Practical Instructions

When to keep a bladder diary?

The bladder diary is filled in on at least two days when the child is at home and the parents have fewer commitments so that they can concentrate on keeping the diary together with the child (usually on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays).

What should be recorded?

When keeping the diary, it is necessary to record the volume of each fluid intake and urination.

Urination

It is necessary to record each time the child urinates. Indicate exactly how many milliliters the child urinated. Application will automatically set current time and date which can be changed if necessary.

How can you practically measure the volume of urine?

You can use any disposable container labelled with units of measure for this purpose. Most commonly, parents use old laundry detergent containers, urine sample bottles, plastic cups or kitchen measuring containers that they don't mind throwing away. After the child has urinated and you have measured the urine and recorded it in the diary, you can pour the urine into the toilet. It is advisable to place the measuring container in the toilet so that you have it to hand every time your child urinates.

Drinking

It is necessary to record every time the child drinks. Enter how many milliliters the child drank. To make navigation easier, you can also indicate the volume of the glass or bottle the child is drinking from (e.g. a 250 ml glass or a 500 ml bottle).

When should the child not be woken up at night?

If the child doesn't have bedwetting (enuresis) or spontaneous waking up at night to pee (nocturia), there is no need to be woken up at night. In this case, it is only necessary to record volumes of urination from waking up in the morning until going to sleep.

When is it necessary to wake the child at night?

If your child has bedwetting or nocturia, it must be woken up twice a night while you keep a diary. The first wake-up is 1 hour after the child falls asleep, the second wake-up is 4 hours after the child falls asleep. For example, if the child goes to bed at 9 PM, the first wake-up is at 10 PM and the second wake-up is at 1 AM. It is necessary to note exactly how many milliliters the child urinated at each wake-up.

First morning pee!

In addition to the night waking-ups, it is necessary to record the volume of the first morning urine after each night measurement to accurately determine the nocturnal urine production.

What if the child still wears a diaper at night?

If your child wears a diaper at night, you need to measure the weight of the full diaper in the morning after waking up and subtract the weight of the dry diaper. Enter this value in grams instead of nighttime awakening. Under the time of urination, the time the diaper was weighed should be selected.

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Be dry Ltd.

Headquartered in Zagreb, Croatia

OIB: 77209746705

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English (United States)
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Your partner in bladder health.

Be dry Ltd.

Headquartered in Zagreb, Croatia

OIB: 77209746705

© 2024 Be Dry Ltd. All rights reserved.

English (United States)