Bed wetting alarms are a great way to help you or someone you know who wets the bed with their behavioral training. Bedwetting alarms work by mimicking the role of hormones in non-bedwetter’s, that alert you to wake when your bladder is full.
One of the main causes of bed wetting in children is a combination of deep sleeping patterns and over production of urine, and so, making use of bedwetting alarms can help teach the child’s body to better respond to a full bladder, as well as help break the deep sleep cycles that are typical of this behaviour.
In the case of underdeveloped bladder muscles and urine leakage, bed wetting alarms help to limit the frequency and extent of accidents until the child’s bladder has developed the strength needed to last the entire night.
Bed Wetting Alarms are part of the ‘team’
Before you purchase a bed wetting alarm, it is important that you do your part as a parent to help resolve the problem. Oftentimes, children are as embarrassed about their problems, as you are frustrated by their occurrence and the mess it makes. Because of this, a child’s esteem can be quickly deteriorated, which can cause them problems in their social lives. While you may be frustrated, never take your frustration out on the child. It helps no one, and can actually make the problem worse. Stress can significantly hamper any behavioral training that you might be attempting, so, we suggest working as a close ‘team’ with your child while you and the bedwetting alarm help them through the problems.
Bed Wetting Alarms – Good For Kids And Parents Alike
Bed wetting alarms are most effective when the parent is also able to respond to the alarm also. As bed wetting alarms have undergone development, it is possible for a parent to enjoy sleeping in their own beds and still be notified when the child urinates in bed. Wireless bed wetting alarms like the Anzacare DRI Eclipse, that attach to your child’s clothing can relay a signal to a receptor in the parent’s room, which lets the adults get up as needed to assist their child in going to the bathroom and getting them back into bed again.
Get the Most Out Of Bed Wetting Alarms
Only making use of bed wetting alarms is not enough to totally resolve PNE problems (note: Primary Nocturnal Enuresis – PNE for short – is the main cause behind bed wetting in children).
You will also need to partner the alarms with other tools specifically created to deal with PNE, like disposable bed wetting diapers and plastic sheets to limit how much laundry needs to be done and to ensure your child’s comfort.
As you gradually teach your child to sleep less deeply and form the habit of getting up in the middle of the night to use the washroom, the number of dry nights will begin to outnumber the wet ones. However, during the training process, expect the occasional accident to occur. This is normal as your child’s body develops.
If your child is over the age of five and continues to have PNE problems, alarms might be the first part of the team that beats the bedwetting. You should take your child to the doctors should the bed wetting continue, as there may be an underlying medical issue causing this, rather than a developmental or behavioral issue.
As mentioned above, bed wetting alarms do help to a great extent to handle PNE easier, but they might only be a single element in the overall solution.