I’ve read many reviews online trying desperately to find some kind of a solution to my son’s bedwetting problem, and although I was skeptical at first about
these bedwetting alarms, I knew I had to start somewhere. My pediatrician recommended that we start with the alarms, so after reading through all
different types, I decided to start with this one. My son is almost 9 years old and he has been wetting his bed every night and I’m not exaggerating when I say every night. We purchased a brand new bed for him and decided not to take off the protective plastic case surrounding the mattress due to his bedwetting problem. At this age, he’s pretty discouraged to be wearing protective “underpants” to sleep and I knew I couldn’t wait any longer for the issue to resolve on its own. At this age, it seemed far beyond normal.
There are two issues I needed to tackle, strengthening his bladder control and his deep sleep. I decided to tackle each step by step. During the day, I had him hold his urine when he first felt the urge. I made him wait 15 minutes the first week and then we tried to push the time a little longer with each successive week. After several weeks, he was able to hold his urine for almost 40 minutes after the first urge. During this time, he was still wetting his bed every night. I really think this helped in the next step of using the alarm. I truly believe this exercise helped strengthen and enlarge his bladder so that he is able to hold it longer. We did this for about 3 weeks.
Next, I purchased this alarm and explained to him how we were going to use it step by step. The first night, he woke up from the alarm but his underwear was wet. I was just happy that he was able to wake-up from the alarm without my assistance. The next few days, he actually woke up with his underwear being just a little wet (just enough to
sound the alarm) and he went to the bathroom himself and finished peeing. This process went on for about 2 weeks. After the third week, he is no longer wetting the bed. He is completely dry. Couple nights ago, he told me he woke up by himself without the alarm because he felt the urge to pee. This is the 4th week with the alarm and I still have him wear it just in case he regresses within this short time.
I can’t tell you how happy and confident he feels now. I was shocked at how quickly and easily the alarm helped him to train his brain
during his sleep. Something about the alarm and being consciously aware that he needs to wake up at the urge has trained his brain to wake up or hold his pee.
Having said all this, I am really happy with this alarm. The sound
may not be as loud, but I don’t think it should be. It would probably startle
your child while sleeping. The combination of the vibration with the sound woke up my son. The magnet holder on the alarm is great to hold it in place along the neckline of his shirt. My son also shares a room with his older brother and my older son said he only heard the alarm go off the first night. So it worked well to not disturb my older son while waking up my younger one.
I highly recommend this alarm and empathize with every mom who is struggling with this issue. The good news is that it can be resolved!
By: Mrs. Choi