Using an alarm is by far the most effective way to end a child's bedwetting. When you know why the alarm works and how to use it, your child will have the best chance of success.
You may think an alarm just tells you when your child wets the bed. In fact, it does far more.
A bedwetting alarm powerfully boosts a learning process called conditioning. Conditioning is learning to react to a feeling without thinking - in this case, waking to a full bladder.
When you use a bedwetting alarm as directed, your child starts waking just as they pee. Soon, they're waking to the feeling just before: a full bladder.
To make sure your child will learn this way with their alarm, read and follow the alarm instructions carefully.
You'll know your child has beaten bedwetting when they have 14 dry nights in a row. When using a bedwetting alarm as directed, most children overcome the problem in 3 weeks to 3 months.
DRI Sleeper is unique in so many ways. Here are our top 5:
Our alarms have small, conductive plastic moisture sensors. There are two types:
For both alarms, place the moisture sensor in your child's underwear. There are several ways to make sure it stays in place. You could put it:
Tip: Try to avoid diapers. High absorbency can prevent children feeling wet, which may slow down their learning. Instead, use a waterproof mattress protector like a Brolly Sheet.
DRI Sleeper excel's moisture sensor is plugged into the alarm. Take the cord up inside the nightwear and clip the alarm somewhere near the neckline, for example, to a pyjama collar or pocket.
The DRI Sleeper eclipse alarm has a range around 11 metres (35 feet).
Usually, parents place the alarm on their child's bedside table, but for deep sleepers, it sometimes helps if the alarm is with the parent. Another option is DRI Sleeper eclipse with two alarms.
Alarm practice is vital in helping children understand the alarm's meaning and learn to respond.
When the alarm sounds, make sure your child has fully woken. Gently wiping their face with a damp cloth works well. If your child is very hard to wake, try our deep sleeper tips.
Solving bedwetting makes such a difference to a child and their family. Our experience is the fastest way to get there is to use these techniques with the bedwetting alarm.
These skills, attitudes and practical steps help make sure everything is in place for your child to overcome bedwetting. Here are some examples:
A child's imagination helps them learn, so it can help them stop bedwetting too. Here are some ways to use their imagination to beat bedwetting:
Children and teens are often able to learn better when they're calm and relaxed.
That's why we developed our 20-minute Relax and Remember MP3s . These tracks reinforce the alarm response and develop awareness of a full bladder during sleep. Relaxing speech and music lets them drift off while they learn.
The two tracks are designed to meet the different needs of children and teens. We recommend they listen every night once they start using the alarm.
We know every child is different. Please contact us with your question. We're always happy to help.
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