Frequently Asked…

How does the DryKids program work?

In Toronto, London & Niagara Falls areas.. we visit the family to teach and motivate, then follow up by phone and video lessons for the month or two it takes to get to dry at night. In other areas we teach by Skype and webinars. Currently we have clients in BC and Nova Scotia, Abu Dhabi, Australia, Arizona, Columbia. ..

We’ve tried a bed wetting alarm before, and it didn’t wake our daughter up at all. How is this different?

Bed wetting alarms are an important part of any bed wetting program, but they don’t work in most cases because they are a bad design or have inadequate instructions. The alarm is not meant to wake the child when wet; it should be used to teach the parent when and how to change the child’s sleep habits. About 70% of our little clients already tried and failed with the alarm method, but with our help the alarm wakes them easily after three nights. The DryKids program uses an alarm but only as part of a multi-modal program of diet, bed time exercises, and education to relieve misunderstandings and embarrassment.

Are you a doctor?

Did your doctor help you? If a child has a medical problem he or she would also wet in the daytime. And even then, it is easy for us to assess the causes and refer you back to a doctor if indicated. This isn’t a medical problem, and over the years I’ve only heard of five or six doctors that can help you, because they use behavioural programs rather than drugs. There is Dr. Bennett in Washington, Dr. Hodges in Maine, Dr. Maizels in Chicago, and three doctors in Canada.

Those Canadian doctors have had great results for their patients by referring them to me.

Can we do this on our own?

Yes, with one of the methods outlined below. But if you’ve already tried and failed, you might want help to overcome your child’s lack of confidence in the solution. My coaching comes with a money-back guarantee, and it pays for itself in a few months. The important part of my job is to fix the causes one by one, and motivate the child and the parents to progress from step to step. You know how a teacher can help (do kids ever listen to parents?). I had one Mom who taught guitar and she had to hire another guitar teacher for her kids! So many times I’ve called a parent who got off track, or a child who wanted to give up because he didn’t understand the process; the most effective part of the DryKids method is communication and support.

What is the cost? What if we are not in your area?

  • At-home initial training with supplies + online courses + personal training + continued phone support through the 4 Steps: $499 total cost.
  • Or:  Long distance coaching by phone + email + shared screens or Skype  $250
  • And.. the initial phone consult is free. We will ask a lot of questions to determine the causes and offer free tips. In rare cases we suspect a medical issue and suggest a visit to your pediatrician first. If we can’t be confident of a good result, we’ll tell you; we want to be sure that the program is right for your child before getting involved, for the child’s sake.

We will ask 3 questions to know if this is right for you:

  • Is the child generally healthy
  • Has the child indicated a desire to be dry
  • Are the parents prepared to do a little work to help the child

Do we still use pull-ups?

No. You would never need pull-ups again from the very first night, and the sheets won’t get wet.

What ages do you work with?

Most of the kids I see are in the age 7 to 11 range, with occasional teenagers and adults. The oldest was a 35-year-old nurse who wet the bed; the quickest to dry was a 22-year-old who got dry for good the night I talked to her. Children under age 6 don’t need my help, but they do need my ebook to end it quickly and easily.

How soon can we start?

You can get started the same day you contact us, with the first video lesson which involves some small changes in diet and bed time routine for the first week’s routine. Then we will set the time for the first training session. I’ll ask a lot of questions to eliminate medical issues, may refer you back to your doctor, or suggest a simpler remedy if it’s best for your child.

Why don’t you help children under age 6?

Before the age of understanding and motivation, children are best helped with simpler remedies that you’ll find in our ebook. Download it here for readers, computers, or printout.