Questions about incontinence

Answers to your questions

What is a bedwetting alarm?

A bed wetting alarm is a device that helps children to stop wetting their beds at night.

How does a bedwetting alarm work?

When a bit of urine is absorbed by the child's underwear, the sensors connected to the underwear will sound a loud alarm noise, which makes the child wake up. The child can finish urinating on the toilet. 

During the first few weeks, the child will be woken by the alarm, but after some time, the child will learn to associate the feeling of a full bladder with waking up.

What age does my child need to be in order to get my health insurance to pay for a bedwetting alarm?

The bedwetting alarm can be used from the age of 7 onwards. The bedwetting alarm may be used at an earlier age, but it is advised that your child is at least 6 years old. It is important that your child is properly motivated in ending the bedwetting.

Will my insurance agency cover the costs of a bedwetting alarm?

The purchasing costs of a bedwetting alarm are only covered by a few health insurance agencies. The costs for renting a bedwetting alarm are covered by your health insurance agency either partially or in full; depending on your insurance policy. In order to qualify for a refund, you need a prescription from your GP or specialist.

I want to purchase my own bedwetting alarm, is that possible?

Van Lent Systems has bedwetting alarms for rental purposes and for purchasing. Depending on your needs, you can either rent or buy a bedwetting alarm from us.

Who will deliver the bedwetting alarm?

The bedwetting alarm will be delivered to you by TNT postal services (the Netherlands) and can fit through your mail box.