of information in a clear and concise manner that not only explains why children wet the bed, but also what they can do to fix the problem. The book is brimming with practical tips that make it easier to treat the condition. For example, this is the first book I've seen that gives children advice on how to handle sleepovers or what to do if someone discovers their bedwetting supplies by accident. Children will also enjoy the cartoon characters and humor that make the book fun to read. I will enthusiastically recommend this book to all of my patients who suffer with this medical problem. Joseph Cama, M.D.