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Child Bedwetting Alarm / Bedwetting Alarm for Kids

Child bedwetting alarms are used to teach a child to wake up when he needs to use the bathroom. They have the highest success rate among children who are at least 7 years of age. Find the best bedwetting alarms for children, such as Malem bedwetting alarms for kids, and the acclaimed Rodger bedwetting alarm, right here! We have a curated selection of bedwetting alarms for boys, as well as ones for girls. If you want to start training your child as soon as possible, order an alarm now! Read More...

How Does a Bedwetting Alarm for Kids Work?

A bedwetting alarm trains the child to wake up and use the bathroom when his bladder is full. Here’s how. As soon as the child’s bladder begins to empty, the alarm’s moisture sensor is triggered, and emits a loud sound. This alarm wakes up the child, who then senses he needs to use the bathroom, and quickly gets up, and takes care of his needs. After a while of being woken up time and again as soon as bedwetting occurs, most children will become conditioned to waking up when they need the bathroom - without the help of the child bedwetting alarm! 

To be honest, and this is especially true if the child is a deep sleeper, the first few weeks, the child may not wake up from the alarm on his own. The stop bedwetting alarm needs to be loud enough so that the parent can hear it, and immediately come and wake up the child. By the time the parent arrives, it may be too late for the child to go to the bathroom (although the parent should always send the child to try), but after multiple nights of the parent waking the child with the alarm, he’ll usually begin to wake up on his own when the alarm rings. 

Once the child is waking up on his own from the pee alarm underwear or child bedwetting alarm to use the bathroom, a good idea would be for the parent to keep a monitor in her room so that she can still keep track of the situation and hear what’s going on, just in case. 

Wait until your child has stayed dry through the night for 3 weeks straight. Use the bedwetting alarm for kids for another two weeks after that, and then try seeing what happens if you keep the alarm off for a night. Hopefully, he’ll wake up dry! But if not, use the alarm for another 5 weeks, and then try again. 

Causes of Bedwetting

If your child is not staying dry after following the aforementioned process, there may be physiological factors contributing to the bedwetting incidents. Here are several triggers that may be the reason for a child’s chronic bedwetting episodes: 

  • Undersized bladder
  • Chronic UTI’s
  • Sleep apnea
  • Immature nerves (communication between the brain and bladder is not fully developed)
  • Constipation
  • Neurological or urinary disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Pinworms
  • Bladder or prostate cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Deep sleeping
  • Genetics (i.e. family history of bedwetting)
  • Stress or trauma
  • Extreme tiredness at night
  • Seizures

Tips for Using Child Bedwetting Alarms

Training your child to use the bathroom will take a few things. It will take time. It can take up to several weeks for the child to wake up from the popular Malem alarm for bedwetting or any other alarm option without the parent waking him. It can then take several more weeks until the child is able to get up on his own, without the help of the child bedwetting alarm. The entire process often takes about 4 months. Another critical factor is motivation. This will only work if the child is motivated enough to get out of bed when the alarm rings. Here are several tips that will help you to ensure that the process is as smooth and swift as possible. 

  1. The parent must listen out for the alarm every night. She needs to be determined, and committed to waking up the child when the alarm rings. If this is not the case, the process will lengthen substantially.
  2. The parent needs to be within a close enough proximity that she is within earshot of the child bedwetting alarm, and can come and wake the child promptly when it goes off. Many committed parents sleep in the same room as the child in the beginning; it is recommended to sleep in the child’s room until he begins to respond to the alarm on his own.
  3. Babysitters and sleeping away from home can cause things to go haywire, so it is recommended not to hire babysitters at night and to have the child sleep only in his own bed until he is staying fully dry at night.
  4. False alarms can occur due to excessive sweating at night, but it doesn’t happen often. Be aware that it may happen once or twice though.
  5. Be sure to change the child’s underwear if he leaks even just a bit, because the alarm may sense it once you reattach it, and begin to bleep yet again. Aside from that, changing the child’s underwear also will prevent him from experiencing irritation in the area.

At What Age Do Kids Stay Usually Stay Dry at Night?

85% of kids usually stay dry by the time they are 5 or 6 years old. By age 7, 90% of children stay dry at night. Bedwetting is extremely common among young children; according to statistics from the Urology Care Foundation, up to a quarter of 4 year olds experience bedwetting. One out of every ten 8 year olds and 2 to 3% of 12 year old children also share this common issue. 

By the time it comes to mid-teenage years, less than 4% of that age group is known to have nighttime bladder control issues. So, to summarize, bedwetting is extremely common among young children, occurs often but not nearly as much in children between 4 and 7 years of age, but is not considered issuotic until the child has reached age 8. At that point, a pediatrician should definitely be consulted. 

Some people do try to use a bedwetting alarm for kids as a toilet training alarm sensor or night time potty alarm, but not always will this alarm work for children who are so young - three or four year olds may not be motivated or mature enough physically (their brains and bladders may not have fully developed communication while they’re sleeping) or emotionally (it may not make enough of a difference to them - they may not care if they have an accident or not).

 

If you’ve decided it’s time to invest in a child bedwetting alarm, you’ve come to the right site! AvaCare Medical has a curated selection of only the best bedwetting alarms for children, as well as the best bedwetting alarms for teenagers. We have bedwetting alarms for boys and girls. The Malem pee alarm underwear and the Rodger wireless bedwetting alarm system are two of our premier options. Order today, and we’ll have it shipped to you ASAP so that you can start the training process as soon as possible. Shop now!