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    bedwetting alarm? Anyone try it?

    My almost 7 year old is a sound sleeper and has to wear a pull up. It is often dry but once in a while is soaked. There is no pattern at all to this. He really feels embarrassed.

    My sil said her neighbour used a bedwetting alarm for both of her sons and it worked. They live in England

    I saw this but it is so expensive
    Rodger Wireless Bedwetting Alarms - BedwettingStore.com

    I am just wondering if anyone here has tried one and what they thought. If you liked it, what product did you use?

    Thanks guys!
    Mommy to




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    Yes! We used a Malem bedwetting alarm (lights/ sound/ vibration) for my DD when she turned 6. The instructions said it could take a month or two to work, but my DD (who had never had a dry night in 6 years) stopped wetting in 5 days!
    Basically as soon as a drop of urine hits the sensor the alarm goes off, so the child's brain learns to stop as soon as it starts. It also works to get mom out of bed to take her to the bathroom. I'm guessing we will be using it with DD#2 as well.

    Good luck!
    Jennifer- mom to: S (12/25/01) and E (12/16/06)


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    No, it was too much $$ for me to buy.

    Alison was still wetting the bed at 9.5. The dr rx'd her something that starts with a 'd'. Apparently some kids don't make enough of the hormone that gradually wakes us up when our bladders are full. She was on the meds for two months then weaned off. Sometimes they just need a little kickstart of the hormone.. & she's been absolutely fine ever since.

    She would be SOAKED & I tried setting my alarm to get her up.. but any time I got her up..even an hour after she went to sleep, she'd be soaked. She just did not wake up or rouse at all!!!

    Ever since having the med she's gotten up once, twice or even three times in a night to pee..depending on how much she drank/needs to go. It's been awesome.

    I did discuss it at length with the pharmacist--my coworker--& he said if it's a case of not producing enough of this hormone, alarms, etc won't work. The alarm works well for kids who rouse a little but not completely--they kinda start to wake then go back to sleep. This was not Alison's case at all. Poor kid tried setting her own alarm three times a night & would sob when she'd have peed before her alarm went off. She was exhausted & devastated.
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    We bought the Potty Pager for my 8 year old ds back in February. I was skeptical that it would work but he was staying dry after TWO WEEKS. Amazing product and I recommend it to anyone who has the need!! Any more questions, feel free to ask.
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    Worked for ME back when I was a kid. I needed to be jolted awake. I found out as an adult that I have a sleep disorder.


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    I used this one for Jake: Amazon.com: Bedwetting Alarm Wet-Stop3: Health & Personal Care

    It worked in a matter of days. I had to set it to vibrate only because the alarm was so loud that it jolted the entire house into a frenzy. Poor Jake FREAKED the first night the alarm went off. The vibration alone was loud enough for me to hear from his room at one end of the hall to my room at the other end with his door closed!
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    It woke EVERYONE in our neighborhood except ds!! They are really loud. It was expensive and didn't work for us.
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    Thank you for the replies!! Why does the price for the different products vary so much? What should I be looking for? $125; $75, $55?

    This one is $50 wet stop 3 potty alarm
    http://www.amazon.com/PottyMD-W103-B...2794272&sr=1-1

    Has anyone used this one? I think I am going to try it.
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    Yes, that is the one we used. Worked great!
    Momla Mommy to (10), (7)
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    Hi Jools,

    We use this one which is really good, was recommended to us by a wonderful physio we see who specializes in children's bed wetting and bought it from her a years ago. I have had 2 friends use this one with wonderful success.


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