Last Updated on 28/11/2021 by Mandy
Here are some things that kids say about their bedwetting:
“I get really angry with myself.”
“I feel like a baby.”
“I can’t stay over at friends’ houses.”
“I can’t invite anyone to stay over at my house”
“I can’t go on school camps.”
“I pray before I go to sleep that I won’t wet the bed.”
Even though your child may not tell you how they feel, no child likes to wet the bed.
The sooner you toilet train your child, the more money you will save and the earth will thank you too. Remember, 49% of Australian kids have not achieved daytime continence by 36 months!!
How do bed wetting alarms work?
A bedwetting alarm is a child bedwetting device that helps children who still wets the bed. It works by emitting sound and light when the bedding becomes soiled by urine. This usually occurs during sleep. The child starts to wake up at the first sign of bed wetting. A Bedwetting alarm is a great alternative to bed-wetting sheets, or overnight nappies and helps your child learn to wake up when they need to go to the toilet.
What age are they suitable for?
Bed wetting alarms are suitable for toddlers and children between the ages of 4 to 11. Above this age, specialist advice should be taken as there may be physical or emotional problems preventing the child from achieve bladder control (continence).
How long does it take to achieve continence?
Every child is different and you shouldn’t be bothered regarding how long it will take for your son or daughter to achieve bladder control and stop bed-wetting. In most cases, kids who’ve already developed a habit of waking up during the night can stop bed wettings within two weeks.
My child is a deep sleeper.
If your child is a deep sleeper then they will still wake as long as their is vibration along with the alarm.
Tips to help access success
- Having a night light nearby helps your child find the toilet easily and be able to move around the room at night without waking you up for help.
- Rewarding your child for a dry night (getting through the night without wetting the bed) helps the child feel confident
- if you are preparing for a school camp with an overnight stay, then buy an alarm six to eight weeks before and give your child several weeks to achieve bladder control. Don’t put any more pressure on the child the month before a camp.
- Be prepared for the occassional accident. It took me several attempts to train my daughter and I needed to take a break for 6 motths and the then try the program again.
3 Models compared
So what are some bed wetting alarms on the market? How do they compare?
1) DRI Sleeper Eclipse Wireless Bedwetting Alarm
The bed wetting alarm is wireless and works using a bed wetting prob . This bed wetting alarm sensor is placed under the bed sheet , touching your child’s body. When he wets, this bedwetting alarm will detect moisture and sounds an audible beep which can be turned off by pressing the bed wetting alarm pad.
The Good: This bedwetting alarm system has adjustable volume and tone, so you can customize it to fit your child’s hearing level (which makes it suitable for children with sensory processing disorders). The bedwetting probe is also washable and reusable. And parents say that its noise level isn’t too harsh, so there shouldn’t be any need to worry about kids being scared by the bedwetting alarm.
Also, bedwetting alarm is different from bedwetting monitor in that bedwetting monitors only track bedwetting patterns while bed wetters alarms help children wake up when they are in the process of wetting the bed.
The Bad: The bedwetting alarm itself isn’t waterproof, so you’ll need to change the bedwetting probe when it becomes soiled (which can be difficult). You might also need to get an extension cord since bed sheet needs to fit your child’s bed frame before this bedwetting alarm will work properly. And if your kids are “over-night” bed wetters, they might not hear the soft sound of the alarm in time before it stops too.
2) DriNights Bed Wetting Alarm & Mat
This bed wetting alarm works by having bed-wetting sensors placed under your child’s bed sheet . When he wets, the bed wetting sensor will sound an audible beep. You can then put on bed wetting alarm pyjamas that have a pocket to hold the bed wetting alarm pad. To turn off bedwetting alarm, just press down on bedwetting pad and it will be silent again.
The Good: The bed wettings alarms are adjustable so you can set them to different volumes (depending on what your child needs). This bed wetter system also comes with a handy instruction manual for easy reference.
The Bad: Some parents say that this bedwetting alarm takes time getting used to before it becomes effective. And if bed wetting is the result of bladder problems, bedwetting alarms may not be of much help at all–in fact, you’ll probably need more specialized treatment.
These kits are used by continence nurses across Australia and has proven to be effective for children of all ages.
3) Therapee Bed Wetting Solution
This bed wetting alarm system uses bed-wetting sensor pads to detect bed wetting When these bed-wetting sensors are placed under your child’s bedsheet , they pick up on moisture and sound an audible beep which can be stopped by pressing bed wetting alarm pad. Therapee has over 60 training programs designed for different bedwetting situations, so you’re sure to find one that works for your child’s needs.
The Good: One of the best things about bedwetting alarm Therapee is that it comes with individualized coaching plans that are tailored to fit each of your children’s specific needs. This makes bedtime more fun for them since they’ll know exactly what bed wetting alarm they’re supposed to do. bedwetting alarms Furthermore, these bed wetting sensor pads are reusable so you don’t have to constantly buy new ones after every bed wetting incident (as long as your child is potty trained).
The Bad: One of the most common complaints about bedwetting alarm Therapee is that it’s not very loud, especially when compared bedwetting monitor with other bed wetting systems. And some parents say that bedwetting alarm Therapee didn’t work for their children at all.
Product spotlight: Therapee coaching program and bed-wetting solution
If you need an individual training & coaching program and bed-wetting solution in one, we recommend THERApee. The Ultimate Bed-wetting Solution – Therapee is suitable for children and teenagers between the ages of 4 to 18. Created by Dr. Sagie – a world-renowned expert in the field of bedwetting (enuresis) who has treated more than 40,000 patients since 1984. This video explains how it works: Watch here.