This alarm has two options, eight rotating alarm sounds or a recordable sound. There is also a vibration option. See the diagram on page 15 of the green instruction book.
To remove back right cover lift bottom edge, press in at the top and slide down. Remove white plastic (if there) and leave batteries in. Test the recordable function is working by attaching the lead and wetting the sensor. You should hear the pre–recorded message.
Clip or pin the alarm near the shoulder. Thread the lead between two T shirts or singlets so the lead stays in place.
You will need to remove the top battery to set it to the alarm function. Note the bottom right battery sits lower than bottom left. Test the alarm sound is working by setting the top switch to the middle setting (2) and the lower switch to the bottom setting (2). Replace battery. Wet the sensor. You should get the light flashing, vibration and the alarm sound.
Make sure you have listened to the pre–recorded message so you can hear the volume to expect. There is no volume control so you need to speak very loudly when recording. It will then play back at normal volume. Speak about 15cm (6”) away from the grill on the front of the alarm, using a parent or familiar adult’s voice. If you are too close when recording, the voice will be garbled, too far away, the voice will be too soft.
Set upper switch to the top setting (1) and lower switch to the top setting (1).
With batteries in and cover off gently press the black switch and hold it down with a finger or pen. A light will come on. It is then recording. Say the following, using the child’s name.
“Name, wake up, stop wetting the bed. Name, wake up, stop wetting the bed”.
This will take about ten seconds, which is the length of the recording.Redo the recording if it is not satisfactory. Just press the black button again. To listen to the recording, wet the sensor, which will set off the alarm. When the alarm is set off it will keep repeating this recorded message. Research with smoke detectors has found that young children sleep through a piercing beep 50% of the time; however, they are more likely to wake to a parent’s voice mentioning their name.
Another option is to record the child′s mobile phone ring tone. This is often a sound they will react to quickly.
The parent must be able to hear the alarm:
The parents will still need to go into the child’s room, as shown on the DVD, so it is essential that the parent can hear the alarm when it starts. The recordable function will be harder for the parent to hear. If necessary put a baby monitor in the child’s room or move the child’s mattress into the parent’s room.
Test the alarm by putting a moist finger onto the sensor so the child can hear what will happen during the night. Explain to the child that they should wake up, stop wetting, turn off the alarm, get up and go to the toilet.
What to wear:
At night the child wears two pairs of underpants (or one pair of underpants and pull–ups over the top. The sensor is placed between the two pairs of underpants. The clip is attached to the underpants.
To turn the alarm off, the parent removes the sensor from the wet underpants until the child can manage this and the child presses the button on the side of the alarm. Dry the sensor if the alarm continues to sound.
The parent then changes the waterproof mattress overlay and helps the child change into dry clothes. The alarm should be reset.