Parents frequently seek out bed wetting solutions for their child when the child continues to have a bed wetting problem later than the age of 3. While there are a lot of products that can help to keep your child dry during the night, they are not necessarily the best solutions to help stop bed wetting.
If your child continues to wet the bed after the age of five, you may want to consider seeking out advice from your doctor to be certain that your child does not have a medical condition, such as a kidney or bladder problem.
Most children will have developed the bladder muscles they need to help them to stop wetting the bed by the time they are between the ages of 3-5 but some may continue to wet the bed even after the age of 7.
Still, there are several bed wetting solutions parents can choose from and among one of the most popular is the bed wetting alarm. There are many different types of these alarms available and they are not all the same nor do they all produce the desired results. You may need to try a few before you find the one that is best for your child.
A bed wetting alarm is a device that can detect moisture and then sound an alarm that is supposed to wake your child so that they can get up and go to the bathroom rather than wetting the bed. You might want to think about using products such as pull ups along with the alarm for a while until your child learns to wake up naturally to the alarm since it might take them some time to get used to.
If your child is a heavy sleeper, you may possibly also wish to be sure that the alarm is loud enough for you to be able to hear it so that you can get up and awaken your child to go to the bathroom. Remember also that a bed wetting alarm will need to be reset once it goes off so you can either teach your child how to do this or you can be the one to reset it for them.
On average it will take about 4-6 weeks for your child to become accustomed to waking up to the sound of the alarm and while they can be very effective, you still need to make sure they are snug enough so that they won’t come off and yet still be comfortable enough for your child to sleep with. These solutions may not be as effective if you do not take these factors into consideration.
Most consider these alarms to be the most effective of bed wetting solutions, so you may want to take that into account if you really want to help your child stop wetting the bed. On average, most children learn to wake up and go to the bathroom on their own within 12-14 weeks.
While their are other bed wetting solutions that you can try, the bed wetting alarm is proven to be the most effective simply because it uses a behavior modification system and that is more likely to help your child stop wetting the bed on a permanent basis.
When you think about the benefits and the peace of mind for you and your child the cost of not trying an alarm can far outweigh the price of simply investing in one to give your child the added self esteem of knowing they can sleep through the night without having to worry about wetting the bed.