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What are bed-wetting alarms?

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Bed-wetting alarms are among the most effective and safest bed-wetting treatments. Studies show alarm therapy is often successful with children over age 7.

With bed-wetting alarms, a special moisture sensor placed in the child's pajamas triggers a bell or buzzer to go off at the start of urination. The alarm is designed to awaken the child so he or she can get to the toilet and finish urinating. In the first few weeks of use, however, it is usually a parent who is awakened by the alarm and wakes the child to use the bathroom.

From: Bed-wetting Alarms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of Minnesota Medical School: "Bed Wetting."

The Nemours Foundation: "Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)."

MedlinePlus: "Bedwetting."

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Online: "Implementing Bedwetting Alarms for Primary Nocturnal Enuresis."

Fallon Community Health Plan: "Bedwetting Alarms for Nocturnal Enuresis."

Evans, J. ''Nocturnal Eneuresis,'' , August 2001.  West J Med.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on October 20, 2018

SOURCES:

University of Minnesota Medical School: "Bed Wetting."

The Nemours Foundation: "Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)."

MedlinePlus: "Bedwetting."

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Online: "Implementing Bedwetting Alarms for Primary Nocturnal Enuresis."

Fallon Community Health Plan: "Bedwetting Alarms for Nocturnal Enuresis."

Evans, J. ''Nocturnal Eneuresis,'' , August 2001.  West J Med.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on October 20, 2018

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