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  1. I am a 16 year old girl that almost everyday, wets the bed. It has been extremely embarrassing as I have peed my pants during the day as well. I am completely potty trained, but I have a hard time holding my bladder. What makes it more embarrassing is that sometimes at night, I soil my pants. According to the doctors, I have no known internal problems and in the mean time, just wear diapers to bed and during the day. I weigh around 110lb and have a waist size of 30inches. I fit in Huggies Pull Ups size 5T, but they don’t really hold in my leakage that well. Does this site recommend any type of diapers that would help me with my problem? I am very embarrassed that I still wet and sometimes soil the bed, but I still want to resolve my problem.

    • For my teen patients who have similar problems, I recommend treatment rather than just continuing to use diapers. For daytime wetting, using a timed voiding watch, set to remind you to urinate at regular intervals of time, will help prevent your bladder from becoming overfull and urgently leaking.
      To address your nighttime wetting, I recommend the Rodger Wireless Bedwetting Alarm. You simply put the moisture sensing underwear on at night when you go to bed. The small transmitter snaps on the waistband and the receiver that sounds is plugged into the wall across from your bed. When you begin wetting, an alarm is sounded so your brain and bladder begin to communicate with each other. Now your body sleeps through the entire wetting episode. In order to make progress, your brain needs to be alerted when the wetting happens. You may not hear the alarm yourself, even though it is loud, so make sure your parents can wake you if you sleep through the loud sound in the beginning. Over time, you’ll learn that sound is important and your body will begin to stop the flow of urine more quickly. This process takes a few weeks (average 10-12) but is worth the effort to stop wetting permanently. My book, Seven Steps to Nighttime Dryness, can walk you through the entire process. The Rodger Alarm Treatment Kit includes the alarm, my book and 2 waterproof mattress overlays to place over your sheets. They make middle of the night cleanup much easier.

      This blog post talks about research proving that bedwetting alarms are a cure in older children and teens with bedwettting.

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