Bedwetting alarms fall into three types of alarms in the market today. First is the wired bedwetting alarm. Second is the wireless bedwetting alarm and third is the bedwetting alarm with bedmat wetness sensor. This article will present you with the descriptions of all the pros and cons of the different types of bedwetting alarms.
First is the wired bedwetting alarm. This is a unique bedwetting alarm. It is a pantyliner with a cut in between wherein the remote wetness sensor will be placed. It is operated by a 9-Volt adopter plug and otherwise, 1.5-volt battery. The liner will be used like other normal pantyliners. When a drop of urine touches the pantyliner, the sensor on the pantyliner will send a signal to the clock receiver that normally sits on the nightstand next to the childs bed. The alarm will go off and it will ring until it is turned off. Some parents find it useful to buy a baby monitor with a bed wetting alarm, set the unit up so the parents can hear when the alarm goes off and can help the bed wetter get up (respond to the alarm), change sheets and so on. But do keep privacy in mind with older children.
The good thing about this wireless bedwetting alarm is that no wires will be attached to the child. There will be a little risk of the child getting entangled with the wires. Obviously, it also has an instant response to the user's bedwetting. Next, the alarm clock can be placed away from the bed. It can avoid the clock from falling off from the bed as the child unknowingly moves about. As you have read, it is easy to use and very comfortable to wear.
In case you are planning to use it for quite older boys, this type of bedwetting alarm can be a disadvantage for the reason that the pantyliner is a little bit small. However people have been knowen to put the unit into briefs (regular underwear), and it is also just as effective if used in goodnites. To use it in goodnites, you just cut the inner lining at the very top and slip the sensor inside the goodnite and slide it down to where it will be in possition to be hit with urine when the bedwetter begins to bedwet.
Some people have a problem with this idea saying it defeats the purpose of the alarm (wearing a "diaper") while using a alarm. Personally, I leave it up to the person to decide. I have no tried it myself, I just heard it was done and felt it was a good idea to pass onto others. Atleast with this option, while the alarm is being used, the sheets still remain dry with the goodnites.
This second kind of alarm is quite common and it has many different brands in the market. Like the first one, this consists of a pantyliner with sensors (Can use underwear for older children). Then the alarm box that is to be attached to the pyjamas is connected to the sensor through a wire clipped to the pantyliner (Underwear). The alarm is turned off by also pushing a button in the alarm box or just by simply pulling out the connection to the sensor.
The nice thing about this bedwetting alarm is that it is not that expensive. It is portable so you can also bring this anywhere you go. It also has a quick response to wetting and it is very easy to maintain. There are quite a few disadvantages when it comes to these bedwetting alarms. One is that the wire can get entangled around the child and can cause the wire to get unplugged from the alarm box. Naturally, the alarm box cannot be placed away from the bed. Like the wire-free bedwetting alarm, this type may not also suit older boys and men. Since the batteries of this device are small, kids can fiddle with it. Also, it may need frequent battery replacements.
There are actually a few varied brands of this type of this third alarm on the market. This bedwetting alarm comes with a rubber bedwetting mat sensor which is embedded with wires. This mat is placed on the mattress protector then it will be covered by a sheet or a towel. There is a wire attached to the alarm box. What's nice about this alarm is that it does not have to be clipped into the child's briefs of pyjamas. It also has a reliable sensor and has a large area to catch/detect the urine. Usually, the batteries used for this bedwetting alarms are the rechargeable ones. The only thing that can be quite a hassle with this device is that is harder to clean because it has a mat instead of just pantyliners. The alarm can also get quite irritating because other brands require you to change the wet beddings to dry ones before the alarm goes off.
Bedwetting can be bothersome to both parents and children. These gadgets are not just simply to free you from the hassles this condition may bring. They can also train your children to control their urges to urinate in the wrong places at the wrong time. As a matter of fact, when the child has been repetitively awakened by these bedwetting alarms, they can gradually train the brain to automatically control the bladder. Eventually, the child will either learn to wake up before urinating or sleep soundly throughout the night without any need to empty his bladder.
Below is a link to the page for all the different companies that offer bed wetting alarms for you to look at. The best advice is to shop around. Prices very. Alarm therapy typically can take up to 12 weeks to see any results, so wait that long before you give up with it. I wish you all the luck on your quest to become dry.