Clinical data suggest that bedwetting alarms have a high treatment success rate of 80% compared to behavioural therapy and medication which is incredible!
So, when you decide that you want to buy a bedwetting alarm, how do you choose what to buy. There are many bedwetting alarms on the market with different outfits and features but in principal, the bedwetting alarms work by setting off an alarm when they detect moisture. And by using the bedwetting alarm it teaches the children to become aware when their bladder is full and to wake up and use the toilet. Using a bedwetting alarm requires a sustained effort over many weeks (perhaps as long as two to three months) and it is not an option that works well with a casual approach.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF ALARMS
- Personal alarm with a small sensor used close to the body and linked to an alarm unit worn on the body
- A sensor that you clip on to the underwear and via a wire, or wireless, connects with a receiver/alarm unit that you place on the bed stand
- Sensor underwear that connects with a receiver/alarm unit that you place on the bed stand
- Bell and pad alarm which involves placing a mat over the bottom sheet that is covered with a small draw sheet. This is connected to an alarm box placed at the foot of the bed.
PJAMA’S BEDWETTING ALARMS SOLUTIONS:
- Pjama Bedwetting Alarm System; this system comprises of a small sensor that you attach to either the Treatment Pants/Shorts, or the Pjama Boxer/Briefs. They both have sewn-in sensor threads that quickly detects urine and activates an alarm that you can place on the bed stand, and the Pjama app when an incident occurs.
- Pjama Connect; a stand-alone sensor that you can put into your own underwear that connects with the Pjama app on your phone to alert when an incident occurs.
With the Pjama App you can record your child’s bedwetting progress.
All Pjama’s bedwetting alarm solutions have no wires. For a child that is sensitive sleeping with wires can be stressful thus no wires will allow for a normal sleep and moving around in bed without being tangled up in a wire.
When you choose the Pjama bedwetting alarm systems with sewn-in sensor threads, it allows for quick detection of an accident no matter where the accident occurs. It will gradually teach the child not to empty their bladder but rather go to the toilet to finish urinating, and eventually, not to have an accident at all by waking up when the child has the urge to urinate.
Once you have started a treatment, it is important with continuity, using the system every night even if you sleep away from home. With the Pjama Bedwetting Treatment Systems you can maintain the treatment in a discreet way by setting your phone alarm to vibrate. And, as the Pjama Treatment Pants/Shorts absorbs the urine when an accident occurs, your sheets, blankets and mattress are protected, no need to stress about a wet bed away from home.
If you are still not sure what alarm to choose, your family doctor or a continence health professional can help advise you on which alarm is most suitable for your child.
We put together a small guide with some treatment tips and tricks to help your child get better with the aim to stop bedwetting. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.