The TensCare Dry Night Trainer resembles a child’s watch and acts as a bed-wetting alarm which can be worn either on the left or right arm. The bed-wetting alarm has two sensors which discreetly loop through the sleeve of the pajamas to the underwear in order to detect any drops of urine. The sensor will react to the wetness on the cloth and the alarm will sound, waking the child up. Gradually over time the child will learn to ‘hold on’ throughout the night without waking, or will wake up and go to the toilet. After 14 dry nights in a row, the child should not need the alarm anymore.
Why use a Bed-Wetting alarm?
- Nighttime incontinence is not within the child’s control and can cause substantial psychological distress in children. Parents are reluctant to approach Doctors about their child’s bed-wetting and if they do they are hesitant to use prescribed medication
- The most critical aspect of treatment is reassurance for the child, who may experience low self-esteem.
- The bed-wetting alarm has the highest long-term success rate, but can be labour intensive for children and their families. It is the only non pharmacological treatment that has been shown to treat bed-wetting with long-lasting effect.