Waking Up Dry (Second Edition)

A Guide to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting

Dr. B’s Waking Up Dry Program has helped thousands of children overcome bedwetting. The new edition is a thoroughly updated self-help guide for parents and children (ages 6 to 13). As he walks readers through his Waking Up Dry Program, Dr. B includes lots of practical advice about defeating this common but vexing problem. He also includes stories of his own patients to keep children engaged and motivated to complete the program successfully. Along the way, he enlists the help of two cartoon characters—Bladderman, a superhero how helps kids become dry and Nick, his sidekick.

The book is divided into 7 easy-to-use sections the address the following areas:

  1. Facts and myths about bedwetting
  2. Why children wet the bed
  3. How to decide if children are ready to use the bedwetting alarm
  4. How to make sleepovers a success, even if a child wets the bed
  5. Tips for dealing with wet beds
  6. Detailed ratings of bedwetting alarms currently on the market
  7. Solutions for the common pitfalls that may prevent a child from becoming dry

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Reviews & Awards

“I recommend Waking Up Dry to every family I see with a bedwetter. Dr. Bennett knows more about this symptom than anyone else in pediatrics or urology. Overcoming bedwetting takes motivation, endurance and self-study. This book is the answer. It covers every imaginable parent question, and the advice is evidence- and experience-based.”

– Barton Schmitt, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Director, Enuresis-Encopresis Clinic, Children’s Hospital Colorado

“Dr. Bennett’s child-friendly and humorous style comes through loud and clear in the pages of this superb and recently updated book on overcoming bedwetting…I highly recommend this as the #1 practical resource for children, parents, and health care professionals. It’s the best I’ve seen yet.”

– Lawrence A. Vitulano, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology
Child Study Center
Yale University

“Bennett’s superb book outlining issues regarding bedwetting is an excellent guide for understanding what bedwetting is and how to best approach managing the problem. Complete, well written, clever in its design, and very parent and child friendly, this book is a valuable addition to a parent’s library of well-established references for helping them raise their children compassionately, knowledgeably, and with well-placed confidence. An outstanding approach from an experienced pediatrician.”

– Steven P. Shelov, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Stony Brook School of Medicine

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