DD1 turned 6 in December and I would love to get her out of pullups (night time). She was going brilliant for two years, then we moved house, changed schools etc. I understand that she was undergoing massive changes and I have been patient with that, but now I have a feeling it has an issue of laziness than anything else. The changes occured 6 months ago and she has adjusted just fine and is a happy kid. For example, she will get up and come to me and ask for water, but will walk straight past the toilet and pretty much not go. She does have a lazy streak in her too.
I have tried rewards charts, talking to her, I have even had her renal functions tested and she came out fine. But with a baby due in September I do want her out of pullups.
My question is, has anyone here had successful use of bedwetting alarms and which brand would be the best? She is a very heavy sleeper as well, and feel that she needs something to wake her up and remind her to go. If you can't mention a brand, pm me if you wish. Thanks in advance.
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10-02-2013 17:20 #1
10-02-2013 17:28 #2
I had these when I was a kid and still wetting during the night and I can confidently say they traumatized me still have night mares about the alarms going off and remember every single night I woke from them. Will never use them with my kids if they have this issue.
Good luck with them tho. I hope they help with your situation
10-02-2013 18:34 #3
Oh, that's horrible, I don't want to traumatise her I just want to help her wake up so she can go to the toilet
10-02-2013 18:39 #4
We decided not go down the alarm route...
It has been a long road with no end in sight just yet. They tell me it will come on it's own.
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10-02-2013 20:06 #5
Re: Bedwetting alarms
I have experience. Both yes and no. I used them when I was a kid unsuccessfully. Didn't stop wetting until I was almost in my 20's and started having sleep overs with boys.
Dd1 just completed a program for the same thing using the alarm as well. Success. We have had 2 slip ups in about 3 months. Compared to 2 dry nights a week. It was hard work but without the alarm I really don't think we would have had success.
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10-02-2013 21:01 #6
Re: Bedwetting alarms
I, also, used the alarm when I was young. I hated it, felt terrible having to use it, and was so embarrassed that everyone in the house woke up when it went off. I did eventually grow out of it at around 10 (didn't have accidents every night, but enough).
It finally took my parents getting more involved and no drinks at all after dinner, making sure I went before bed, etc.
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10-02-2013 21:09 #7Senior Member
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thank you so much for sharing your own experience, my DS is nearly 9 and still in night pants. I have so far resisted using alarms etc.... I think I am going to stick with my own gut feeling and let him become dry in his own time. I personally have no issues with the fact he stills wears pull-ups to bed, he doesn't either it is simply not a big deal in our house.
10-02-2013 21:11 #8
I had one when I was a kid, and it never worked because I was such a heavy sleeper. My parents would have to come in and wake me up. I just eventually grew out of it.
Good luck x
10-02-2013 21:21 #9
I stopped early teens. It would be horrible when my brother had friends over and the alarm would go off during the night.. Only took a day before everyone in school knew..
Save your kid the embarrassment and control fluids at night that lead up til bed.
They will grow out of it
11-02-2013 08:37 #10
Thank you for your opinions ladies. I have tried limiting fluids and she does go to the toilet before bed. I think I might hold off getting the alarm.
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