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When does bedwetting become an issue?

Children start to become potty trained around 2 1/2 years old due to their developing nervous system that makes them aware of a full bladder.

In order to become potty trained, a child has to have control over their pelvic floor muscles. This doesn’t happen overnight, but happens progressively.

Generally you can expect that children around 4 years old meet all the requirements to become potty trained.

By medical definition, bedwetting (enuresis nocturna) is when children who are between 5 & 6 years old wet the bed at least one time per week.

How many children experience bedwetting?

Many children feel like they are the only ones having issues staying dry through the night. They couldn’t be further from the truth! Bedwetting is very common in children who are 5 to 12 years old. In a classroom of 20 children, there are at least two students who wet the bed. That is 10% of the class!

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What are the main causes of primary bedwetting?

Research shows that 95% of children between the ages and 5 and 12 years old wet the bed because their bodies haven’t fully matured yet.

Often times the bladder fills up through out the night until it reaches maximum capacity. The signals from the full bladder fail to alert the child that they should wake up and urinate. Eventually the bladder becomes full and an accident happens.

This type of bedwetting can be solved by giving the body more time to mature. Bedwetting training helps the brain prioritize the signals from the bladder and can speed up the process significantly.

The other 5% need medical intervention because something in the body doesn’t work as it is supposed to. These are often minor interventions.

How effective is a bedwetting alarm?

There have been a large number of studies on bedwetting alarms. It has been proven over and over that children using the bedwetting alarm method are 13 times more likely to become dry versus children without alarms.

Another research shows that without a bedwetting alarm, 3 out of 100 children stay dry   at least 14 nights in a row. With a bedwetting alarm, 62 out of 100 children stayed dry at least 14 nights in a row.

Different scientific articles show that 76% – 85% of children using a bedwetting alarm become dry within a period of 3 months.

In order to prevent relapsing, it is important to keep using the bedwetting alarm for 2 weeks after 14 consecutive dry nights have been achieved.

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Effects of the treatment on self-esteem

Bedwetting can be a very frustrating problem for both the child and the parent. Because the child has little influence on its bladder while they are asleep, it can be a source of serious anxiety.

Parents often mistake bedwetting for laziness or an attempt of the child to get attention. This can cause them to get angry at the child which can make the problem worse!

By working together towards the same goal, parents can de-escalate the situation and give the child the self-esteem they need. A bedwetting alarm can be just the tool! The parents need to give it a try and put a smile on the child’s face. 

Some bedwetting alarms have been designed to put less pressure on the child and make them understand why these accidents still happen!

So, which bedwetting alarm works best?

There are a lot of great bedwetting alarms on the market. Because every child has their unique needs, you should ask yourself a few questions.

  • What type of bedwetting alarm do you want? Wearable, wireless or a bedwetting alarm pad.
  • How much are you willing to spend?
  • Do you want it to be very modern and comfortable, or are you looking for a more simple alarm?


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