Bedwetting is one of the most common issues faced by parents even after their child has successfully completes potty training. Bedwetting that persists can lead to embarrassment and low esteem for child. Parents treat this issue using a bedwetting alarm, expecting a child to do everything on their own. When dealing with their bedwetting child there are few mistakes parents make that makes the treatment to go slow.
The alarm should wake my child – Some children are not very deep sleepers and are easier to wake than others. Expecting an alarm to make the deep sleeper child get up and out of bed is difficult. It is very important to chose a bedwetting alarm with loudness level is at least 85 dB for a distance from the typical location of the alarm to the child’s ear. It is very important that an alarm should be located where a parent can hear the alarm when it sounds to help a child in the beginning to get up. After sometime you can teach your child to go through a self-awakening exercise at bedtime. Encourage your child to beat the buzzer by waking up when he or she feels the urge to urinate but before any urine leaks out.
The alarm should alert before my child urinates – A bedwetting alarm sensor detects urine. An alarm can only trigger when the child has few drops of urine that reaches the alarm’s sensor. Always buy an alarm that has larger urine detection area sensor. It is very important to place the sensor where urination first occurs. Sensor should be comfortable to wear and should not poke. The Chummie Bedwetting Alarm that has silicon sensor and detects the first drop of urine, has a large urine detection area and the sensor conforms to body contours for maximum comfort.
My child should stop bedwetting in two weeks – Although bedwetting alarms needs time to show the result but they are a highly effective to stop bedwetting when children and parents are willing to make the commitment to using them patiently. Every child’s response to the alarm is different. Some may take longer time then others to stop bedwetting. Remember that the goal of the bedwetting alarm is to teach your child to awaken before the buzzer goes off or to sleep through the night and remain dry. The alarm should be used every night until he or she can go 3-4 weeks without a bedwetting episode. This usually takes 2-3 months, so you should be persistent and patient as your child masters nighttime bladder control.
This alarm stopped working – When you buy a bedwetting alarm use as instructed and with care as you would to any instrument. Any device can fail if not taken care. Failures can occur due to user’s misuse and abuse. Teach your child how to handle it. Select an alarm with a long warranty period and buy good quality alarms. Alarms at One Stop Bedwetting carry a manufacturers warranty which is 1 year for the alarm and 3 months for the sensor.