WHY WE USE RAMSEY COOTE ALARMS
Ramsey Coote bell-pad bedwetting alarms really work. They are backed by clinical research, used by our District Health Boards and recommended by Doctors throughout New Zealand.
At Hello Dry Nights we've seen first-hand how well they work to stop bedwetting and the transformational effect this has on children.
All of our Hello Dry Nights Ramsey Coote alarms have the additional feature of a counter that measures how long it takes the child to switch the alarm off. This can be particularly motivational for many children as they try to 'beat the clock'.
SAFETY FIRST: Ramsey Coote bell-pad alarms are very safe. They are classified as a biomedical device and have 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). The alarm is never directly connected to mains electricity while the alarm is operational (only battery power is used at this stage).
LOUD & BRIGHT: When the alarm goes off it emits a very loud, high-frequency bell noise to arouse the child and an LED light comes on to clearly show where the alarm ‘off’ switch is.
COMFORTABLE: The bed-pad is large and made of soft, rubber with rebated sensors so the child can comfortably maintain a regular sleep routine - they are free to roll around.
TRACK PROGRESS: It's easy to see improvement as the size of the wet patches on the bed-pad decrease in size and the child beats their times with the handy counter.
EASY: The easy operation of the alarm is simple for the child to use.
LOW MAINTENANCE: The alarm unit only needs charging once a week.
ALARM HIRE & FEES
Our alarms are available for hire only, throughout New Zealand. All of our alarms are the latest model and have a new 'counter' on the top so that the child can see how long it takes them to turn off the alarm and they can try to 'beat the clock'. We will ask you to sign a rental bond form as the alarms are expensive to replace.
The initial hire fee is $160.00 (incl GST); this is for the first 4 week period plus the courier cost (please contact us for a courier quote, pick up from Grey Lynn, Auckland is free). Each additional week is $30.00 (incl GST)
The cost of our Hello Dry Nights 'Stop Bedwetting' programme and our support is included in these fees. We will regularly check in with you and your child and tweak the programme as necessary to suit your individual needs.
Once your child has been dry for 14 consecutive nights (ideally after stage 3. Overlearning) you can then courier the machine in all its packaging back to us and stop the automatic payment.
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).