Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr While a lot of children wet their beds when they are younger, many stop by the time they reach the age of about four or five years old – but not all of them are as able to stay dry every single night by the time they hit those milestone ages. For some children, for a variety of different reasons, bedwetting persists all the way up to the age of six or seven (sometimes even a little bit longer than that). These situations are almost always very embarrassing for the child and the parent, and they can be rather difficult to get through on your own. When you’re dealing with extended bedwetting you want to make sure that you speak directly to your doctor or your pediatrician. They will be able to better help you understand what’s happening and make sure that there aren’t any underlying medical conditions that need to be effectively treated to make this problem go away once for all. At the same time, however, most doctors and pediatricians are going to advise you to try out a bedwetting alarm program – and most parents and children are going to be able to get tremendous results with this solution moving forward. Here’s how it works and about how long it should take to finally “cement” results! A better understanding want a bedwetting alarm is The overwhelming majority of doctors prescribing bedwetting alarms are going to do so for children that are at least five or six years old, and maybe even a little bit older than that. The technology is really simple and straightforward. A miniature moisture sensor is placed into the pajamas that a child is going to wear each night, and if moisture is detected – almost instantly at the start of urination – a bell or buzzer is going to go off. This alarm is designed specifically to provide plenty of “wake-up” power for the child without having to wake up the entire home. This alarm is going to let your child know that it’s time to get out and visit the bathroom, allowing them to finish urinating so that they don’t have to worry about wetting the bed when they fall back asleep again. For the first few weeks of using this technology you may want to set the alarm to trigger an alarm that you have near your bed (using wireless technology available today). This is so that you can actively reinforce your child’s bedwetting alarm so that they get into a routine without you having to worry about them sleeping through it or actively avoiding getting up. After three or four weeks have passed of you actively helping your child out in this department you can usually let the process play out all on its own, giving your child full responsibility of making sure that they get up when the alarm triggers and that they take the necessary steps to prevent accidents from happening in the future. You’re looking at about 12 weeks total of training Once you reach this point you’ll generally want to continue on with a bedwetting alarm for about another eight weeks or so, generally getting in 12 solid weeks of total training so that you can really cement these positive habits in place. As a general rule you want to continue to use a bedwetting alarm until your child stays completely dry for a three-week period, at which point you’ll want to use the alarm for another week or two just to make sure that there aren’t any accidents following up again. If, however, you find that the problem arises once again don’t feel shy about using the bedwetting alarm in another 12 week cycle. This solution is anything but a quick fix, but it has been clinically proven to provide the most transformative results – the most positive and permanent results – of any solution out there. Getting your hands on a quality unit is critical The most important thing you can do when you’re getting set up with a new bedwetting alarm is to make sure that you have purchased a quality piece of technology that you can count on moving forward. You shouldn’t have to spend any more than $100 or so on a solid unit (though the really, really good ones can cost $125 to $150), and you’ll want to look for one provides you with adjustable alarm technology – and wireless alarm transmission – to really make life easy as you move through the 12 week program. The good news is you don’t have to worry about getting a prescription for a bedwetting alarm. These units are sold over-the-counter and online, and some health insurance programs may even provide some form of reimbursement for you depending upon the specifics of the policy that you are able to take advantage of.