Bedwetting Alarms

Bedwetting Alarms

Bedwetting alarms are nothing new; they've been around for decades and all work in much the same way. When a sheet that is placed under the child becomes wet, it triggers an alarm that wakes the child. These alarms are meant to keep the child from urinating completely and wakes up him or her so they can make it to the bathroom.

But do bedwetting alarms work or are they just traumatizing to a child? It would seem somewhat harsh, waking up a child with an alarm just to get him or her to stop wetting the bed. There are however important considerations for how bedwetting alarms actually work and reasons why parents struggling with this issue should consider them.

Developmental Issues

One reason that bedwetting alarms work is that it's usually a developmental issue that causes the problem in the first place. Thinking that a child needs to be punished for wetting the bed is very shortsighted; it's usually just a matter of their mind and body needing to develop more.

Using bedwetting alarms trains the body and the mind to work together as it should; the body feels the urge to urinate, but a young child's mind doesn't know to hold that until he or she is in the bathroom. The mind does not wake up the body in order to get out of bed. But bedwetting alarms help to train the mind to respond appropriately to the body's signals

When the alarm goes off and the child wakes up, they become trained to have that response when they have the urge to urinate. Their body and their mind are encouraged to develop properly by the use of bedwetting alarms. This response becomes a habit to them as they get older and soon wetting the bed is a thing of the past altogether.

Not Punishment

It's good for children to realize that bedwetting alarms are not being used as punishment. The child should understand that they're being used to help them to wake up when they should. They could be compared to the alarm clocks that parents use to wake up in the morning. If they're explained this way, then bedwetting alarms are not something that will be traumatizing to a child.

It's also good to explain them this way because children shouldn't feel ashamed because they struggle with wetting the bed. As their bodies grow and mature, they get better with many issues but of course will struggle with some while they're still young. Explaining bedwetting alarms as just something to help them will make them understand that they're not doing anything "wrong" as they work on this issue.

There are many new bedwetting alarms on the market today and they are all designed to help a child and the parents to get through this problem. So if your child struggles in this area, consider using an alarm to help him or her develop properly and get past the problem of wetting the bed!

DryBuddy provides excellent bedwetting or enuresis alarms. How it works can be found here.

More information on Bedwetting Alarms can be found here and here .

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