Setting the Chummie Bed-wetting Alarm

 Which settings should I try first?

  • For Chummie Premium & PRO you may choose any tone you wish. Turn the volume to the loudest setting and turn vibration on. For Elite, the tones change automatically, so you don’t have to.

 Can I use both the sound and vibration together?

  • Yes. In fact, it’s best to start the treatment with both sound and vibration. Gradually, as your child starts having dry nights, you can turn off the vibration.

What Chummie setting should my child use at a sleepover?

  • Chummie gives you the option to turn off the sound and use lights and vibration only. We call this the ‘discreet option’, because it enables the child to use the bed-wetting alarm without others knowing when it goes off. The discreet option should be used when the child is away at sleepovers and camp.

When Should I use Chummie’s Discreet Mode?

  • Chummie’s vibration only option (discreet mode) should be used only when quiet is absolutely necessary, such as when your child is at a sleepover.

Will the alarm be more effective at higher volumes?

  • High volume is more effective at start of the treatment. As treatment is progressing, and the child’s brain is learning to wake on its own, the Chummie bed-wetting alarm should be set at a lower volume.

Is the loudest volume setting safe for my child’s hearing?

  • Yes, Chummie’s loudest setting is still within the safe range.

How can I avoid ‘Auditory Accommodation’?

  • Having a variety of different tones available helps to prevent ‘Auditory accommodation’ i.e. the child “getting used to” the sound of a single or one tone bed-wetting alarm and beginning to ignore/sleep through it. We recommend that you change tones each night.