Another advantage of using a bedwetting alarm is that there are no side effects. According to several studies, enuresis alarms are even more effective than bedwetting drugs, such as desmopressin or tricyclics.
Even though a high quality bedwetting alarm helps, the success of the treatment also depends on the child and the parents. Usually, if the child is old enough (usually 5 and above) to understand the concept of how these alarms work and he or she is willing to try them, there is a high chance of success.
Patience also plays a major role, since it may take 3 to 5 months of continuously using the alarm to completely get rid of bedwetting. Therefore, it’s really important for parents to be persistent and motivate the child to continue with the treatment.