Bedwetting alarms, like kids, come in different shapes and sizes. So, what type of alarm will suit your child best? Here are some things to consider when choosing the right alarm for your child.
You're probably reading this at midnight having been woken by the bedwetting alarm which failed to rouse your child. This is not an uncommon problem in around 10% of bedwetterswho would sleep through the Charge of the Light Brigade were it to be re-enacted in their bedroom!
As if you don’t already have enough to cope with... being the working Mum of a bedwetter can make life even more hectic and sleep deprived. Dame Washalot from Enid Blyton’s novel The Magic Faraway Tree has nothing on you... and you don’t even get the dubious pleasure of throwing dirty wash-water over unsuspecting forest dwellers!
Does your child wet the bed? Is this causing them anxiety and you a load of extra washing and disrupted sleep? Would you and your child like to do something about it? Well you can.
We are frequently asked by parents when they should begin to help their child stop bed wetting. Generally, as a rule of thumb, we would recommend 6 years of age for girls and 7 for boys (sorry boys, you take a bit longer) but...
Q. My child is motivated during the day and open and engaged in the process but at night when woken from the deep sleep by the alarm (or us whilst the alarm is still beeping) becomes really distressed and unhelpful. He just wants to go back to sleep and has always been like this when woken.
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This January we suggested 5 quick wins on our Facebook page, to help give parents a head start in training their children to not to wet the bed. We understand that stopping bedwetting can be a challenging and frustrating process, so if the problem can be resolved easily and quickly then all the better.
Bed wetting is a very common issue young children and their parents deal with - but with a bedwetting alarm, it's easily curable, allowing everyone to move forward. It can get tiresome changing sheets in the middle of the night on a regular basis, and it can knock children's confidence and disrupt sleep patterns.
1. There is something wrong with a child who wets the bed: FALSE!
Bedwetting is one of the most common paediatric health issues. It occurs in 15-20% of five-year-olds, 6-8% of eight-year-olds and declines to 1-2% by fifteen years of age and over.
A quick note to let you know that I finally got around to using the Dri Sleeper Alarm with my daughter (6 turning 7 in November this year) during the September school holidays this year. She had previously never had a dry night with her pull-ups and would never wake to take herself to the toilet. The downside of being such a deep sleeper.
At Anzacare we are part of the team with you and your child to help overcome the bedwetting problem. There are two types of bedwetting that we see and if your child is a deep sleeper do not fret; we have some strategies to help him or her respond to the alarm in their sleep.
Disclaimer: For information only. This communication is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professionals regarding any medical questions or conditions.