Bedwetting Alarms

Bedwetting Alarm

The thought of a bedwetting alarm may seem somewhat blunt to many adults; an alarm brings to mind the thought of screeching sounds that are meant to startle and scare someone. This probably isn't something you want to introduce to your child's room! And it's true that bedwetting is not something for which a child should be punished or startled.

But a bedwetting alarm is not typically what adults assume. It's not meant to startle or frighten a child, although it is meant to awaken him or her. It's used to not just prevent the child from wetting the bed but also to help him or her correct the problem of bedwetting overall. How so?

Usually bedwetting happens because of developmental problems with the child. The body and brain haven't caught up to alerting a child during sleep that he or she needs to get up to urinate. It also hasn't developed enough so that the bladder controls itself until the child is in the bathroom. This is where a bedwetting alarm comes into play.

When a child has an accident, a bedwetting alarm sounds at the first sign of wetness. The child wakes up and associates waking up with the urge to urinate. The body becomes trained to recognize that urge and to wake up rather than to simply relieve itself. The bedwetting alarm associates awakening with that urge and so a child's development is aided. If the body can be trained to wake up in this way, there will no longer be any bedwetting to begin with!

Today the typical bedwetting alarm is not a blaring smoke detector type of alarm you may assume. It is of course loud enough to wake up the child and perhaps an adult in the next room but is not meant to traumatize the child while doing so! Often the sound is more of a bell than an alarm and is not so loud and piercing that the child will be frightened.

Often you can find a wireless bedwetting alarm that can be set up in another room as well. This works something like a baby monitor, where the alarm sounds in the child's room and in the adult's room also. In this way the adult can get up and assist the child with getting up and using the bathroom so he or she is not afraid to do so in the dark. A remote bedwetting alarm like this means that the adult does not need to sleep in the child's room. He or she can be in their own room, which is typically most comfortable for both parent and child, and still be there when the child needs assistance.

Using a bedwetting alarm has many advantages for both parents and children. It can help to train a child so that there is no bedwetting any longer and can keep a parent in his or her own room. So why not investigate this option for your child if he or she is having a problem in this area?

DryBuddy is an excellent Bedwetting Alarm. How it works can be found here.

Detailed comparisons with other wireless bedwetting alarms can be found here .

Additional information is available here and here .

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