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8-year old finally dry!!!

Hi, after years of trying everything - even mild hypnosis - my 8-year old daughter is finally dry at night thanks to a bed alarm!!

I'm not sure if it's a combination of the alarm following the hypnosis pre-Christmas, but it's a miracle and so I wanted to share in case it helps anyone. I bought the Malem MO12 Wireless alarm (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Malem-Wireless-Pants-Bedwetting-Alarm/dp/B0079MVMN6/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&ref_=ya_aw_oh_bia_dp) and she literally wet it (not much) about 4 times and was then completely dry. Within another week we had taken the bed mat off the bed and then a couple of days later we took the alarm off her altogether. She's now in bed with nothing protecting the mattress and in PJs (the alarm suggests pants). Probably start to finish was 2.5 weeks.

I had previously dismissed alarms because I read review after review where they didn't wake the child up or upset the child, and I can definitely see the latter if they are small, but I think for a 6+ child an alarm is perfect and I only wish I had purchased one a couple of years ago. We had exhausted everything and she was at the point of getting invited for more and more sleepovers that we had made excuses for. But no more! Give it a try if you haven't already!!

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That’s great news - congratulations! It’s lovely to read a success story, and I’m sure your advice will be useful for many xx

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It’s great to hear a success story. Was your daughter just having the odd accident at night? My son seems to be absolutely soaking wet (huge volume of urine) in the morning. We are following all the advice about loads to drink in the day, nothing after 5pm so I think he probably isn’t producing the hormone yet... I’m wondering if an alarm will help or it it will just take time..

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Hi, she was NEVER dry. I can’t remember a night she was ever dry. And her pull-ups were soaked every morning. It’s been such a transformation we still can’t believe it. It might not work for everyone but worth a go maybe??

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That’s great news, you must be so relieved. We are two weeks in with an alarm and not such an instant success (I’m currently exhausted) but already it is better than I had imagined. Fingers crossed my son will be dry soon too.

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Hi, what alarm have you got? We went for a really highly rated one. It wasn’t cheap and reacted instantly.

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It is the wetstop3 and seems to be working ok, he is waking when it goes off and is mostly wet on his pants/pyjamas but not the bed, he just doesn’t seem to be moving on to waking before he wees or not weeing in the night.

It’s usually once a night sometimes two.

I think half the problem is that he doesn’t empty his bladder well in the day and so has residual left in his bladder when he goes to bed.

Which one did you go for? This one had a 4/5 rating on Amazon.

Thanks

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Ours was the Malem MO2 (copy this link into your browser: amazon.co.uk/Malem-Wireless... They might be all about the same, I'm not sure.

Hypnosis wasn't for everyone and it was a final straw for me... she wanted to be dry but simply couldn't wake up and so I felt the need to try and communicate with her subconscious and I do think it played a part in our success... I took her to a child psychiatrist who discussed things with her and would then put her into a very mild form of hypnosis (with me in the room) by reading a story about fairies, princesses and castles, and in the story there were references to bed wetting and to wake up if you need a wee. We went for 3 sessions and each session had to be recorded on my phone and she had to listen to the story just before going to sleep at night. It definitely interrupted her sleep, but on it's own didn't work, however I can't help wondering if it planted some seeds into her subconscious that then helped the alarm to get through???

Hope that helps!

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That’s really interesting, we are just trying to get some counselling for our son as I think a lot of his withholding is related to subconscious issues. Did you find that person via the nhs or privately (sorry a million questions!)

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Glad on the great improvement.

We have just ordered the alarm, fingers crossed we will have some success too.

It’s so draining with two children both soaked, but we still have hope. X

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