Jump to content

Has anyone tried the nasal spray for bedwetting?

  • Please log in to reply
48 replies to this topic

#26 laurs

Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:00 PM

Can anyone tell me how long the batteries last on the eclipse alarms? We hired an alarm from a specialist and because it didn't wake him up, and he sleeps at the other end of the house, the battery just ran out. The same thing happened the next night so we just stopped using it rather than keeping the battery companies going!

#27 Zebette

Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

We've had no problem with our alarm battery thus far so can't help with that question I am afraid.

Another update from us: The last 2 nights I have decided to not put the monitor on and we have had 2 dry nights in a row. Here's hoping it continues! So nice to go in his room and not be hit by that pee smell!

#28 allenall

Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

Has anyone else had an issue with their child being absolutely terrified of the alarm?  We tried it for about a week - DD was fine with going to bed with it the first night (didn't know what was going to happen), then she didn't want to go to bed and was clearly petrified of the alarm going off (which it did) but we basically bribed her to continue with it for the next few nights, but then she refused to go to bed and was in tears at the prospect of it, so we gave up.

#29 Zebette

Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:13 PM

Allenall - oh that sounds awful. I have nothing to suggest except maybe try speaking to her about what it is that frightens her about it? Does she think she will get in trouble if it goes off? Is the alarm too loud or piercing for her? Can it be dulled down but to a rate where it is still enough to rouse her from sleep?

We are going great guns here...last night was our 10th dry night in a row with no alarm!!

#30 Blissey

Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:35 PM

DS is 8.5 years.  He was prescribed Minirin medication for this very issue.  We were told it would be a bandaid solution but would work for the nights that he really "needed" to stay dry...at a friends house sleepover etc.

We never actually gave the medication to DS.  We kept getting him up to the toilet once a night ( did this for over a year! ) then once we had been to the doctor to get the medication, for some reason, the next week we decided to just stop taking him to the toilet at night.  He wet the bed every 3 nights for the first month, then once a week for the next month or so, then finally he had dry nights.

Since then he has had three wet nights in 6 months...so doing much better now!

Hang in there....its hard...but it will hopefully sort itself out eventually.

#31 MiSS_E

Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:56 PM

I'm thinking about getting a bedwetting alarm for my DD. She is turning 8 next month and still wears pullups. Every now and then she'll try to go to bed without a pullup and always wets the bed. She's starting to get very aware of it, won't go on sleepovers etc. It doesn't bother me either way, I've got a mattress protector on her bed so she can choose when to wear pullups or try without them, but it's obviously starting to get to her.

Just a Q for those of you who have used them. Do you have other children sleeping in nearby rooms and was the alarm loud enough to also wake them? All my 3 have their own room, but all the rooms are next to each other and master 5 gets very grumpy if woken before he's ready! They all sleep with their doors open. That's the only thing stopping me because I remember my brothers pee alarm when we were kids shrieking in the middle of the night!

#32 *Lib*

Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:17 PM

Does anyone have one of there alarms to sell?? PM me if you'd like to discuss selling one! Please!

#33 *Lib*

Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:13 AM

*bump* I'd be willing to pay for a wireless one if people have got one they have finished using!?

#34 Zebette

Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:19 AM

Lib I will be selling my wireless one but not for a little while yet as we're only just in the early days of not needing it. 11 dry nights now!

Miss E - My DS8 has his 13 year old sister's room next to his but I don't think the alarm bothers her much, the head of her bed is against the opposite wall anyway. He is across the hall from me but we sleep with doors shut so I never hear it when it goes off unless I am already awake.

#35 Zebette

Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

Rawr - I think someone further back suggested 6-8 weeks, we basically used it for 12 weeks..and I was finding that he was getting up to go to the toilet before his alarm even went off and so being that we had school holidays decided to trial it without the alarm and he's been dry every night even now we are back at school. I did worry that being more tired with school might cause him to not wake in time but we have had no issue so far. I have also found it's improved his daytime "drips" where he didn't quite get to the loo in time.

So glad I found this thread, it has helped me so much as I was at the end of my rope with the wetting issues.

#36 *Lib*

Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:48 PM

Thats great! I have just spoken to a lady at our local health clinic, they run a program there thats about teaching kids to drink during the day, instead of all at once a at night and they use an alarmed bed pad after a period of educating the kids. My dd is chomping at the bit to try the alarm, and I think the program will be just dragging out the matter.....

Edited by *Lib*, 26 April 2012 - 12:49 PM.

