My daughter is 6 this month. we have used dry nites used continence pads on the bed and even waking her through the night(now I know this is wrong). I am starting to look at an American company www.nobedwetting.com but they are very expensive, I don't know what to do. How do we increase bladder function so it triggers the brain? Do you have any other ideas?
Conditioning alarms seem to be the best option in treating bedwetting in children with about 75% experiencing permanent dryness after their use. The success of these programs does depend on a number of factors. Firstly, children need to be motivated to become dry – this is why many professionals do not recommend commencing treatment before the age of 6 as children tend to be less bothered by their bedwetting before then. Secondly, success is increased when children and families are well supported by a continence consultant. Thirdly, you need to choose the right type of alarm for your child and be taught how to use this properly (again by a consultant). I find many parents prefer a personal alarm that can be worn on the body as it allows children to continue wearing their DryNites. Before purchasing anything from overseas I would recommend speaking with a continence specialist – ask your doctor to refer you to someone in your area or contact the Continence Foundation of Australia (1800 33 00 66).