Bedwetting alarms – how they work
- Some $30 alarms are as effective as the $100-$300 alarms because the process is Pavlovian and mild aversion therapy.
- Under age 7? Alarms are usually unhelpful because smaller kids are afraid of the noise and lack persistence and motivation. Let the child play with it to get used to the sound.
- Before you buy an alarm try the Clock Test. If your child wakes to an alarm the first night but not on the next few nights, they need more supporting methods.
- If you already have an alarm that doesn’t wake them, call me
Bed wetting alarms are meant to identify the child’s problem time, and give the parent a chance to intervene and adjust their sleep. If it doesn’t wake the child you should include changes in diet, visualization, mantras, bladder toning and possibly treatment for constipation, to get more comfortable sleep to support the alarm process.
DryKids clients average 6 weeks to dry because we address all of the causes.
The alarm we use: $299 US with Coaching and Video lessons
We include two alarms: one for the first phase and another for the second phase of response. Coaching provides guided imagery, elimination diet, bowel and bladder toning, motivation, and education for success rates as high as 95% can be achieved. Our DryKids program lightens sleep, tones the bladder and uses a bed wetting alarm to identify the times that a child needs help, when the parent can get involved to change the child’s sleep pattern.
There should be a bed wetting Coach in every town because the main obstacle to getting dry is a lack of information and support. A Coach is a teacher for the child and a motivator for parents.
Under age 7, you don’t need an alarm or consulting, there are simple easy steps to help your child. For older children I can determine the causes and offer suggestions in a short phone conversation.
When your kid wakes up with wet sheets, it can leave him feeling embarrassed and uncomfortable, and leave you sleepless, stressed and buried in laundry. Many parents try restricting wter or waking their kids during the night, but the problem only persists …. We called in the experts to teach us their simple but not-so-obvious strategies to eliminate bedwetting. Dr. Lane Robson and DryKids’ Peter Grise…….