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Daughter's Bedwetting, What to Expect?

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BaconAndAvocado Tue 01-Sep-15 12:45:25

DD just turned 7 and is still not dry at night.

We've tried lifting her, cutting down on drinks all to no avail.

Have decided to take her to the GP.

Has anyone had experience of this and know what the GP might suggest?

Whatevva Tue 01-Sep-15 12:54:35

We got referred to and enuresis clinic and a lovely nurse talked to dd and she took in a great deal of what was said.

We had to try lifestyle things before using an alarm, which worked quickly and were signed off after a while to make sure.

Unfortunately, in Y4 we had a horrible teacher who shouted at them for joining their handwriting confused and this lead to an immediate regression and we got over this very slowly and steadily.

TBH, if their system is not mature enough, all you can do is to train them out of it superficially so that they are dry most of the time, and wait for them to grow out of it. The clinic make sure it is not something else.

The last time my dd had an accident was during GCSEs.

The clinic did help with making dd responsible for herself, which is important.
Have you tried the ERIC website?

BaconAndAvocado Thu 03-Sep-15 17:50:02

The GP has referred us to the enuresis clinic, so feeling more positive smile

Whatevva Fri 04-Sep-15 13:09:58

Hope you get a nice nurse like we did - I think that the way she talked to dd and treated her like a grown-up seven year old was so important.

newlabelwriter Fri 04-Sep-15 13:13:09

Sympathies as my daughter is the same. We have recently taken her to the GP and we have been referred to the School Nurse and still waiting for a referral.

BaconAndAvocado Fri 04-Sep-15 20:30:50

Thanks all smile

daisydalrymple Fri 04-Sep-15 20:39:39

Friend recently had a referral for her son aged 8. He is now dry after lifestyle suggestions, but mainly an alarm pad in the bed. Didn't take very long, after being wet every single night for 8 yrs. Good luck for your dcs, hope it helps them.

BaconAndAvocado Sat 05-Sep-15 20:57:48

Thanks daisy that's really encouraging.

daisydalrymple Sat 05-Sep-15 21:28:00

Should have added, my friend said her son was given the responsibility of it all, so felt he was in control, and she thought that helped a lot too.

BaconAndAvocado Sun 06-Sep-15 12:54:40

That makes sense.

Not knowing much about the alarm pad system, doesn't that give them a very broken night's sleep?

daisydalrymple Sun 06-Sep-15 13:42:47

I don't really know, but I would imagine that at 8, he was probably only weeing the once in the night. Bladder probably fills then he would wee, rather than holding on or waking to go. So the alarm would probably go the once.

BaconAndAvocado Sun 06-Sep-15 19:37:58

Thanks smile

RandomMess Sun 06-Sep-15 19:40:55

Also to help trigger the production of the hormone that concentrates urine overnight you actually should increase the amount of fluids during the day - sounds wrong but it is one of the suggestions to get the system working properly.

Writerwannabe83 Tue 08-Sep-15 10:13:16

I used to wet the bed until the age of 10/11 but it wasn't dealt with until the latter stages of that age. Maybe back then (20 years ago) it wasn't seen as something 'normal' so we all just ignored it in the hope it would go away.

I was prescribed medication which was supposed to help but when it didn't I was given an alarm. It was a box that pinned onto my nightdress, with a long wire hanging down which had a urinr detector on the other end of it which went straight into my knickers grin

I used to HATE wearing it.

I attended clinic every month to have regular check-ups with the nurse and she also introduced reward charts - though in insight I was probably a little too old for those.

Then somehow the bed wetting just stopped. I kept waiting for it to happen again and it never did.

My parents had gotten divorced when I was 6 and some GP's mused over that emotional upheaval had triggered it all off.

vjg13 Fri 11-Sep-15 22:17:41

They may get your GP to prescribe Desmomelts which help concentrate the urine overnight and reduce the volume. I used these with a bed wetting alarm to help my daughter be dry overnight. It was about 10 days of very disturbed nights and it worked fantastically. I gradually then reduced the Desmomelts over the next few nights and she was still dry.

BaconAndAvocado Sun 13-Sep-15 20:23:23

Thanks, all,reassuring stuff.

Haven't had my appointment through yet.

nocoolnamesleft Fri 18-Sep-15 01:54:13

Daft as it sounds, in the meantime make sure she's definitely drinking enough in the day. Otherwise, concentrated urine makes the bladder twitchier, and they never get to stretch their bladder enough in the day to cope through the night.

BaconAndAvocado Sun 20-Sep-15 14:19:33

Thanks nocool

That's something I've learnt today smile

DD's was dry last night............

BaconAndAvocado Sun 20-Sep-15 14:19:51

DD's nappy

BaconAndAvocado Tue 22-Sep-15 21:23:54

And very wet this morning........

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