Bedwetting Alarms: Wearable vs. Wireless

Bedwetting or enuresis alarms were invented over 50 years ago. Initially bedwetting alarms were pads placed on the bed and connected to an alarm device, called bell and pad alarms. Now, the bedwetting alarm comes in many sizes and variations. The two types of bedwetting alarms are wearable alarms and wireless alarms.

Both types of alarms are proven solutions for incontinence and enuresis. Often times the wearable alarm is  more successful in younger children while the wireless alarm may work better for elderly, older children and those with disabilities.

WetStop3 wearable bedwetting alarmThe Wet-Stop3 wearable bedwetting alarm is user-friendly. The small sensor is attached to underwear while the magnetic clip is attached to pajama top. No dangerous pins, cumbersome tape, or time consuming sewing required. You can choose between five loud variable alarms so your child doesn’t get used to a particular alarm sound. Wet-Stop3 is the loudest possible alarm while still safe (OSHA). The strong vibrating alarm can be used with or without audible alarms. The alarm wakens and motivates your child to go to the bathroom to finish urinating.

WetDetective wireless incontinence alarmThe Wet Detective wireless alarm for enuresis and incontinence has a sensor pad placed on the bed (or on seat of wheelchair) and connects to an alarm monitor that is nearby. Four alarm settings: light only, medium alarm, alert beep and loud alarm, as well as Flashing LED Respond Button, can be selected according to needs. No wires to attach to person. The patented sensor pad is waterproof and hypoallergenic, detects moisture, is comfortable to sleep on, and is machine washable.

Wearable and wireless alarms have helped to cure bedwetting (enuresis) for years. They are safe, non-medicinal methods for children and adults. What’s more, both alarms promote dry nights, healthy potty habits and personal hygiene. For more information on bedwetting alarms, contact (865) 584-6700.

Finding Your Cure for Bedwetting


About Bedwetting

Bedwetting is also called nocturnal enuresis. It is experienced by tens of millions of children worldwide. Nearly 1 out of 4 five-year olds, 1 out of 5 seven-year olds, and 1 out of 20 children over the age of 10 have bedwetting problems.

Because millions of children have daytime urine control and still bed wet (nocturnal enuresis) it is a very common concern for parents. Bedwetting can adversely affect the child’s self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, quality of life, academic pursuits, and simple childhood activities, such as camps, sleepovers, etc. Most children will stop bedwetting after turning four or five, but it is really never too early to start helping a child master the skills of nighttime control. If your child is bedwetting, the time for action may be now. Certainly you can wait to see if the nighttime accidents decrease over time, since most children will eventually outgrow the problem. However, it is very difficult to predict when your child will master the art of nighttime urine control. PottyMD has excellent programs and ideas for overcoming bedwetting in children and adults.


The following are the more commonly used treatment options for bedwetting in children:

Waiting and outgrowing a bedwetting problem
Bedwetting alarm
Reward system
Waking the child to urinate
Limiting nighttime drinking
abnormal daytime bladder and bowel habits
Any combination of the above treatments
What Are The Best Treatments?

You Are NOT Alone

Parents should not feel responsible for their child’s bedwetting problem. Since we do not completely understand why some children wet and others do not, parents should be cautious when others make claims they can easily cure your child’s problem. Yes, there are good treatments available, but as a parent, you should understand all of the possible causes for why your child wets at night before pursuing potentially harmful and expensive treatments. Potty MD wishes to provide you with the education and tools that are needed to best treat your child’s bedwetting problem. Do not let others promise a “one treatment fits all” approach. Many times, children need different approaches to correct their bedwetting problem. If bed wetting were caused by the same problem in everyone, then only one treatment would be needed and everyone would be easily cured. Potty MD realizes that bedwetting is complex and difficult to treat in some children. We have developed different approaches and education to help correct most bed wetting problems.

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Comforting Help With Urinary Incontinence

Let’s face it, many people have struggles with sensitive or overactive bladders and urinary incontinence. There are several types of incontinence, and it effects men, women and children. If you’re facing incontinence, you are not alone.

Urinary incontinence can be hard to discuss and even embarrassing to some. It can be caused by many different factors, including stress, childbirth, constipation and prostrate cancer. While it may be a fact of like, bladder leaking does not have to ruin your life!

Bring comfort back to bedtime. PottyMD products can provide comfort for those suffering from urinary incontinence. Waterproof bedding, mattress pads and mattress covers, along with the Wet-Detective wetness alert system are effective tools. These products can be used for folks of all ages.

With this system, an alert is sent when wetness is detected. The alarm has four settings: two different volumes, light only and alarm beep. A removable cable connects alarm to mattress or pad. No uncomfortable wires to wear means no added distraction and peace of mind.

The alarm is wired to waterproof bedding. Mattress covers come in all bed sizes. Or, if preferred a mattress pad, can be used. Both the mattress and pads are machine washable and durable.

Using these products can bring great solace. Avoiding diapers is a plus. Exercises, certain lifestyle changes and other treatments may help cure urinary incontinence. Always consult your doctor when addressing health issues and needs.