Category: Tips

Bed Wetting Alarms

Our bed-wetting alarms have been very popular this week as the kids get ready to go back to school.  Parents are trying desperately to help their child with their potty training at night or bed-wetting problems before sending them off.

Children who are less than 5 years old and have successfully potty trained during the day, will have accidents at night until they are fully potty trained.  Their bodies have not yet conditioned themselves to wake up on their own.  It is at this time that parents should remember that the child can not control this part of the potty training yet.  They will have to teach their bodies to wake up and recognize the sensation that their little bladders are full.

WetStop3-1_150x150If a child is over the age of 5, then it becomes a bed wetting issue.  Bed wetting can occur for several reasons from sleeping heavy and simply not waking up to actually having a medical condition that causes the bed wetting.  At this age, the child although older, still has no control of their bladder functions and may have accidents more than 2-3 times a month.   We as parents long for them to have the ability to do other things that their friends partake in, such as spending the night at each others homes or going camping, without the embarrassment of having wet the bed.  But until they get this under control, they themselves need help.

This is where the bed-wetting alarms become a great tool to work with.  With the use of these alarms the child will hear a loud sound go off and/or vibration that should wake him up so that he can go to the potty.  The alarm works on a moisture sensor that is attached to their underwear that goes off at the first drop of moisture.  This product like everything else does not work over night because the child’s body must train to function on its own, but it works.  Not everyone will succeed at the same rate so be patient with them.

bedwetting padWe also carry a bed wetting pad that works in a similar way but the sensor is in the pad.

4 Reasons to Use a Potty Chart

Potty Patty Training ChartThe key to potty training is to stay positive with your child and to be consistent.  Easier said than done because there are times during this process, that we ourselves would like to just throw up our hands and retreat!  If we feel that way, how do the children feel when they don’t always get the potty training process right?  How do they feel when they do?

It is at this time that we should use a potty chart!  A potty chart is a good means of rewarding the child without filling them full of candy or other sweets.

There are 4 good reasons to use a potty chart.

1.  A Potty Chart is a wonderful way to show the child, the progress that he/she is making with their potty training.  They can physically see what they have done and what they still need work on, to become the potty training graduate!

Potty Scotty Training Chart2.  It is a great motivator for the child.  Some children are motivated to go to the potty, because they love receiving the sticker on the chart.  To us, it is nothing more than a mere sticker but to them, it stands for something so much more.  In their little minds, it could mean being a super hero who is attempting to conquer the evil porcelain throne.  Okay, so that might be a little far stretched but you get the picture.

3.  Besides being a great motivator, the potty chart is an awesome way to show encouragement and praise.  For every sticker that the child places on the chart, it is telling them that they have done a good job and that you are proud of them.  It encourages them not to give up but to reach that goal of being diaper free and into big boy/big girl underwear.

4.  And  now for number 4, the chart becomes the child’s trophy, something that will help them to show off all their accomplishments.  Now who doesn’t like to show off!  They will tell you all about it for hours if you let them!

 

Visual Aids

 

Potty training is not something that any of us look forward to.  Sometimes when we are ready to begin the process, we find that the children are not, but that is okay.  It all works out in the end.  The one thing to remember is that all children learn differently.  Some will catch on to the process in a blink of an eye, well not quite that quick, but you know what I mean.  And then there are others who do not learn as easily or are more strong willed and fight the change in their little lives.  And then you have those that have a harder time in grasping the concept,  so for them we offer the Potty Patty Doll and the Potty Scotty Doll to help them with their learning and thought processes.

These dolls come anatomically correct and go on command, unlike some of the other potty training dolls that are out on the market.  They make wonderful visual aids for children who learn quicker by seeing and by participating.  The child will enjoy taking the doll and sitting it on the potty, then the doll will do its job, and use the potty on command when her leg is squeezed. Voile!!  After doing this several times, the child will begin to see that their is a routine to this process and that this is how it is all supposed to work.  The dolls come equipped with 2 bottles and 3 training pants of their own ( just in case they have an accident and need to be changed).

Sizing… Why so difficult?

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Measure by Weight

I think that the one thing that I get asked the most is for help with sizing.  It is hard to size a child when you can not see the product and try it on the child.  Plus there are many factors that make sizing hard.

1.  Each child, although they may weigh the same, are not built the same.  For example, some children may all weigh 50 pounds but some may be tall and thin while others may be short and stocky.  None of us are really made the same.

 

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Measure by Size

2. Styles may differ in how they fit.  If you are like me,  you can go into one store and try on one style of jeans and think, wow they are perfect, and just my size.  Then you find another pair and you have to go up a size or two because you can’t seem to get into them easily.  This is the same with anything you might buy, material and design will vary with the product and dictate what size you will need.  Therefore measuring becomes a very important tool to insure a perfect fit when shopping for any type of clothing items for you or your child.

 

Sizing Chart3. Another thing to consider, when trying to decide what size you will need in a training pant, is to make sure that you allow a little room for shrinkage  (use low to medium heat to minimize any shrinkage) and a little room so that it will make it easier for your child to be able to pull them up and down by himself.

We try as hard as we can to make this as easy for you as possible.  We have placed a weight chart and a measurement chart on our site for each of the training pants that we sell.  Between the both charts you should be able to come close to making the correct choice to fit your child.

The only training pant that parents seem to have trouble fitting on their child is the 2 in 1 training pant.  Since they are made of a special waterproof PUL material, they do not give and stretch like our cotton training pants, therefore making them seem to run smaller.  Most of our customers will order, for example, a small in the cotton training pants and a medium in the 2 in 1’s.  This is not rule of thumb, though, some have gone 2 sizes larger in the 2 in 1’s.

Once your order has arrived, the first thing you should do is to try on one of the training pants to insure the fit.  All our training pants are packaged individually so that you are able to return those that were not worn and are still in their package.  If for some reason, the training pants are still too large or small, they may be exchanged for a different size.  You would be responsible for the shipping of the items that you are returning for the exchange and we will pay for the shipping of the correct size back to you.  (Please read our Return Policy for any further questions on returns.)