6 Simple Steps To Take When The Bedwetting Alarm Sounds
We realise that you might be a bit bleary eyed when your child’s bedwetting alarm goes off in the middle of the night. Here we highlight 6 simple steps to take when the alarm sounds. This should help to make it as easy as possible for you and your child to get the most out of the bedwetting alarm treatment and achieve dry nights as quickly as possible!
- The alarm sounds. Yes, the alarm has woken you up, but has it woken your child up? Often bedwetters are deep sleepers. Although the alarms are very loud and might even vibrate (depending on the model you’ve chosen), some children do still sleep through the alarm when they first start wearing it. We recommend that you help to wake your child up on the first few nights of wearing it. After a few nights, they should recognise the sound and wake up themselves.
- If your child is wearing an easy-clip sensor, lift the lever and remove it from the underwear. If they are wearing a standard sensor then remove this from their underwear and dry it. Stop the alarm sounding by simply pressing the reset button. Don’t stop the alarm by just pulling out the sensor cable.
Arrows show location of reset buttons on different Malem alarms
- Your child can then go the bathroom to empty the rest of their bladder.
- Clean and dry the sensor and then re-attach it onto clean, dry underwear.
- Mark on the progress chart that wetting occurred.
- Go back to sleep!