Helping kids stop bedwetting

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Ramsey Coote alarms

RAMSEY COOTE BEDWETTING ALARMS

We use the Ramsey Coote bell and pad alarm as our training aid as it is considered the most effective alarm available and has treated children successfully for over 50 years.

Our alarms are all the latest model that have a counter that starts once the alarm has been set off and it will time how quickly the child takes to switch it off.  This can help some children by showing that they are improving as the time to respond decreases with time.

WHY WE LIKE THIS ALARM SYSTEM

  • IT WORKS!  It is backed by published clinical research supporting its effectiveness and is recommended by doctors in New Zealand.

  • It is a biomedical device that has been engineered to the highest standard after many years of research. The system is safe, robust and reliable.  It has a class 1 medical device classification (Australian Standard 2394).

  • It has a very loud, high-frequency bell to arouse the child and an LED light to show where the alarm ‘off’ switch is.

  • It has a large soft bed-pad that will contain the urine and rebated sensors and prevent the trigger of perspiration giving a false alarm

  • You can assess progress, as you see the size of the wet patches on the bed-pad and a counter will show how long it takes for the child to respond to the alarm.

  • The child can maintain a regular sleep routine, and they are free to roll around on the bed 

  • The easy operation of the alarm is simple for the child to use.

  • It is very safe.  The alarm is never directly connected to mains electricity while the alarm is operational (only battery power is used at this stage).

  • Long battery life – the alarm unit only needs charging once per week.

THE EVIDENCE

The bell-and-pad is a behavioural treatment which has been used for decades to treat bedwetting and is supported as a natural treatment option in countless scientific studies.  A significant recent clinical research audit 'Enuresis management in Australian children - A retrospective review of 3,512 treatments with bell and pad alarm' was published in the Journal of Paediatrics in 2017. 

 

The study aimed to establish the treatment efficacy of practitioner-assisted bell-and-pad alarm therapy in children with enuresis between the ages of 5 and 16 years by retrospective medical chart review within a variety of clinical settings.  The study supports the treatment efficacy of children with the practitioner assisted Ramsey Coote bell and pad system.  The total cure rate was defined as children maintaining a dry bed for a minimum of 14 consecutive nights.  Results revealed an overall success rate of 77%. ​

Study conducted by Apos, Schuster, Reece, Whitaker, Murphy, Golder, Leiper, Sullivan and Gibbs (2017).