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A good news thread for those whose kids were wet through the night for ages

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VoluptuaGoodshag Tue 09-Aug-11 13:59:42

At last, long, long last my DD (nearly 8) is dry through the night. We eventually got help via the health visitor and had an alarm. It had no effect at first but we stuck with it for 5 weeks. My DD hated it but after a followup visit to the hospital she said she'd stick with it and was dry for 14 nights in a row. We then went without it and she only had 2 accidents, both of which involved drinking a lot of liquid later in the evening. So yay! Don't give up hope, it'll happen

Joolyjoolyjoo Tue 09-Aug-11 14:03:01

Great news- did you get the alarm from the HV or did you go through the GP? My 6yo is in this position, and I feel like I need to start addressing it somehow. sad

lynniep Tue 09-Aug-11 14:06:01

I had an alarm when I was about 6. I was cured within a fortnight. Basically the bl**dy thing went off all hours of the night whether it was wet or not. I've been a light sleeper ever since lol! I'd like to think they've improved vastly in 30 years though. My DS is 4.5 so I'm not worrying just yet, but should we get to 6 or so I won't hesitate to request help.

VoluptuaGoodshag Tue 09-Aug-11 18:36:29

The HV approached me when DD was 7. She eventually referred us to the wee wee clinic at the local hospital.

startofnewterm Mon 15-Aug-11 11:34:09

Thats great news, Ive just posted in the chat thread this morning about starting my daughters alarm 4 nights ago. She's wetting 3 times a night so its good to hear success stories.

Do you mind me asking how many times a night your daughter wet when she first used the alarm?

startofnewterm Mon 15-Aug-11 11:34:59

Oh, and also, what kind of alarm is it, we are using the mat but someone on the other thread said that the clip that goes inside their knickers is better.

VoluptuaGoodshag Wed 17-Aug-11 23:00:36

Clip inside knickers. We were advised to cut off the end of a panty liner and clip it inside that.

SONT - she would generally wet only the once as far as I can tell but not at any specific time during the night.

funnypeculiar Wed 17-Aug-11 23:03:19

Lovely to hear - as I'm beginning to imagine changing ds's sheets when he's 18.
He's only 7 now, have tried alarm with no success at all, and currently on medication which makes a bit of difference, but it feels like 2 steps forwards one step back.

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