Although this is the most effective and sustainable bedwetting solution, treatment with the enuresis alarm is often misunderstood.
Yet it’s the first line solution according to the Canadian Paediatric Society.
Modern alarms meet your needs.
Some parents fear that the alarm will frighten their child whilst others are concerned that the alarm won’t wake the child up at all.
Modern alarms like the NIGHT GUARD system, effectively address the concerns of parents with a variety of music and sounds so that you can start the treatment gently (soft music).
If necessary, medium as well as more forceful melodies are available for deep sleepers. Of course, the volume is adjustable.
Adding a vibrator under the mattress, in combination with the alarm, has significantly increased the system’s efficiency. So much so, that in most cases, a softer sound set at a low volume is enough to wake your child.
In addition, the use of extra lights makes the child feel secure as well as lighting the way for parents to get to the room.
This type of enuresis treatment does however request a little attention and monitoring by parents as well as an effort on the part of the child.
But Gradually, as treatment progresses, the conscious effort becomes reflex and bedwetting will soon be a thing of the past.
Exclusive benefits of using the bedwetting alarm?
One of the benefits that only the enuresis alarm offers is the strengthening of the sphincter.
This reinforcement will allow the child to have a better holding capacity, even during the day which will in turn be beneficial to them in adulthood.
As we have previously seen “THE PATH FORWARD FOR BEDWETTING!” spending your nights with your hand under the sheet to detect when your child starts wetting the bed is just not feasible.
This is why we use an enuresis alarm or bedwetting alarm that will detect exactly when your child starts to wet the bed.
Detection is performed using a cotton-flannel band installed directly in the child’s underpants.
The detection is extremely fast, so that the bed will not be wet.
What is happening exactly?
When your child is asleep, their bladder attempts to wake them, but after being unsuccessful it relaxes, which is when bedwetting starts. As soon as the system detects wetness the alarm wakes the child causing a (desired) contraction of the sphincter which instantaneously stops the peeing.
The alarm also alerts you so you can help your child go to the bathroom to pee.
Hint: If your room is too far away, use a baby monitor to hear the alarm from your child’s room.
The better your alarm … the better your chances of success!
Just like your own child, most bedwetting children sleep very deeply which is why choosing the right enuresis alarm is very important.
It must be able to quickly detect when your child starts wetting the bed, but more importantly it needs to be able to wake them up simultaneously.
Be careful because the use of an inadequate alarm for your child could have reverse effects, that is to say, dissuade you or discourage you and / or your child from using this method, which when properly implemented, gives the best results and the best chance of success.
In fact, with Enureflex, thanks to the performance of the Night Guard system and our customized support system, over 95% of children are treated successfully and now sleep with dry beds.
Average duration of treatment?
In general, only a few weeks are enough (4-6 weeks on average) for a child to stop wetting the bed completely.
In fact, after treatment:
– A significant portion of treated children will wake on their own once a night to use the bathroom.
– Others hold it in all night without having to get up.
– And finally some of them combine the two: some nights they get up and go to the bathroom and other nights they hold it in.
In all cases the problem is fixed and you will have a happy child who’s proud of himself, and as for you? No more washing sheets every morning.
Little bonus: he can now drink at will and you’ll no longer have to restrict or monitor fluid intake.
Several trusted medical sources such as “The Canadian Paediatric Society“, recommend starting with non-drug treatments based on a warning/alarm system.
This type of treatment remains the most effective and least expensive.