Many parents looking for solutions to their children’s bedwetting are quick to assume that alarms won’t work for children who sleep deeply. In fact, bedwetting alarms can be very effective for even the soundest of sleepers. For these children, the parents initially play an important part in rousing the sleeping child once the alarm has sounded. As long as the alarm is loud enough for parents to hear, they can provide backup if children do not respond initially. The wearable alarms all sound at 80 decibels, and make a variety of noises. Wireless alarms with volume control can sound even louder. You can listen to the different noises that the Malem alarms make by clicking on the sound icons on the product pages.
Once parents hear the alarm, they should respond quickly. If the child is sitting up or moving in response to the noise, parents simply need to assist the child in remembering what to do next — go to the bathroom. If the child is still sleeping soundly, parents may need to rouse the child themselves. If your bedroom is situated so you cannot hear your child's alarm, you might consider using a wireless alarm, such as Rodger or Malem Wireless, which can be ordered with an additional sound unit for the parent's room.
Bedwetting alarms are a mainstay in the treatment of bedwetting. They are an easy first step that most parents can take, as no prescription or physician supervision is necessary. Children over the age of six are usually ready to begin treatment.