Congratulations

Congratulations on choosing Night Ollie to free you and your family from the frustrations that having a child or children wetting the bed at night brings. My mission is to bring global awareness to this huge and often secretive problem that thousands and thousands of families endure, often without seeking help. Enuresis impacts the whole family and with Night Ollie's guidance and support we will conquer this together. Here's to your success!

Constipation

Hello. Linda from Night Ollie. Constipation is not a cause of bed wetting as such, but it certainly will not help with having a successful outcome with the bell and pad alarm. Constipation is uncomfortable and can be painful, and certainly can take time in successfully treating and having regular bowel movements. Encopresis, or more commonly known as fecal soiling, must again be taken as a priority in treatment. Please have your children seen by a health professional if constipation and/or soiling of their underwear is a concern before beginning the bed wetting alarm. Here's to your success!

Cost of bedwetting

Hello. Linda from Night Ollie. The estimated cost of a child who wets the bed or wears a night pant is approximately $1,500.00/year. This is for two extra loads of washing and drying per week. For the child with the night nappy, the estimated cost per year is around $500.00. Multiply this if you have more than one child wetting at night. And as they grow, you may be washing linen as the night nappy does not hold the amount of urine that those children produce overnight. The monetary estimated cost doesn't take into account your time with making and stripping and remaking the beds and the wash load. Here is to your success!

Empowering

Hello. It's Linda here from Night Ollie. These are the words surrounding bed wetting and they are certainly not empowering: humiliation, isolating, frustrating, uncomfortable, embarrassing. Let's make the change. Empower your family with the feeling of success.

Family History

Hello. Linda from Night Ollie. Genetics can certainly be a factor for bed wetting. For some families the past history is unknown, and sometimes older family members have forgotten or, as bed wetting can cause shame, it remains a secret. For others, they have knowledge of other family members wetting the bed. Overall, it's not such a huge factor in the successful outcome. Here's to your success!

Lifting

Hello. It's Linda here from Night Ollie. Parents have often tried lifting the child from their sleep to try and do a late evening wee. While not wrong, it is not a sustainable solution. It can be difficult to wake the child. They can become grumpy, will not wee and certainly not remember any of it in the morning. As they grow, they become too awkward and too heavy for parents to control. And you do risk injuring yourself. While they are little this can help, of course, save a load of washing, and appear to help, but do not continue if it's clearly causing you more trouble than it's worth. Here's to your success!

Medication

It's Linda here from Night Ollie. In my vast experience with parents, most do not want their child on medication. Any medication for bed wetting is only a band-aide. All pediatricians and health professionals recommend the bell and pad alarm system with added support to ensure correct use for a sustainable and safe solution. Here's to your success!

Night pants

Hi. It's Linda from Night Ollie. There is often debate and confusion around children wearing night pants to bed. Some say nappys, some say pull ups and some say diapers. Whatever we call them, children often reach an age when they associate these with being a baby. When the child is young, the overnight pads are helping children to have a comfortable night sleep. They may be assisting in reducing the laundry load and extra work that comes with remaking the beds. It can reach a point when the child refuses to wear them and/or the parents are just sick of the added expense. It's time. Time to treat bed wetting and rid the family of unnecessary conflict, shame and embarrassment. Bed wetting treatment is best around seven so if the younger child remains in a night pad and you are all happy, then wait until you see the change in their outlook. You know bed wetting help is here. Until then comfort, sleep and less work load for us all. Here is to your success!

Not enough to activate the alarm

Hi. It's Linda here from Night Ollie. A common scenario is that the child is doing only a small amount of urine overnight. Maybe just into their underwear. This means that they are waking as they are weeing and not before. They may not do enough to activate the alarm. As frustrating as this is, it is usually a great sign that it is all beginning to gel. They can wake if required. A little late, yes, but they are turning a corner. This usually passes as the weeks progress. Here's to your success!

Over active bladder

Hello. It's Linda from Night Ollie. Children who wet their underwear during the day may suffer from what's called an overactive bladder. This differs greatly from the usual toilet training accidents. Having an overactive bladder causes a small amount of urine to leak into the children's underwear. Overactive bladder can cause enormous conflict. These children are often punished for not going to the bathroom, for being lazy, when in fact they have a medical problem that requires treatment. The children are often unaware of the damp underwear and parents will report that the odor is very distinct and a sure sign of the overactive bladder. If you are concerned about your child's wetting in the daytime, please see your health professional. This can be a long road for treatment and must take priority over the bed wetting. Once the day wetting is under control, treatment for bed wetting may begin. Here is to your success!

