Bed Wetting FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions:

Is their any risk of electrical shock?

No, the Nytone alarm uses such a small voltages/amperage that it can't 'push' a current through your body. Also, if the alarm is worn properly, the contact points on the clip should never come into contact with your skin. 

How long will the batteries last?

It is difficult to say exactly how long the batteries will last. However, the Nytone alarm only uses battery power while the alarm is sounding. If you don't leave the alarm sounding for long periods of time the alarm should last for months. Note: If it has been a while since using the alarm test it before going to sleep to ensure that the batteries have a charge.

How long will it take for my child to stop wetting the bed?

Studies have shown that children using an enuresis alarm will learn to wake up to the sensation of a full bladder after as little as two weeks.

Where/How does the clip attach?

The clip attaches to the outside of the undergarment where it is most likely to first get wet.

What age is considered old enough to start using a bed wetting alarm?

Generally, if someone is still wetting the bed around the age of 6 or 7 then it is time. Always consult a doctor.

Are there different types of bed wetting alarms?

Yes, there are several different types of bed wetting alarms. A simple internet search will provide you with several examples. Most people find the arm-strap type convenient and noninvasive. 

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Bed Wetting Facts:

Millions of children and teenagers wet the bed every single night

The technical term for bed wetting, or sleep wetting, is nocturnal (nighttime) enuresis. For some reason, children who wet the bed are not able to feel that their bladders are full and don't wake up to urinate in the toilet. Many children who wet the bed are very deep sleepers. Trying to wake someone who wets the bed is often very difficult. Some children who wet the bed do so every single night, while others wet some nights and are dry on others.

Surprisingly, bed wetting is much more common than most parents know. It affects approximately five to seven million children and teenagers in the United States alone. The average child doesn't stop wetting at night until he is at about four or five years old. However, there is a large group who will continue wetting beyond the age of five.

Most experts report the following bed wetting statistics:

  • 15% of children will still wet the bed at age 5.
  • 7-10% of children will still wet the bed at age 7.
  • ~3% of children still wet the bed at age 10.