About Bed-wetting

What causes bed-wetting?

There are two kinds of bed-wetting:

  1. Primary bed-wetting – A pattern of heavy sleeping and producing high amounts of urine while asleep. (This is the kind 98% of bedwetters have.)
  2. Secondary bed-wetting – Bed-wetting caused by a physical or emotional problem. In this type, the child may start wetting after being dry for years. This type is very uncommon. Consult a doctor if you suspect this type.

Bed-wetting alarms, like Chummie, treat the most common type of bed-wetting – primary bed-wetting. Chummie is highly likely to help children who suffer from primary bed-wetting. Also, Chummie is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

Don’t kids just have to “grow out of it”?

No! Bed-wetting is a treatable medical condition.

As such, it is covered by most medical insurances.

What will happen if we don’t provide treatment and let the bed-wetting continue?

Left untreated, most children will eventually stop wetting on their own. However, it may take many years. Some children may not stop until they are teenagers, and some will not stop without treatment and will continue bed-wetting as adults.

Most parents prefer to take action toward helping their children become dry (and prevent psychological damage) rather than just waiting and hoping it will go away.

Is there any risk or damage caused by letting the bed-wetting continue untreated?

The main goal of treating children with bed-wetting is to prevent psychosocial consequences. Bed-wetting is very embarrassing, and as such, can cause significant damage to the bed-wetter’s self-esteem. (This has been documented in scientific studies.) Low self-esteem can lead to difficulties adjusting in society, such as trouble making friends, not achieving higher levels of education and problems in the workplace. Children and teens who wet the bed also tend to avoid overnight social activities such as camp and sleepovers. Missing out on these activities can impair their social growth.

Bed-wetting does not cause serious physical harm. However, wetness can sometimes cause skin rashes.

Since bed-wetting is damaging to the child’s self esteem, expensive (for diapers and laundry) and inconvenient. There are no risks or side effects associated with using a bed-wetting alarm like Chummie, most parents of bed-wetters choose our alarm or mat to treat bed-wetting.

I wet my bed until I was a teenager. Does that mean my child will, too?

While bed-wetting has a hereditary component (it runs in the family), that doesn’t mean it can’t be treated. Chummie can help your child stop wetting the bed.

My child is constipated. Is that causing the bed-wetting?

Consult your doctor. Typically, making the bowels more regular will either help stop the bed-wetting directly, or make it possible for bed-wetting treatment to work.