I would like some further professional help with regards to betting for my 9 year old boy. Every morning and night we have to change clothes, blankets and sheets that are soaked.We have tried the alarm, the medication and keeping a diary and nothing has worked. Please tell me who we can contact in regards to the other methods mentioned here like hypnotherapy etc. Please help,, it has gone on for too long now.
thanks regards dianna
Hi Dianna – it can be incredibly frustrating when you commit to a form of treatment and it doesn’t work. It is certainly true that conditioning alarms do not work for everyone although we do find their success is contingent upon how supported families are in using them. Treatment can take between 3 and 6 months and it is not uncommon for children to experience one or two relapses before achieving permanent continence. Hypnotherapy has been successfully used to help children mentally prepare their subconscious to either hold the urine or wake up and go to the toilet. This can be used on its own or in combination with the conditioning treatment to help children wake-up and go to the toilet. Another alternative form of treatment that has met with some success is chiropractic manipulation. This does however seem to be only relevant for children whose bedwetting is the result of a poorly aligned spine. Your best point of contact for hypnotherapy is the Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association http://www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au/, which has branches in each state. They also have a free advisory line: 1800 067 557. Similarly, if you are interested in trying chiropractic treatment you should first contact the Chiropractic Association of Australia http://chiropractors.asn.au (1800 075 003) who will be able to recommend someone in your area that has experience in treating children’s bedwetting. Good Luck!