Rechargeable batteries

Hello. It's Linda from Night Ollie. The Night Ollie alarm is a fully rechargeable alarm. Charging is recommended around once a week for approximately three to four hours during the day. Please use the cables supplied. Here's to your success!

Relapse of bedwetting

Hi. It's Linda from Night Ollie. Five percent of all children will relapse and return to full-on bed wetting. They often start back every now and again and soon it certainly snowballs back into every night, back to where you were. Don't panic! They have been able to sustain this for awhile, but the inability to rouse from their sleep has returned. I recommend looking over a three week period for a few wet in that time, and certainly a refresher on the alarm and mat is required. This is usually a quicker process for you all. And then we have a certain amount who will require this again. It's not the end of the world but certainly worth having another go as it has worked for you in the past. Here's to your success!

Restricting fluids

Hi. It's Linda from Night Ollie. When setting up the mat, ensure that the silver thread is facing up. The mat can go sideways or longways. You may choose to change this if you think you're child is not in the correct position and rolling off it. Ensure that the cords are tucked away safely as they can be a trip hazard in the night. Position the alarm away from the child, preferably near the door of their bedroom on a stable surface. Don't put it on the floor. Please make it easy for the child to walk to it and turn it off. Near the door may also assist the parents in hearing the alarm and therefore, being able to go down and help their child rouse from their sleep to turn it off. This can be very tricky for some children in the beginning. Here's to your success!

Snoring

Hello. It's Linda from Night Ollie. Children who snore while asleep may have sleep apnea. If you are concerned about your child's noisy snores, if you have observed short pauses in their breathing while they are asleep or very nasally voice speech, this may be a sign of sleep apnea. Please see your health professional. Bed wetting treatment will not work if the child is having trouble breathing overnight. And of course, this can lead to serious complications. I certainly hope this helps to ensure a successful outcome for your family. Here is to your success!

Teenagers

Hi. It's Linda from Night Ollie. Teens who wet their bed at night come with a different set of challenges. Some show a complete indifference to the problem. In my vast experience with this, it proves that what we are actually seeing is a complete despondency to the problem. They are often feeling defeated. They have more often than not been dragged from one appointment to the other and tried different approaches that have never really worked. They may have been punished, blamed, accused of being lazy. They have missed out on camps and sleep overs with their friends, and often sleeping on very uncomfortable bedding as parents are so rightly reluctant to purchase new mattresses or bedding just to have it ruined again. They fear the humiliation of being found out by their peers and so often hide their true feelings. When it comes to yet another treatment, they may not be willing and may not be compliant, which in turn creates further conflict. Please be patient with them. Once they see the change, it will give them the confidence to continue. Here's to you success!

Timeframe for success

Hello. Linda from Night Ollie. The expectations of the Night Ollie Bed Wetting Solution is to have your child completely dry in six to eight weeks. The process usually looks somewhat like this: First week, not much changes as these children sleep so deeply and they are hard to rouse. In the second and third week, you should see change in the ability of the child to be able to wake when the alarm activates. You may be able to see they are trying to get up…they are sitting on the side of the bed or they are wandering around. You may still need to direct them to the bathroom. They will probably have no recollection of anything that has taken place overnight. You may also notice a reduction in the amount of urine in the bed – all good signs of progress so far. During this time, you may see small steps forward and some steps backwards. Remember, this is trying to change the way the child wakes up – very difficult for some. The third and fourth week, it is hoped that you have had many completely dry beds. Some get up to use the bathroom, others are sleeping through. Either way, this is great. The target of 21 dry nights in a row is to ensure the child can sustain the dry nights and give you all confidence this has gone away. Even on those nights you think, “Tonight will be the night. They are tired. They are sick.” and all those other excuses, we want the children to be able to cope with everything and still not wet the bed. If you have a little or no progress at all around the three and four month mark, give it a rest. You may choose to have the child back in night pads, or not. That's up to you as a family. If it's not going to plan, rest and try again in a couple of months. This may have been the wrong time for you. Here's to your success!

Timing is everything

Hello. It's Linda from Night Ollie. Timing is everything and that includes when to begin treating children's bed wetting. Only begin Night Ollie if you have a week or two up your sleeve. Don't begin if you are, for example, moving house, going on a Holiday or having a newborn baby just around the corner. After the first week or two, things really should be settling down for you all. In this case, you often see the first week that not much changes with the children being able to wake up. The second and third week you are certainly seeing a small change in their response. This may be smaller patches of urine in the bed or when you do get down into the room to help them, you can see that something is beginning to tweak within their sleepy brain. I hope this helps and here's to your and your family's success!