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Positive story in tackling bedwetting!

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Twogoodreasons Thu 07-Mar-13 09:22:06

I thought I would share (tentatively and with fingers crossed) our successful method of dealing with bedwetting in 7 year old DD.

I read on here about a night-time alarm working and I thought I would give it a try. It has worked miracles so far, so I thought I would share too! I won't name the product as this is not an advertisement, but if anyone want to know specifics, feel free to PM me.

Our DD was never ever dry overnight. We took a relaxed approach and left her in sleep pants, occasionally trying -lifting, removing sleep-pants, but there was no progress. I would check her in the early hours and she would be fast asleep in a soaking wet bed.

I couldn't really see how an alarm would work, because she clearly still produced a lot of urine at night and seemed to be too heavily asleep to realise she needed to wee. But once she turned 7 and wanted sleep-overs, Brownie camps etc - we needed to do something.

So we bit the bullet and bought an alarm system. We bought a wireless one which just involves pulling on a pair of pants with a small transmitter attached. I have plugged the alarm in on our landing so that if it does go off, I wake up and can help DD. I have put sleep pants over the alarm pants so that I don't have to strip the bed if she does have an accident.

The first night she wet twice, but then in the two weeks since we started she has only had two accidents and they have been tiny spots in the pants rather than the usual soaking. For the last few days she has been dry all night. shock

She is so pleased with herself and we are amazed that we have made any progress at all, let alone so drastic and so quick. I thought I would share incase anyone else is secretly despairing like me. smile

jeniz Thu 07-Mar-13 12:42:26

Well done it worked for us as well,id say took about ten days to work but been dry now for over a week,she is so pleased with herself.

newbiefrugalgal Thu 07-Mar-13 12:49:31

I have a just turned 5DS who is a nighttime bedwetter.
From what I've read I'm told to wait and see what happens but he is starting to be embarrased. Maybe I should try it??

How much was the product?

Twogoodreasons Thu 07-Mar-13 13:11:04

It was expensive - £100 from amazon but I have a nearly 5 year old DD who is also showing few signs of staying dry and my sister has her eye on it for her DS - so we will get our money's worth. The amount I will save in sleep-pants etc will also make up for it! I intend to EBay it once we are all done as you can buy replacement pants very easily and the rest of the equipment stays dry.

eminemmerdale Thu 07-Mar-13 13:16:33

Our 7 year old dd still wets occasionally - about once a week sad Tried everything, but she is just really blase about it! How much are the alarms systems roughly? I really don't want to have to fork out for something like that if there is another way though - It's just so weird. She doesn't seem to be bothered!!

eminemmerdale Thu 07-Mar-13 13:16:46

oops just read the cost!

Twogoodreasons Thu 07-Mar-13 13:26:26

You can get systems for more like the £30 Mark, but they are not wireless and as there is some distance between our bedrooms, I needed the alarm part to be between our bedrooms which I didn't think would work on a wired system. Have a look on Amazon at enuresis alarms - there is one At £34 which gets excellent reviews.

jeniz Thu 07-Mar-13 14:29:59

My cost £35 from amazon its called wet stop bed wetting alarm to us its been worth the money.

mummymellymoo Thu 07-Mar-13 17:27:35

For all those with five-yr-olds, try to hang in there. At five my dd showed no signs of dryness, or at 6. In November, at 6.5, her pull-ups were still full every morning. Then suddenly over Christmas she was dry. The only method we used was lifting at about 10pm and making sure she drank and weed lots during the day. I think the reason docs won't intervene until kids are 7 is because bedwetting is still relatively common until that age, so at 5 you may find that they are just not ready to become dry iykwim.

newbiefrugalgal Thu 07-Mar-13 19:29:29

thanks Melly I know he is still so young, he had been dry but regressed once school started. Its much easier on me at the moment due to where we are living to be having him in pull up pants, as opposed to stuggling with washing bedlinen so will give him some more time and see what happens.

FeniaB Tue 02-Apr-13 17:06:18

The ERIC website (Education & Resources for Improving Childhood Continence) also has lots of information and an online shop. It's at and there is a helpline if you want to speak to an expert.

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