A bed wettingalarm can alert and arouse the child when they are wetting the bed. This is important because it wakes them up and breaks the deep sleep cycles typically responsible for wetting the bed. There are also models that can alert the parent in their room as well.
The Doctor First, A Bed Wetting Device Second
However, before you begin using any bed wetting device aimed at sufferers of PNE (Primary Nocturnal Enuresis), you should confirm with your doctor that this dysfunction is really the problem. There are other illnesses too, that have bed wetting as a primary symptom, so a doctor's confirmation can give parents peace of mind as well.
Once your doctor has confirmed that it is Primary Nocturnal Enuresis, you can start using a bed wetting device to help train your child out of the bad habit.
What Does A Bed Wetting Device Do?
The bed wetting device can come in various shapes and sizes, but they all are designed to break deep sleep cycles by waking the child up through a loud noise.
Many devices include a wireless transmitter that can be placed in the parent's room so that they can be alerted when the alarm is triggered. This enables all involved parties to react when the bed is wet. In addition to breaking the sleep cycle of the child, a bed wetting device allows the parent to make sure the child sleeps comfortably.
A child who is not able to get comfortable sleep due to being wet half of the night will not only suffer from discomfort, they may suffer from rashes, lower self-esteem than a child who gets a better rest, as well as a higher chance for them to be grumpy and hard to work with in the morning.
As a parent, it is important that you never show your anger or frustration when dealing with a child who suffers from bed wetting tendencies.
Negativity only makes the problem worse, as the child will suffer from even lower esteem and higher levels of stress. A stressed child will also have a harder time breaking the habit, as they will not be as successful at retention exercises.
One more thing to keep in mind is that PNE won't go away just by making use of one single tool or technique. For maximum impact in the shortest possible time, always couple the bed wetting device with other Enuresis supplies and cures for bedwetting.