Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
There is nothing like it in the marketplace. Night Ollie can have your child or teenager on the Night Ollie system within days.
No doctor’s appointments. You don’t even have to leave home!
We provide clear instructions and online support.
Be sure your child is ready to begin. Does he/she want to stop wetting the bed or stop wearing a night nappy? For the parent, ensure you are committed to helping your child particularly in the first 2 weeks, as your nights will be disrupted and may increase washing! A Night Ollie Diary and a Night Ollie “Power To Me” Program is sent home to keep track of progress.
Recent studies suggest that 7, 8, and 9-year-olds will respond and become dry within 6-8 weeks with a minimal chance of relapse. Children over 10-year-olds to teen years can achieve becoming dry within this same period. However, the initial achievement of 21-days-dry (which is an essential part of the process) may take a little longer.’
15%-20% of 5-year-olds will be bedwetting or wearing a night nappy. With this high figure success of, the Night Ollie Program cannot be expected. The process of the Night Ollie Program includes a loud alarm which can be extremely frightening to this age group. The process also includes disturbed sleep for many consecutive nights, and a good sleep is essential for the development of children at this age. If your child is in a night nappy, remove the nappy every so often on a weekend. If it is dry, leave it off. If it is wet, put it back on. In this we are testing the outcomes of no night nappy. Rewards are for trying, not for success. A true bedwetter will never get a reward. Does the child wake when wet? Are they wetting more than once a night? If a reward system is necessary, praise should exist for telling parents the bed is wet, or for putting pyjamas in the laundry. Nothing worse than finding hidden, smelly washing days later because the child wants to please everyone by appearing dry. If children begin to saturate through the nappies, try different nappies. Consider lining the nappy with an inexpensive sanitary napkin for added absorbency
In a class of 25 secondary school students, 1 or 2 will be wetting the bed at night! These teenagers may have suffered years of many failed measures: medications, restriction of fluids, body-worn alarms. They refuse sleepovers, and school camps are very stressful.They do not like friends visiting during that day due to the odour. The Night Ollie Program is suitable for this age group.
Research shows 7 to 9-year-olds are usually dry in 6-8 weeks. Children over 10 may take a little longer to sustain the 21 dry nights. Support and guidance during this time is very important.
After 14 consecutive dry nights, families that have restricted their childs fluid intake before bed are encouraged to give the child one glass of water at bedtime for the next 7 nights. This is called over-learning and will provide families confidence that the child can remain dry even after fluid intake prior to bedtime.
What if it does? Night Ollie support throughout the process assists in the analysis of progress, and thereby evidence-based decisions can be made week by week to suit the individual child. Not all bedwetters progress at the same speed. Most families who experience setbacks do not give up on the program as the child or teen’s progression far outweighs the negatives. Most children or teenagers WILL become dry using the Night Ollie Program.
For the sanity of parents, we recommend one child at a time use the Night Ollie Program. The older child should be the first, and after achieving 21 consecutive dry nights the sibling may begin. The process to achieve dry nights can often disturb the whole family, and with the additional necessity of parental support throughout, it is less taxing on all to achieve dry nights for one child at a time.
Some children prefer to continue with a night nappy. Remove the ‘safety’ of the nappy. Waking wet allows them to accept they need assistance.