If you have a child who wets the bed, you should know that you are not alone. Many other parents have been faced with this problem. There are many different reasons why children web the bed.It could be a physical issue, such as a bladder that has lagged in development when compared with the rest of the body. They can also have sleep issues, such as sleeping so deeply that they do not feel when they need to urinate. In cases like this, a bedwetting alarm can be helpful.
Regardless of the cause for bedwetting, the end result is always the same — exhausted parents and kids who are embarassed because of their condition. There is only so much that a mattress pad can do, and even though it protects the mattress underneath, you still need to strip the bed when your child has had an accident.
There are a number of different bedwetting alarms but they all work on the same principal. They will get your child up at night when they have an accident. Over time, this will translate to your child learning the sensations leading up to the bedwetting and will learn to wake up. By combining training when you are awake and use of the bedwetting alarm when your child is asleep, you can help teach them to wake up before they have had an accident.
While there are many choices available when it comes to bedwetting alarm products, all of them can essentially be split into 1 of 2 categories. Alarms that attach to your child’s pajamas, and ones that rely on a mattress pad. Regardless of the type, a bedwetting alarm works by sensing moisture and then emitting a sound to wake the child up.
Alarms which clip directly to your child’s clothing are often much more sensitive than a pad is. The downside to this type of product is that some children aren’t fond of having the unit clipped to their clothing. A pad is good but it does take more fluids to react, which means that they generally do not react soon enough to prevent an accident.
If your child is having problems making it through the night without having an accident, a bedwetting alarm may be just the solution. While they’re not an immediate solution to a bedwetting problem, they can be an effective way to help children overcome their bedwetting problem over time.