#37 *Lib*

Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

I gave in and bought one.  biggrin.gif Hope it works!!

#38 Zebette

Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

Good luck Lib, I hope you keep us up to date with how it works for you. I was really reluctant to fork out for a wireless alarm initially, and I think my DH was too but it's been some of the best money I have ever spent on my son. He is really excited to be such a "big boy" now and not wear pullups, his confidence has just rocketed. Having a twin sister who has been out of pullups for years seemed to get to him a bit!

#39 *Lib*

Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:10 PM

She keeps asking if I have ordered it yet, so she is keen to try it. She can go for a few days dry, and then bang back to wetting massivly, so hopefully this will be the help she needs!

#40 ~JASB~

Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

QUOTE (MiSS_E @ 25/04/2012, 04:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just a Q for those of you who have used them. Do you have other children sleeping in nearby rooms and was the alarm loud enough to also wake them?

I've used the alarm on all 3 of my kids, and each time the alarm didn't wake anyone else (not even DH  rolleyes.gif )  Only two people woke each time - me and the child using it.  Good luck with it.

QUOTE (Rawr @ 26/04/2012, 10:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd love to try the alarm, but I have a question: how do you know when to stop using it?

I continued to use it until we had 14 dry nights in a row.

Lib, good luck!  Your DD being so keen to try it is a great start original.gif

Zebette, so glad to hear it's worked so well for you, too original.gif

#41 *Lib*

Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:06 PM

Night 1!! She's been asking every day to see if it has arrived, so it arrived today, so I let her open the package and she's wearing it to bed tonight! Fingers Crossed!!!

#42 *Lib*

Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:03 PM

Arrrggghhhh she's been in bed an hour and a half, and its gone off 3 times!! Anyone know what we are doing wrong????

#43 Zebette

Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:43 PM

Sorry this is a bit late, hope you have had some improvement since your first night.

You are not necessarily doing anything wrong, if she is releasing a little pee it will trigger the alarm, otherwise is there any other kind of moisture that could trigger it..like sweat? Is she wiping properly on her last pee of the night so there is no extra moisture?

We did have wet beds for the first 2-3 nights but we have now had 21 consecutive nights of no alarm with dry nights every time.

#44 *Lib*

Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:55 PM

She was quite hot the night it kept going off. Then last night the fecking thing didn't go off and she peed the bed!!

#45 Zebette

Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:00 PM

Did you get the wireless? How have you got it inserted? We used pantyliners and just cut a slit into them and put the monitor in there so it wasn't able to move around if that helps?

#46 ballogo

Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:14 AM

We're very excited because our son has just come off the alarm!  He made it to 21 days dry and then had a small accident - he jumped out of bed so fast the bell sounded like a little blip.  He's also had a couple of near misses in the early morning - we only have one toilet so it can be a bit of a race early in the morning.  Other than that he is now a dry boy - and very proud of it.

It was really worth going through a continence nurse.  I felt educated and that I had an understanding of what was going on and going to happen.  She was excellent with my son and he understood all the necessary information - in particular about drinking plenty of fluid in the day to increase his bladder's ability to hold urine.  The other advantage was that we didn't need to purchase the equipment but hired it.

To answer some questions asked earlier in the thread:
- no one else in our house was woken by the bell except my son and myself.  Unfortunately the timer on our oven has the exact same sound and I now hate the sound!
- to the poster who talked about getting their child up to go to the toilet for almost a year, one thing that was stressed to us was that we were never ever lift him or physically sit him up in bed.  He had to do that himself.  It was all a part of the training of the brain;
- if the bell didn't wake him up we were to "shake" him awake.  We were very lucky in that I only had to do that the first time he wet the bed.  He was so deeply asleep it took quite some time to wake him up!
- sometimes the alarm was set off by sweat - it was highly annoying.  Interestingly, later on our son didn't wake up at those times.

One negative effect has been that if he goes to the toilet before midnight he has something similar to nigh terrors.  He gets up and goes to the toilet and once he's in bed he starts screaming as if in dire straits.  The only thing to do is to pat him to sleep - he can't seem to wake up.  This has continued through the bell and now even when he doesn't have the bell.

#47 *Lib*

Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:51 PM

QUOTE (Zebette @ 06/05/2012, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did you get the wireless? How have you got it inserted? We used pantyliners and just cut a slit into them and put the monitor in there so it wasn't able to move around if that helps?

Yep we got the wireless. The night it didn't worl was the night we had it in a panty liner!!

