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Tips for using a bedwetting alarm

Dr. D. Preston Smith
Author Dr. D. Preston Smith
Submitted 10-10-2007

Bedwetting alarms are the most successful of all conventional and commonly used bedwetting treatments. The success rates are, however, dependent on several factors.


Tips for using a Bedwetting Alarm

  1. Get your child to be excited or willing to use it

  2. Make it an every night routine

  3. Do not skip nights or just use it in special cases

  4. Make sure you (parent) can hear the alarm

  5. Try to make the alarm as comfortable as possible

  6. Do not let the amount or frequency of wetting discourage
    you from using it

  7. Make sure the tone and volume are accurately set

  8. Make sure the sensor is secure to the underwear or pull-
    up. It needs to be in the “line of fire”.

  9. If using an alarm with wires, position the wires inside a

  10. Change batteries often

  11. Help your child set and position the alarm

  12. Avoid using diapers or pull-ups—your child should feel
    the wetness

– Dr. D. Preston Smith


Dr. Smith is board certified and he has authored or co-authored many articles, papers, chapters, and books in Urology and Pediatric Urology. His research has been presented throughout the world. Dr. Smith’s dedication to helping children with urologic problems inspired him to establish PottyMD.


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