Watches with automatic reminders are excellent tools to children on a potty schedule. These watches are especially helpful during the day, when the parents are not present or when they are having difficulty reminding their child to go to the bathroom often.
Depending on a child's schedule, the watch timers should be set to alarm or vibrate at every 11/2 to 2 hours. Special watches with auto reset timers are ideal. The watch can be set to repetitively alarm at set intervals without requiring reprogramming. The watch will sound or vibrate and then start to automatically countdown again.
This countdown will repeat throughout the day until the timer is stopped by the parent at nighttime. Younger children usually enjoy the watch and do not mind an alarm. Teachers and parents who hear the alarm should also instruct the child to go potty. Older children may be embarrassed by an alarm and desire a watch that vibrates. Vibrating watches provide more options, but they are usually more expensive and larger than watches that sound an alarm. These watches require that the child respond to the reminder and not ignore it.
PottyMD's Bladder Habits Book - Overcoming Bladder and Bowel Problems in Children: Bedwetting Daytime Accidents Urinary Frequency
This practical book is comprehensive and addresses virtually all bladder/bowel problems that affect children--like urinary frequency, urgency, accidents, infections, bedwetting, belly pain, bladder spasms,constipation and more.
by D. Preston, M.D. Smith (Paperback - December 2004)
This book is written about children with any bladder problems--day or night. It explains why children develop problems and how these can be corrected. (click to enlarge image)
"comprehensive and addresses virtually all bladder/bowel problems that affect children--like urinary frequency, urgency, accidents, infections, bedwetting, belly pain, bladder spasms,constipation and more."
*) Sample from chapter 14 ADDTITIONAL TOOLS TO HELP WITH BLADDER AND BOWEL PROBLEMS (copyright PottyMD):
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Text from Overcoming Bladder & Bowel Problems in Children
by D. Preston Smith, MD, FAAP, FACS, FSPU
The book provides illustrations, explanations, treatment plans, and provides parents will all of the information needed to get results.The book focuses on both bladder and bowel problems--which are commonly related. This book is base on years of experience by a Pediatric Urologist. This is a must if your child has any potty problems after training. A Potty MD pride and joy!!
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e-pill Medication Reminders is Boston based medical device company. Since 1999 e-pill timers, alarm watches, pill boxes with alarms and pill dispensers have helped patients around the world remember to take medications on time (improve medication adherence / patient compliance).