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					There are several bedwetting alarms on the market and one popular alarm is the Wet
Stop Alarm. Potty MD has been producing the Wet Stop Alarm since 1979 and has
sold over 300,000 units.

The latest version is the Wet Stop 3 which is a wearable bedwetting alarm. This means
the alarm unit is worn attached to the night clothes, near the shoulder. A cord then
runs down to the underwear where a moisture sensor is clipped to the user's pants. As
soon as moisture is detected, the alarm is triggered. The user is alerted that urination
is occurring and is then able to deactivate the alarm and visit the bathroom. By
repeating this process, the brain is eventually conditioned into recognizing a full
bladder.

The Wet Stop alarm is a slim bright green unit which is compact and lightweight. It
features five variable alarm sounds and also has the option of vibration as well. You
can opt for the alarm to sound on its own, alarm together with vibration or for just
vibration. It is not recommended to use only vibration at first as this is unlikely to
wake a sleeping child. The alarm unit also has an LED button which flashes each time
the bedwetting alarm is activated.

The Wet Stop alarm has a two step turn off process. The two step turn off process
ensures that the wearer is fully awake and means that the alarm cannot be turned off
too easily by a child and ignored.

The Wet Stop alarm comes with an educational CD, the "Complete Bedwetting Book".
This CD is in several languages and covers not only how to use the alarm successfully,
but also gives lots of other useful information about bedwetting in general. The Wet
Stop alarm is supplied with a progress chart and stickers. This helps you and your
child to track progress. It is a good idea to give rewards as a child makes progress, not
just for dry nights but for small successes along the way. You may want to give a
reward to the child for continuing to wear the alarm and for sticking with the program.
Combining motivational rewards with wearing a bedwetting alarm have been seen to
produce more successful results.

Bedwetting alarms have proven to be the most successful solution to stop bedwetting
in children. They are suitable for school age children who are dry during the day but
have not yet achieved dry nights. Bedwetting alarms are not however, intended to
potty train a young child. If you have concerns about your child's bedwetting, it is
always a good idea to consult your pediatrician just to rule out any medical reasons
for the bedwetting.

				
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