My daughter is 7 and starting 2nd grade next month. She still has embarrassing accidents during the daytime a few times a week. We’ve had her checked by a doctor and she said that everything is fine, that she just needs to go to the bathroom every two hours. I can remind her at home but I don’t think she will remember at school. What do you recommend?
Timed voiding, as your doctor recommended, has been found to be the most effective treatment for daytime wetting. You are correct in noticing that your daughter needs a reminder in order for her to be consistent in doing this. Vibratory wrist watches, which can be set to vibrate at specific times or intervals of time, work great for this purpose.
Our smallest NEW Rodger Vibrating Watch works well as an attractive, discreet reminder that she needs to go to the bathroom on a schedule. You set times that are convenient for her to follow and her job is to go to the bathroom, even if she does not feel the urge to do so. By emptying her bladder before it is overfull, leaking and accidents are diminished. Her classmates do not know that she is getting a silent reminder to go to the bathroom. They will think she wears a pretty watch. Speak privately with her teacher to let her know that your daughter will leave the classroom every 2 hours to go to the bathroom. She should not be asked to wait or hold it.
Using a timer watch like this Rodger Vibrating Watch has been proven in this recent study to increase compliance with timed voiding and should allow your daughter to have a great year at school.