Star or sticker charts are a reward system to encourage desired behaviour changes, such as going to the toilet before bed.
Rewards can be used to reinforce behaviour aiming at dry nights and helps maintain self image
It can also helps reverse negative emphasis on wet beds.
Rewards charts can help change the behaviours that can have an influence on bedwetting but only sometimes cure the actual wetting.
They can be useful for decreasing the impact on the parents - for example, older children can easily remove a Brolly Sheet during the night, get changed into dry PJs and go back to sleep....all without disturbing mum or dad. By rewarding this behaviour, the bedwetting becomes far less of a problem for everyone.
Rewards should be used with lots of praise smiles and hugs.
Sometimes a positive comment e.g. "I like the way you go to the toilet before bed" combined with a hug is all that is required.
Rewards work best when combined with an alarm programme or scheduled wakening - see your GP or a Bedwetting Specialist for more information