It is always better to purchase a Kit with a bedwetting alarm + the Bedwetting Cured DVD rather than just the alarm. By using multiple strategies all together as shown on the Bedwetting Cured DVD you are more likely to achieve a lasting cure than trying one strategy which may not work and then trying the next one. Sometimes it is the combination that makes the difference. Also your child will lose confidence that they will achieve a cure if only one strategy is tried and it fails.
People often ask “which bedwetting alarm is the best one for my child?” It is sometimes confusing to work out.
There are a few important questions to consider.
1. How old is your child?
Generally for younger children the clip-on alarms are recommended.
They attach near the shoulder and the lead goes between a t-shirt and singlet. At the end of the lead is the urine sensor which attaches to the underpants or can go between underpants and pull-ups or two pairs of underpants.
This alarm can also be used for older children who are wearing pull-ups. If you want a clip on alarm we recommend Kit 2 which has the iDry clip-on alarm and
Bedwetting Cured DVD.
For older children and teenagers we usually recommend the Bedwetting Cured DVD and the Pad and Bell alarm. It is extremely loud but that is what is needed for these children. This alarm can also be used on younger children whether they wet every night or less frequently. This alarm cannot be used with pull-ups as the urine has to get down to the mat to set it off. The Pad and Bell alarm is also suitable for children who do not want anything attached to them. We recommend the Pad and Bell Mat Alarm and Bedwetting Cured DVD
2. Is your child wearing pull-ups now?
As you can continue with the pull-ups with the clip-on alarms many parents feel they will be able to manage the extra work of getting up at night to the alarm if they don’t have a wet bed and extra washing as well. Many of our customers achieve success but keep using pull-ups until their child improves. If you live in a drought affected area washing a lot of sheets is not an option. Once your child is only wetting once a week then take off the pull-ups and use a waterproof mattress pad overlay. They are machine washable and can be tumble dried. This will stop the sheets getting wet. If your child is ready to stop the pull-ups then the waterproof overlays are very handy.
3. Does your child wet every night?
These children need the steps on the DVD to help them respond to the alarm but will almost always need an alarm as well to achieve a complete cure. If your child is 5-7 years and only wetting twice a week (when you don’t get them up at night) then the DVD may be all you need. If you buy the Kit you can return the unopened alarm.
4. When you get your child up at night do they wake up or are they still actually asleep?
Children who are very deep sleepers are more likely to respond to the loudest alarm which is the Pad and Bell alarm in Kit 1. In the beginning the alarm is for the parents who must go in and wake the child if necessary. The child then turns off the alarm.
5. Have you tried an alarm before?
If you have tried an alarm before, perhaps you hired it, had success and now the bedwetting has returned you need to follow the steps on the DVD and purchase an alarm so you have it at home in case of a relapse. If you did not achieve success start with the steps on the DVD then try an alarm again and the loudest one is recommended i.e. Kit 1 with the Pad and Bell alarm
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