If you have a child who wets the bed then you have most likely tried a variety of things to stop the issue. Both children and teens suffer from this condition and it is nothing to be ashamed of. Maybe you’ve tried reducing the amount of liquids consumed before going to bed, waking your child up throughout the night, medication, or rewarding them when they had a dry night – none of which worked.
Have you tried the bedwetting alarm? If it worked, did you only find temporary relief from bedwetting, not permanent? There is an all-natural treatment out there that can provide relief for your bedwetting child where these other options could not.
What Is a Bedwetting Alarm?
Whatever the brand, bedwetting alarms have the same relative functioning. A moisture sensor exists and is attached to the underwear of your child while an alarm is place on their wrist like a watch or attached to their shoulder. You can find both those with wires, and wireless options. Once the moisture detector senses that your child has wet the bed, the alarm will go off. This makes a noise that resembles a fire alarm and can wake up your entire house. More advanced options exist that allow you to record a sound, it could be your voice, for a more soothing and much quieter option.
Parents can sometimes think the bedwetting alarm is a magic solution for their child. This, however, is very wrong. The alarm works if you, the parent, help your child. You must get up with your child and go to the bathroom every time the alarm goes off. The alarm conditions behavior, which is quite an extensive process, in your child and without your help it could take longer for your child to learn to get up and go before they wet the bed. These are the steps that most go through when using the bedwetting alarm:
- You get the alarm and you child starts to wear the alarm to bed
- Once the alarm is triggered the parent and child both wake. The parent then takes the child to the bathroom so they may finish relieving themselves.
- This routine needs to happen every single time the alarm goes off at night for about six weeks. After six weeks passes the parent can expect that the child will wake up on their own when the alarm goes off.
- After twelve weeks the child should be able to wake up on their own before the alarm goes off and the use of the alarm is no longer needed.
Pros and Cons of the Bedwetting Alarm?
The good thing about the alarm: Using a bedwetting alarm is much safer than treating your child’s symptoms with medications. This is also a less expensive option, especially with children who are able to wake up without assistance after a few weeks of using the alarm.
The bad thing about the alarm: The bedwetting alarm is not always a permanent solution and for child children, the effects only last as long as the alarm is used. For children who are exceptionally deep sleepers, the alarm is never heard and they don’t wake. For children whose parents don’t help to wake the child and get them into the bathroom, the child may sleep through it or they don’t know that they need to go to the bathroom.
Overall critique: You opinion about how effect the use of the bedwetting alarm is depends entirely on how your child responded to the device. For some it may be very successful while for others no change was seen.
If your child didn’t not experience results using this device, don’t think that all of your options are exhausted. There is another all-natural solution that may be able to help you child –chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Care Can Help Your Bedwetting Child
Our Top Rated Chiropractors have been successful in the past in treating both children and teens suffering from bedwetting. They know the shame, loneliness, guilt, and frustration that every child who wets the bed struggles with. They also know how parents of children who wet the bed additionally struggle having to watch their child suffer and to help them find a solution that works. Our Top Rated Chiropractors have a solution.
Chiropractic care is not a cure for your child’s bedwetting, but rather a treatment that could work for your child. For many children who have experienced chiropractic care, their bedwetting nights were no longer something they were battling. Our Top Rated Chiropractors feel that many issues you could experience result from issues with the spine. When the bones within the spine move out of alignment it can interfere with the messages that are being sent from your brain to other parts of your body, that includes your child’s bladder. These misalignments can occur when a trauma happens, when you are in an accident, or merely from falling. Chiropractors are extensively trained in how to realign your spine with a series of manual adjustments to help restore your body’s natural functioning. There has been success in reducing the frequency of bedwetting, and in some cases, eliminating bedwetting occurrences at all.
If you have a child, or teen, who is struggling with wetting the bed and nothing else you tried has helped, chiropractic care may be right for you. Call one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today to set up a consultation to create a unique treatment plan to treat your child’s bedwetting symptoms.