A mom sent me a message wondering if a bed wetting monitor would help her child stop wetting the bed?
The child is in first grade and they believe it is a genetic physical issue that the child will eventually out grow – ie size or shape of the bladder. However, the mother is wondering what she can do to help in the interim. The child talks about going to sleepovers but cannot do that in a Pull Up. Also the bed wetting is stressful for the family as a whole.
The mom bought a Malem Ultimate Selectable Bedwetting alarm. You can see the description and photo at this link. She thought the comments on Amazon were helpful.
I believe the idea is when wetness is felt the monitor goes off to awaken the child. This one has sound and vibration. I guess the theory is it will help the child realize the sensation of peeing and or will help them hold it and make it to the bathroom.
Another mom advised her to sleep with or near the child while working with the alarm. She said at first it would be scary to the child.
Have you ever used a bed wetting alarm? Did it help? Do you have any advice for this mom? Do you have any other bed wetting advice for the family?