One of the most basic tools used to stop Primary Nocturnal Enuresis (known as bed wetting nationwide) is the bed wetting pad. These pads go underneath the sheets and detect moisture from where a child has wet the bed. When moisture is detected, a bed wetting alarm sounds that wakes the child to encourage the use of the bathroom. There are several things to keep in mind when using a bed wetting pad, however.
Bed Wetting Pad – 2 Important Considerations
There are 2 important things to do if you wish to use Enuresis pads for maximum impact. First of all, the pad is only good if used every night. If you do not use the pad every single night, you will lose the benefits of the behavioral training you are attempting.
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In addition to this, plastic sheets should be used beneath the bed wetting pad to prevent urine from damaging the mattress.
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Secondly, a bed wetting pad is only good if used in conjunction with other techniques that help to encourage dry nights. Teaching your child to retain the urge to go to the bathroom as long as they can will help lengthen how long they can last without needing to pee. This can go a long way to breaking the bed wetting habits.
The Most Common Bed Wetting Pad
There are several different styles of bed wetting pads available on the market. The most common type is a mesh pad that connects via a wire to a nearby alarm that will sound when the child urinates in the bed. This is also the most basic type of bad available.
Also, for parents who wish to assist their child, it is possible to purchase a bed wetting pad that hooks into a wireless system that will have signals go off wherever there is a receiver for the pad.
Wet Call is a moisture sensing bed pad/alarm specifically designed for habitual bed wetters, incontinent bed patients, and the physically and mentally handicapped with bed wetting or incontinence problems. The Wet Call bed pad is placed under a sheet or inside a pillow case, and then positioned under the child. The combination of the child’s weight and the detection of moisture will trigger the alarm.
Remember however, that just like with any other tool or technique used to stop bed wetting, a bed wetting pad is only good in treating the annoying tendency of urinating in bed when used in conjunction with other tools like bed wetting alarms, plastic sheets, behavioral training, bed wetting medication (in rare cases) or other bed wetting devices and Enuresis supplies.