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Use the Bedwetting Alarm Diary to assess whether or not the alarm is helping your child. 

Remember, before starting to use an alarm, read all the information in ERIC's Guide to Night Time Wetting and the Bedwetting Alarm supplement.

Download print-ready version of the Bedwetting Alarm Diary (PDF file)

Child's name: ______________________   Date: __________________


Time of
bedtime wee

Time of wetting

Did the alarm wake
you up?

Amount of wetting

Size of 
wee into the  toilet

Did you help change the bed?

Did you wake up by
yourself to go to the toilet?








Instructions for parents completing a Bedwetting Alarm Diary

  1. Try to fill in as much information as possible; this will help to assess whether or not the alarm is helping.

  2. Start filling in the diary as soon as alarm treatment is started and continue until your doctor or nurse tells you to stop.

  3. If your child wets more than once a night, complete the chart for all episodes.

  4. In the amount of wetting column, choose one of the following options:
    - just nightwear
    - wet patch the size of a dinner plate
    - wet patch covering most of the middle of the bed
    - most of bed wet, including pillow and duvet.

  5. In the size of wee into the toilet column, write down whether the wee was small, medium or large.

Signs of progress

  1. Waking up more quickly when the alarm sounds.

  2. Only one wetting incident per night rather than two or more.

  3. The amount of wetting reduces.

  4. The size of the wee into the toilet increases.

  5. The time of wetting gets later.

  6. Waking up at night to go to the toilet before wetting.

  7. More dry nights!