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Bedwetting Myths

Bedwetting At 25. Tired of All The Tests With No Solution… Until Now.

We received an email today from a 24 year old living in England, who had viewed our You Tube interview of a 25 year old with the same problems as the writer.  ” I need to put an end to this as going to my GP here in England has been absolutely useless. He continues to run test after test with so solution.  What’s the point?   It’s affecting all areas of my life and instead of living with it, I want to resolve it at the root of the problem.  Deep sleep seems to be the main symptom that rings true.  I will not wake up for anything once I’m asleep.”


His doctors reassured him he would outgrow the bedwetting. The doctor ran tests for 10 years but offered no solution.  Allen said he could not afford to move out:  What would roommates do if they found out about the bedwetting.  The fear of discovery was huge.

Allen asked “Please thank Jacob for being brave enough to talk about this.  He gave me the courage to contact you”.

For 38 years The Center for Bedwetting Treatment, a bedwetting clinic that treats the world, helps adults and teenagers as well as younger children.  Call today  800.379.2331


Source:  Youtube – The Center for Bedwetting Treatment

Jacob, 25, talks about   his history of bedwetting with The Enuresis Treatment Center

Jacob, 25, talks about his history of bedwetting with The Enuresis Treatment Center





Disservice To Children Suffering From Bedwetting

This blog entry below, which sounds very much like an ad for GoodNites Bed Mats, contains statement that are a disservice to children suffering from bedwetting.

While bedwetting is not something you can “train” your child not to do, it is a deep sleep disorder that can be successfully treated.  Successful treatment of bedwetting ends the child’s sense of shame, being “different”, and ends his/her living with the fear of discovery and an unhealthy deep sleep.

The blog entry tells parents that the child will “outgrow bedwetting as they develop”.  Tell that to the thousands of adolescents and adult bedwetters who were given that advice and who now feel hopeless because the disorder persists.

The disservice in the blog is blatant.  GoodNites are promoted to “cope” with a disorder that minimized and exploited as time-limited and automatically “turns off”.  That deliberately deceptive description of bedwetting justifies the use of GoodNites Mats and even implies that the mats themselves can end and the disorder.  It exploits bedwetting  in order to promote products.

Self-serving product pushing blogs such as this are good for the product, bad for the enuretic.

author:  L. Danuloff, Ph.D.

The Center for Bedwetting Treatment


GoodNites Bed Mats: Dealing with #bedwetting challenges #sponsored

My niece has been using GoodNites Bed Mats for several weeks now. She is four and has been potty-trained since she was about 2-2 1/2 years old. I want to be clear on the difference between potty training and bedwetting, as they’re entirely different issues. It’s not like talking about apples and oranges; it’s like talking about apples and steak.

Bedwetting (aka enuresis) is not something you can “train” your child not to do; it’s a condition that children simply outgrow as they develop. So, while bedwetting can be challenging and frustrating, it’s not something that your child can simply stop doing. That’s why it’s so important to be supportive and encouraging. And it doesn’t hurt to use GoodNites Bed Mats to help cope with the bedwetting in the meantime. You can check out the GoodNites website to get more information on bedwetting.)

In fact, GoodNites Bed Mats has been named a 2013 Product of the Year in the Children’s Category by Product of the Year USA. You can read all about the GoodNites goodness and see for yourself! The concept behind GoodNites Bed Mats is pretty simple: You put them in place on your child’s bed, peel the strips off the adhesive corners, and stick them in place. Boom! Protected from bedwetting accidents!

GoodNites Bed Mats are ample in size and stay in place. I don’t know what effect they’ve had on my niece, but she hasn’t experienced any bedwetting accidents over the last several weeks. She does spend some weekends at a grandparents’ house, so I can’t be 100% that there have been zero accidents, but I’m pretty sure we’ve been accident-free since using the Bed Mats. Now that’s good news!

GoodNites Bed Mats & Bedwetting:

So, one in 9 children over the age of 4 experiences bedwetting from time to time. Unfortunately, almost half of parents think they can train their children out of bedwetting. But they can’t. It simply isn’t a train-able situation. However, while your child is developing and growing — and outgrowing bedwetting — GoodNites Bed Mats can help your child (and you, of course) feel a lot more confident through this period! I know that, for us, using GoodNites Bed Mats has really changed my niece’s attitude about bedtime, and about herself, really. Her self-esteem and confidence have improved dramatically. Is it due to GoodNites? I can’t say for certain. But, as they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

Make sure you get your GoodNites coupon! (Please note: This coupon will expire two weeks after printing, so don’t wait to use it!) You can check out GoodNites on Facebook and on Twitter. You can also check out some video reviews of GoodNites on YouTube.

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of GoodNites. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Bedwetting Punishment: Boy, 10, died of THIRST after his parents refused him water.

Ten year old Jonathan James was denied water for five days and made to stand for hours in a blazing Texas sun because of his bedwetting.  His horrific death was reported in Mail Online, January 16, 2013.  It is one of a litany of tragic episodes of child abuse resulting from two common and dangerous myths about bedwetting.

Parents who believe that their child wets the bed on purpose, or because they are “lazy”, frequently use sever punishments in order to “break” the child’s willful bedwetting, or make the child care enough to stop.

Other parents will deny their child liquids for long periods of time, believing that withholding them will stop urine creation and therefore end the bedwetting. Jonathan’s parents were unable to cope with their frustration and anger at their son resulting from the first myth.  Their plan to stop the bedwetting by following the second myth, when fueled by their anger and rage at him, led to their horrendous treatment of him and ultimately to his death.

Both parents are facing the death penalty if convicted of first degree murder.

At the Center for Bedwetting Treatment, we receive daily calls from parents explaining how frustrated they are about their child’s bedwetting.  We are able to make a difference – end the sleep disorder that is causing the bedwetting – end the bedwetting – end the frustration!

Barbara J. Moore, Founder of the Center for Bedwetting Treatment