Hi, My 4.5 year old daughter has a problem with wetting. She does now have a wobl watch which has helped quite a lot. It is set for hourly reminders. My daughter has never initiated going to the toilet for a wee (she does for a poo). She goes if we or preschool staff tell her to, and now she goes mostly when the watch vibrates. Sometimes she wets between the hourly toilet trips but with the watch we have had some dry days (which we hadn't before!).
This is great, but she still doesn't show any signs of being aware of the sensation of needing the toilet. If she is without the watch and if we don't remind her then she wets.
Yesterday a pediatrician told us that she must just be ignoring the sensation and didn't really offer much help, saying she will eventually grow out of wetting.
Our GP had said to go back to them if the pediatrician was at all dismissive.
Is there any point going back? She had a bladder scan which was normal (a year ago). The watch is helping and we are down to some dry days and some days with one accident.
Will they do anything else or is 4.5 too young for them to do anything else? Urine samples (many over the last 18 months) don't show infection. She isn't constipated. She drinks enough.
The pediatrician said just to carry on with the watch and increase the time intervals on it.
I would like to know why she doesn't seem to be aware of needing to go though.
She starts school in September. We expressed our concern about this but the pediatrician said she may be much better by then. We doubt that as she's been out of nappies two years and has not got any nearer to saying she needs a wee or taking herself. She is reliant on people/the watch telling her.
Maybe we should just let her rely on the watch and stop taking her to doctors?