Bed-Wetting Alarms

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The National Institutes of Health states that nocturnal enuresis (bed-wetting) is involuntary urination after age 5 or 6, and that more than 5 million children experience it. Bed-wetting is involuntary so it’s important NOT to punish children for wetting their beds.

When I cared for a child who slept so deeply he still wet his bed until he was seven-years-old the parents tried everything. They saw their pediatrician to make sure there were no physical problems, we made sure he didn’t drink before bed and went potty before bed, used reward charts, and even tried medication. But what worked for my nanny kid was a moisture alarm. Bed-wetting alarms are among the most effective and safest bed-wetting treatments. Studies show alarm therapy is often successful with children over age seven.

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. Some alarms include lights and vibrations to awaken deep sleepers.

Here are some of the best bed-wetting, moisture alarms to purchase for a bed-wetters:

TheraPee1. TheraPee
The original ‘TheraPee’ Bedwetting Solution sold directly by Dr. Sagie’s Bedwetting Clinics. The alarm offers a number of interactive options including online consultations, videos, and software for progress control and patient guidance. Simply enter your information and a customized, step-by-step and interactive program is designed and delivered instantly online to you and the child.

Chummie2. Chummie Premium
This compact unit features a patented alert for deep sleepers and a free mobile app. Unlike single tone alarms that may cause the child to get used to one tone, Chummie provides eight different selectable tones, volume control, vibration settings and two bright lights to wake up deep sleepers.

malem3. Malem Ultimate
This is one of the best alarms available because it is so sensitive it can help even the smallest children. It combines light, sound, and vibration to help wake the deepest sleepers. There are eight tone variations to choose from. It has an easy clip on sensor that has a secure grip for hassle-free attachment to the child’s underwear. It comes with a free app to use on your mobile phone.

Wet-Stop34. Wet-Stop3
This unit has a sounding and vibrating alarm. It comes with “The Complete Bedwetting Book on CD or download. It comes with a reward chart, sticker reward system and instructions in 6 languages. The wearable alarm is small and easy-to-use. Alarm is attached to pajama top while the small sensor is clipped to underwear. Clip to outside of underwear, not touching skin because the sensor may detect sweat if it is against the skin.

5. DryBuddyFLEX 2DryBuddy
This is a wireless alarm system. The DryBuddyFLEX 2 alarm is very loud, the loudest of any bedwetting alarm, and has a 5-steps volume control. For very hard-to-wake children, add a Bed-Shaker for very strong vibrations, much stronger than any battery powered alarm. Parents like how simple it is to use with its easy controls and without any wires. Children can attach and detach the sensor in a few seconds, even in the dark. It’s that simple. Very helpful for special needs including ASD, MI and . Use it with special wetness sensing briefs or regular cotton underpants.


  1. Great post! If there was only something like this back in the day when I was a kid, hah πŸ˜› I wouldn’t last hiding my incontinence so Great post! If there was only something like this back in the day when I was a kid, hah πŸ˜› I wouldn’t last hiding my incontinence so long most likely, especially as I had only minor bedwetting and it was progressing, but as I was a kid and I was pretty much embarrassed of telling about it to my parents, so I hid it and I was coping with all of this on my own alone. I wouldn’t do this ever again now if I was a kid, but well, I just felt this need to hide this as I didn’t really feel comfortable about it.
    I’m much older now and I’m permanently incontinent and I have to wear diapers 24/7 now. At least I got a supportive wife, who is having fun with me and wearing diapers with me just so I don’t feel alone. At least I found a pretty cheap spot in the US – Hexa & Co from where I order in bulk, so it’s not that big of a problem anymore πŸ˜›
    Anyway, the reason why I’ve found this article is because me and my wife are expecting a child soon. She is 5 months pregnant now and I’m really afraid, that my child may be incontinent as well. After all my incontinence issues are genetics related only as well. I mean, if I didn’t hide it so well in the past and I started proper treatment immediately I may could have prevented going permanently incontinent and wearing diapers 24/7, but still… I heard that in incontinent families over half people have tendencies – bigger or lesser to be incontinent and I don’t know what to do if my child were to be born incontinent… I would feel like it’s my fault, that maybe I shouldn’t procreate with my poor genes. Anyway, I’ll definitely grab an alarm like those and pray, that my kid will be healthy.

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