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- Bedwetting Alarm Treatment
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- Chummie Bedwetting Alarm and Deep Sleepers
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- Chummie Bedwetting Alarm – Still Have Questions?
- At what point should the alarm be turned off after it has been triggered?
- How do I turn off an alarm?
- Should parents help a child during the night?
- Our child’s room is far from ours, so we can’t hear the alarm go off.
- Should the child change their own sheets after a wetting incident?
At what point should the alarm be turned off after it has been triggered?
Your child can turn off the Chummie bedwettng alarm after he/she is out of bed and on his/her way to the bathroom, or after he/she is finished urinating.
If your child has been sleeping through the alarm, let it stay on until your child is finished urinating in the toilet. Leaving the alarm on during the extra time will help strengthen the connection between the alarm and needing to wake, so that your child will begin to wake on his/her own.
Note: Never turn the alarm off for your child.
How do I turn off an alarm?
Chummie Bedwetting Alarm operation turn off is a two step process. This is intentional as it makes it difficult for the child to turn the alarm off without waking up.
First, briefly press the enable button. (This will silence the alarm for 1 minutes). Next, unplug the sensor from the alarm unit.
Should parents help a child during the night?
It depends on your child – their age, and how deeply they sleep:
- Younger children: Children age 4-6 will likely need a parent’s help to get to the bathroom and clean and re-start the sensor. Older children are typically able to get to the bathroom to finish urinating, change, clean, restart the alarm system and return to bed on their own without waking the parents. If your child is able to do this on their own, there is no need to wake the parents.
- Very deep sleepers: In the beginning, a small number of children who are extremely deep sleepers may have trouble waking completely to the alarm on their own. Initially, a parent will need to help wake their child and lead them to the bathroom. Even though your child does not waking on their own yet, the brain is still learning, and after some time the child will begin to wake on their own. Chummie is designed to be strong enough to wake even the deepest sleepers, so most children are able to manage on their own. Also, Chummie’s strong vibration frequently wakes deep sleepers who fail to wake to an audible alarm.
Our child’s room is far from ours, so we can’t hear the alarm go off.
Temporarily arranging sleeping quarters is usually impractical and not a preferred solution, so many parents in this situation will use a simple baby monitor.
Should the child change their own sheets after a wetting incident?
Children can participate in cleanup as appropriate to their age. A 6 year old shouldn’t be expected to change sheets by themselves, while a teenager is perfectly capable of taking care of this on their own if they want to.
Children cannot consciously control their bedwetting, so making them change their sheets as a punishment will not help them stop wetting the bed.