bed wetting

Anya - posted on 01/03/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 16 this month and she still wets the bed, our doctor had given her medication but they have worked for about a wee or so and the she is just back to normal we have been to an enurisis clinic and they didn't help at all, I really need help she is 16 and doesn't really have a social life becuase of it, any ideas of how to stop it?

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Megan - posted on 02/04/2014

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Huge hugs to you and especially to your daughter. I remember how frustrating night after night of bedwetting can be. There are several things you should try. First a medical study by Wake Forest Medical center found a definite link between constipation and bedwetting. Don't overlook this! It is usually the first step in ending bedwetting. Here is the link to an article http://www.wakehealth.edu/NewsReleases/2...,_Research_Shows.htm There is also a book that goes into more detail, if you are interested.
It's No Accident http://astore.amazon.com/bravandgrac-20/...
By Steve J. Hodges, Suzanne Schlosberg
Talk to her doctor about adding miralax to her diet for at least a month to see if that helps.
Bedwetting happens because the brain does not receive the full bladder signal during sleep. Possibly because the bowel due to constipation is pushing on the bladder. Or possibly because of breathing issues while asleep, so the next thing you can try are breathe right strips,especially if your daughter snores at all http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001G7Q... be sure to use every night for at least a month to see if they help
Next, to try and change your daughter's sleep pattern, you can try waking her with a light and sound alarm clock every two hours. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TPS... Have her get up and use the bathroom EACH TIME. Its very important that she actually gets up and goes to the bathroom every two hours. Then gradually extend to every three hours... then four see if this changes the sleep pattern enough to get her to dry.
If not, then I would definitely try a bedwetting alarm. http://astore.amazon.com/bravandgrac-20?... These are medically proven to gradually condition the brain to react to the full bladder. BUT for a teen it will probably take 3 months of CONSISTENT NIGHTLY USE! She will sleep right through the alarm at first. That is normal...it takes time to change the sleep pattern. Slowly the brain will begin to register the alarm and wake, then the brain will associate the full bladder signal with the alarm signal and finally the brain will recognize the full bladder without the alarm. But it takes time. You both have to be committed to stick with it! I also recommend reading this book http://astore.amazon.com/bravandgrac-20?...
Good Luck and God Bless!!!!

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Mary - posted on 01/21/2014

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Get her help!
My 8-year old used to wet the bed and we got her a bedwetting alarm. There are a number of alarms to chose from. At that age, I would recommend a Chummie Bedwetting Alarm. Its what worked for my daughter. It's at www.chummie.com, but I recommend you do a little more research first.

Good luck dear.

Mary - posted on 01/21/2014

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Get her help!
My 8-year old used to wet the bed and we got her a bedwetting alarm. There are a number of alarms to chose from. At that age, I would recommend a Chummie Bedwetting Alarm. Its what worked for my daughter. It's at www.chummie.com, but I recommend you do a little more research first.

Good luck dear.

Meadow Elizabeth Ehryn - posted on 01/04/2014

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my 13 year old daughter is going though the same thing the doctors also gave her medication its working well i just keep a couple of towel on top of the sheet and under the sheet and i wake her up every 3 to 4 hours and it seems to work pretty well

Anya - posted on 01/04/2014

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Thanls for the help but I tried that when she was 6 or 7, I have tried everything, no matter how I littit her drinks she does it every night, but she got some nappys in her size recently so that makes the cost go down with washing and things.

Meadow Elizabeth Ehryn - posted on 01/03/2014

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if i were you i would not let her drink anything before 2 hours before she goes to bed and maybe every once in a while wake her up in the middle of the night and have her go to the bathroom so she wont have to go to the bathroom the reason i say two hours is because anything else she has eaten or drank before that need time to digust and if you have her drink something righ before she goes to bed she is more then likely to wet the bed so i say 2 hours and when she goes to bed she shouldnt wet the bed with the best of luck to you and your daughter

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