Pee Alarm??

27 Jul

Have you ever tried to find a product but didn’t know the correct name or terminology for it? It has certainly happened to me on more than one occasion.

Alternate names for bedwetting alarms come up when families don’t know exactly what the correct terminology is for these devices. Pee alarm, wetting sheet, wet alarm, pad alert, bell and pad alarm, pee alert, bedwetting buzzer, wee wee alert, urine alarm, moisture alarm and bedwetting sensor are all terms that we’ve heard to describe a bedwetting alarm. These terms are certainly descriptive of what many bedwetting alarms do or how they were initially made.

The good thing is that more parents are searching out “a device that senses moisture and alerts the family that wetting is occurring”, better known as a bedwetting alarm. We don’t care what you call it. What is important is that families are finally getting the message that there is an effective cure for bedwetting. Controlled research studies continue to prove that bedwetting alarms are the most effective method of stopping bedwetting.

I want to mention a study that was done in Australia using Malem auditory and Ultimate alarms.   In Cuttings study, (published in Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, March 2007), 79% of their 505 patients achieved dryness by the 6 month follow-up.  The mean length of time to achieve dryness was 10.4 weeks, however, 19% required more than 16 weeks to achieve dryness. They reported some of the best follow-up that I’ve seen. Using a bedwetting alarm does take patience and persistence but the results are well worth it.

2 thoughts on “Pee Alarm??

  1. I have a 12yr old daughter who has ADHD has periods we have never had a dry night. Have tried tablets twice the alarm twice: Bowen everything you can think of. She has never been on camp. Now has started cadets who go on camp. She has had xrays for conipestion which is was is now clear. She is so unhappy and upset is there anything else we can do. Drs say she will grow out of it

    • It sounds like the missing piece is that your daughter has never developed the ability to wake up when she needs to urinate. Bedwetting alarms are the most effective way for her to learn this. You didn’t mention when your daughter used the alarm or how long she used it. In some older children, trying an alarm again makes a difference. I often use a wireless alarm, like the Rodger wireless or Malem wireless, which requires that she get out of bed to turn it off. Older children often take longer to get to dryness, so she make need the alarm for several months. Initially, she may not wake up or respond to the alarm. You need to go to her room and remind her to get up. Over time, she will learn to do this herself.

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