Will the alarm work if my child is a deep sleeper?
Being a deep sleeper is not a cause of bedwetting and in fact most children sleep deeply. The alarm sounds have been specifically selected to maximise their effectiveness at waking. Although the audio alarms should be sufficient to wake a child from sleep, many of the Malem alarms also combine multiple sensory stimuli to help wake the user including, flashing light and vibration. Recordable messages can be especially effective at waking children. In the early stages of treatment we recommend helping wake your child when the alarm activates.
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How quickly do the alarms work?
The speed of response to the Malem alarms depends on a variety of factors, but tend to work quicker the more frequently the child wets the bed e.g. over 3-4 times per week. If the Bedwetting Doctor Top Tips are followed and the child is motivated to become dry and there is no underlying medical reason for the bedwetting, then we expect the child to have been completely cured of bedwetting within 3 months.
Which alarm is best?
All the alarms in the Malem range are equally effective clinically at curing bedwetting. The choice of which alarm is best suited to your child is very personal and depends on the child’s preference of alarm colour, sounds and personal requirements e.g. sharing rooms or dormitory use. The simplest alarms in the range are the MO3 audio alarms, while the most advanced alarms combine the ability to record personal messages, melodies, sounds and have vibration options all in the one alarm (Malem Recordable range). If your child does not wear pyjamas then the Bed-Side or Wireless range of alarms may be most suitable. Read our blog post here for more information on choosing the best alarm for your child.
Which sensor is best?
The most popular sensor in the range is the Easy-Clip sensor which is particularly popular with boys as it can be easily clipped to the outside of a pair of underpant briefs. For girls who don’t mind using sanitary pads, the Standard sensor is often popular. The Bed-Mat sensor is ideal for those children who do not want to have any sensor attached to their underwear. For more information about bedwetting sensors, click here.
TOP TIPS for using a bedwetting alarm from The Bedwetting Doctor
A child should not be punished for wetting the bed. Instead, parents should praise and support their child on their way to becoming dry.