Parenting

Bedwetting Alarm For Kids

Although most kids overcome the bedwetting problem after age 5 or 6, some kids have problems with it. Bedwetting can affect the child’s self-esteem, especially when he/she goes to sleepover parties. While some methods such as limiting the fluid intake during the night, asking the child to void before bedtime can help – sometimes the kids continue to be bed wet. In such cases, parents can go for a bedwetting alarm which has about 80% success rate in helping kids to stay dry during the night.

What is a Bedwetting Alarm?

A bedwetting alarm is a device which has a sensor and an alarm unit. The sensor is clipped onto the underwear and the alarm can be worn under the shirt. When the child begins to urinate, the sensor detects the moisture and alerts the child or the parents by ringing or vibrating.

How is Bedwetting Alarm Useful?

A bedwetting alarm when used for about 3 months,  can mentally condition the child to wake up before he/she even starts to urinate. Over time, due to the alarm alerts, the child gets conditioned to get up even before the alarm goes off.

Another form of bed wetting alarm is a bedwetting alarm pad. Bedwetting alarm pads do not require attaching the device to the child. Instead, the child sleeps on a pad which is connected to the alarm by a wire. When the urine leaks onto the pad, the sensor in the pad detects it and sets off the alarm.

The Role of Parents:

Parents play an important role in ensuring success in bedwetting alarm use.  Generally the alarm ring would be loud enough for the parents to listen. So, when the alarm goes off, the parent should wake up and guide the child to urinate in the bathroom. However, sometimes, the kids may feel comfortable to wake up by themselves and go to urinate.

Gradually, with the use of the alarm, the child would have fewer episodes of urinating at night. A few months of alarm use can make the child to get up during the night and urinate.

If the child stops bedwetting, it is advised to use the alarm for another 14 days, followed by the alternative use of alarm for the next 14 days. Bed wetting alarms cost around  $70 to $80.

A bedwetting alarm should be used only if your child has no underlying health problems which are causing bedwetting. For example, urinary tract infections, constipation  can cause bedwetting.

Bed wetting alarms are a good investment for kids above 5 years who have bedwetting problems. This product is a proven solution to solve the bedwetting problem.

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