If you are a parent of a child who is constantly wetting the bed at night even though they are older, you are probably getting quite desperate for a solution. The good news is that you can now buy a bedwetting alarm to help the child to stop wetting the bed. Many children continue to wet the bed at night until their bladder and sphincter muscle is fully developed, even up to the aged eight.
In today’s day and age we now have bedwetting alarm therapy that can be used by parents to help their children stop wedding the bed. If your child’s bedwetting is a concern of yours then you should discuss the problem with the child’s pediatrician. The pediatrician may decide that it is time to begin bedwetting alarm therapy.
The way that bedwetting alarms work is by a sensor that detects wetness. There are actually three different kinds of bedwetting alarms on the market today. You can buy a bed pad alarm, a wired alarm or a wireless alarm. If you buy a wireless alarm it will work similar to the way a baby monitor works. You attach a sensor to your child’s underwear and then you put the transmitter on the dresser or nightstand. When wetness is detected and then the alarm will sound, waking the child up. You could also put the transmitter in your own room too. Sometimes children will not wear a wired alarm so a wireless alarm is ideal for them. If your child thrashes about when sleeping than a bed pad alarm will not work for them to you should choose a wireless or a wired alarm for him or her.
If you choose a wired bedwetting alarm a wire runs from transmitter that is clipped near the child’s shoulder down to the underwear where the sensor is clipped. When it detects wetness it will sound an alarm. The sound the bedwetting alarm emits is startling enough to stop the child from urinating so the can and get up and go to the bathroom. Typically a wired bedwetting alarm will continue making the sound until the sensor is removed from wetness.
A bed pad alarm is your third choice. This bedwetting alarm is placed inside a pillow case or underneath the sheets on the bed. The child needs to stay on the pad during the night. Whenever moisture is detected then a alarm will be sounded that you have attached to the bed. Again, the child can and get up and go to the bathroom.
You can find a bedwetting alarm that will allow you to change the type of sound that the alarm makes. This is very useful because when the child becomes used to the sound they may be so used to it that they will sleep through it. This type of bedwetting alarm will change its sound every 60 seconds until the child wakes up and removes the sensor and goes to the bathroom. Parents will also need to get up and make sure the child has woken up and to assist them to the bathroom at first. Once the child becomes conditioned to wake up when the alarm sounds they will then be able to respond to it by themselves.
The theory behind using a bedwetting alarm is that it will condition the brain to be allowed to detect when the bladder is full even when the child is asleep. If the bedwetting alarm is being used consistently then most children will be able to stop wedding the bed at night after about three months of this bedwetting alarm therapy.