Bedwetting alarm doesn't work for my daughter anymore!

ANuradha - posted on 03/25/2014 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 10 and half years old. When she was 9 I used bedwetting alarm for her bedwetting after hearing such great things about it on Internet. It did work. For more than 6 months she was consistently dry but then slowly she started wetting occasional and then within a year she was wetting daily again. I was so frustrated.not able to think of any other solution I started her on alarm again. Now after 2 and half month of using bed wetting alarm there is no progress. She still sleep through it. I have to wake her up.... She does get an occasional dry night but there is no consistency of timing . I am just at my wits end about what to do.please some one help me. She is at the age where sleepover and out station trip with school are very important to her and she is unable to do any because of this problem . I feel so helpless seeing her pain....

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B901348 - posted on 10/20/2014

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You need to start using the alarm again. If the Chummie Alarm worked for my son, it will work for your daughter. GIve it time.

B901348 - posted on 10/20/2014

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The Chummie Alarm worked great for my 8 year old. He stopped wetting the bed within 5 weeks. I'd strongly recommend bedwetting alarms as the first choice to stop wetting. Love it.

Dena - posted on 05/01/2014

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It's really heartbreaking. We've been there. Your point about sleepover and trips resonates very strongly with me as that was a major reason why we didn't want to 'wait it out' anymore. The clinic that I took my daughter to explained that the bedwetting alarms are good but the treatment is even more effective when combined with cognitive behavioral therapy. This is what we used to help our 10 year old - www.bedwettingtherapy.com Good luck!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/26/2014

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Have you explained to her that everyone is different? That each individual matures at a different rate, and that it is actually not uncommon for kids to be in her shoes?

That is important, that you do so. If, as you say, she's struggling with the self esteem, this should have been one of the first things you did.

And, it also helps if you are not negative. Rather than writing off a potential solution because you 'don't think it will work' is not the way to approach the problem. You say she doesn't have infections, but have they checked for OTHER bladder/kidney issues? There are a plethora of conditions that bedwetting can indicate, and you should rule out every possible medical cause that you can.

ANuradha - posted on 03/26/2014

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I know she will eventually grow out of it but she is hitting puberty her hormones are already wreaking havoc on her body and mind and this problem is making her loose her self esteem. It makes her feel less of her selves in comparison to her more independent friends. She want to be independent but this problem is holding her back. And she is already getting frustrated with alarm . Refuses to wear it daily.... Pull up might be short term solution but what this is doing to her mind is what I want real solution for. Anyways I know becoming impatient is the worst thing that I could do to her so I will stick it out with alarm for three,monthsand then think what to do.... Thanks!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/26/2014

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You are left with the pullup option at this point, then.

And, as I said, it's not uncommon. Most kids that have this problem do grow out of it, generally by around 14-16 years old. My son's friend was 14 when he told me that he'd finally done it.

ANuradha - posted on 03/26/2014

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Hi everyone! Thanks for responding. I know she hasn't got infection. That's sure. And alarm I am using is chummie only but I never thought of changing the tone. That's a good idea Mary.thanks!
And Jen the biggest point of frustration is that I have used alarm once and she was fine then. And now it has all started all over again so even if it works out ,(which I am not sure is going to work this time by the look of things) I will never be able to relax knowing I have solved this problem. It could come back again anytime. Another thing is that I have read if it doesn't work for three months then there is no point in continuing the alarm because it will not work. It has already been 2 and half month. What options am I left with? I am completely committed to solving this problem for my child but please someone give me a solution!
Thanks u all for kindness in responding!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/25/2014

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Has she been medically cleared of bladder/internal problems?

While night time wakefulness is nice, it doesn't always happen with each kid. There are alternatives to the alarm for her to go on sleepovers and trips. One of my son's friends wore the big kid version of pullups overnight. He was 12.

My son had issues as well, but his were medical, and once they were fixed, he's had no problems at all.

Good luck!

Mary - posted on 03/25/2014

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Did you get a bedwetting alarm with 1 tone or many different tones.
Get a Chummie alarm - it is a bedwetting alarm with 8 tones and volume control.
It should help your child. It's available at www.chummie.com

Good luck

Mary - posted on 03/25/2014

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Did you get a bedwetting alarm with 1 tone or many different tones.
Get a Chummie alarm - it is a bedwetting alarm with 8 tones and volume control.
It should help your child. It's available at www.chummie.com

Good luck

Jen - posted on 03/25/2014

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I had to run into my son's room when I heard that little 'buzz' noise, then wake him. This was very hard, as he was a very sound sleeper. It took about a week of that until finally HE started to wake when the alarm went off. Even then, I ran into his room and had to remind him to get out of bed and run to the bathroom. (It's like he was a zombie, you see) So after about a week of THAT, then finally the alarm woke him and he got to the bathroom on his own. It took a 4-5 months before he could sleep without the alarm.

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