Bedwetting Alarms
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For most bedwetting, the enuresis alarms are "The Treatment of Choice"

What are they?

The alarms consist of two main components,

Sensor - Detect passage of urine
Speaker - noise maker - Wakes up the child

 

And come in two different types:

Body Worn
Malem«
Bell and Pad Alarm
Ramsey Coote«
Sensor (1 x 1Ż cm) , worn in the pyjamas at the "business end" Rubber Pad (46 x 61 cms) under the sheet at business level
Noise box worn on the collar close to the ear Pad connects to an alarm unit  on the bedside table.
Very good, economical, mobile. Excellent, Robust, more costly.
Vibratory unit for hearing impaired. Vibratory unit for hearing impaired.

Malem «
­ http://www.enuresis.com.au/

Ramsey Coote «
­ http://www.ramseycoote.com.au/

How do they work?

Both units are battery operated (rechargeable in Ramsey Coote) and are not connected to electrical supply during use.

Urine reaching the sensor completes the electrical circuit and the alarm sounds.
Children learn to associate the sensation of a full bladder with the sound of the alarm.
Initially They will tighten the muscles of the pelvic floor to hold onto the urine with the sound of the alarm.
Eventually they will hold on until morning, or wake and go to the toilet without the alarm going off.

Last Updated  Wednesday, 21. February 2007