Our bed-wetting alarms have been very popular this week as the kids get ready to go back to school. Parents are trying desperately to help their child with their potty training at night or bed-wetting problems before sending them off.
Children who are less than 5 years old and have successfully potty trained during the day, will have accidents at night until they are fully potty trained. Their bodies have not yet conditioned themselves to wake up on their own. It is at this time that parents should remember that the child can not control this part of the potty training yet. They will have to teach their bodies to wake up and recognize the sensation that their little bladders are full.
If a child is over the age of 5, then it becomes a bed wetting issue. Bed wetting can occur for several reasons from sleeping heavy and simply not waking up to actually having a medical condition that causes the bed wetting. At this age, the child although older, still has no control of their bladder functions and may have accidents more than 2-3 times a month. We as parents long for them to have the ability to do other things that their friends partake in, such as spending the night at each others homes or going camping, without the embarrassment of having wet the bed. But until they get this under control, they themselves need help.
This is where the bed-wetting alarms become a great tool to work with. With the use of these alarms the child will hear a loud sound go off and/or vibration that should wake him up so that he can go to the potty. The alarm works on a moisture sensor that is attached to their underwear that goes off at the first drop of moisture. This product like everything else does not work over night because the child’s body must train to function on its own, but it works. Not everyone will succeed at the same rate so be patient with them.
We also carry a bed wetting pad that works in a similar way but the sensor is in the pad.