#48 ~JASB~

Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:01 PM

Sorry to hear you're having troubles, Lib.  I also used panty liners, but I used the wired one - alarm box on the child's collar.  It occasionally didn't go off, but usually because it had moved a bit in the undies.  It may just take some trial and error to get the position right?

The hired alarm I used for DS#1 was definitely more user-friendly, but was a more expensive way to go.  I was still happy with the one I bought for DS#2 and #3.

#49 cazbabslong

Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:25 PM

We were having great success withe alarm, We had 14 nights dry and then it all came undone. No idea why. he was massively wet and alarm wasnt going off. we have tried the panty liners and they didnt work. Dry nites with the alarm were working but not anymore. So have been trying the sensor wrapped in tissue.  I think that  he wriggles around so much at night that the sensor moves and then the wee doesnt set it off. I is so frustrating at the moment. He is going to sleep with me tonight so will see how it goes. We also have the wireless alarm.

2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users


First look at Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget is now in her 40s and is a successful publishing executive - but also has a pregnancy to contend with as well.

Newlyweds send bill to no-show guests

Planning a wedding can be stressful – and, as most newlyweds can attest, it can be very costly, too.

Claire Danes: acting out postnatal depression was difficult

Actress Claire Danes found it difficult pretending to have postnatal depression in Homeland, as she had just become a new mother herself.

Sneak peek: Geleeo self-cooling pram & high chair liners

We just spotted Geleeo, a brand new self-cooling pram liner you can buy in time for summer.

The moment a 92-year-old meets her great grandaughter

It's a heart-warming photo this family will treasure forever.

How to prepare for breastfeeding when you're still pregnant

While every woman's breastfeeding journey is different, many hurdles are shared. Knowing what to expect will enable you to make informed decisions if - or when - you meet challenges along the way.

Sneak peek: new Love Mae bamboo dinnerware designs

We do love ourselves some brand new designs in tried and true products. The renowned bamboo dinnerware from Love Mae has just had several more members join the family, in addition to a brand new website.

Mum who killed paedophile gets reduced sentence

A mother-of-five who killed a paedophile has had her jail sentence reduced by a judge who described her case as a "truly exceptional" one.

Toddler's silent debate with mum about naptime

He might not utter a single word - but this toddler is having a great debate with his mother about nap time.

Silence is golden ... or is it?

Silence is golden, or so the saying goes. But when it comes to children, quite the opposite is true.

Awards 2015: Vote now for a chance to win $2000

Vote for your favourite pregnancy, baby and toddler products for your chance to win your share of $2500 in cash prizes.

Scientists identify potential birth control 'pill' for men

Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control "pill" for men, new research suggests.

Running for beginners: taking the first steps

It's that time of year when the weather warms up and there's more opportunity to get out and go for a jog.

Tips for turning yourself into a morning person

Mornings are a great time to spend time in reflection or to get outside and get moving.

Thousands sign petition for unborn babies killed by domestic violence

Almost 8000 people have signed a petition calling for a law to recognise unborn babies killed by domestic violence in NSW.

Pregnant Sarah Harris tells body-shamers to 'get stuffed'

Television presenter Sarah Harris has a message for anyone who tries to body-shame pregnant women or new mums.

In defence of 'brexting'

Mums spend literally hours a day with a baby attached to their boob, or giving them a bottle. Surely they don't all need to be spent looking at the baby?

How a fellow passenger made a mum's day on a flight

As any parent who has ever travelled with a baby knows it can be a daunting experience. The stares and attitude of unsympathetic fellow travellers only serve to make the journey even more stressful. 


What's hot on EB

Stella McCartney honours mum with lacy bra

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.

Don't panic: A granddad midwife's guide for dads-to-be

Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.

How to be a calm parent when you're feeling anything but

Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad

It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How baby Teddy's short life is helping save thousands of lives

He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.

A heartbreaking trail of missed chances in death of baby forgotten in car

A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.

What to do if your baby has tongue-tie

Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.

How to move house without losing your mind

Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

'She had nowhere to go': how new mum's life began to unravel

The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel. 

Women giving birth to a son keep some of his Y chromosomes

It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.

Photos: How babies fit in the womb

A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.

Baby tries to persuade stubborn bulldog to walk, fails

We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.

The best toddler gift ever? Nine gender-neutral play kitchen picks

Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.

9 easy steps to improve your baby photography

With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.



What are your favourite baby products?

The Essential Baby Awards are on now, and we need your help! Have your say on your top picks and you'll go in the draw to win a share of $2500.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.