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As I’ve mentioned in the past, potty training our sweet little Alexander has been no easy task. We started on the potty training journey in 2010 and he just wasn’t ready. We resumed in 2011 since he was going to attend preschool but unfortunately, we were not successful. By the fall of 2011 and knowing that we were expecting another baby, I knew we had to try again.
All aboard the potty train we went.
At first he struggled but his accidents were minimal. Within a month he was showing great progress and accidents were few and far between. Things continued with great success…..except one thing…he couldn’t stay dry at night.
Up until February of this year, Alexander went to bed at night wearing a nighttime training pant/diaper. He didn’t have accidents in his training pants every night but there were more wet nights then dry. I think part of his problem is he is such a heavy sleeper.
In February, our family made friends with the Bedwetting Store and we were introduced to the Dry-Me Bedwetting Alarm. The Dry-Me bed wetting alarm is for kids ages 5+ that clips to the shoulder/collar area of the pajamas and the attatched moisture sersor is threaded under your child’s pajamas and then clipped to the outside of your little ones underwear where the wetness would occur should there be an accident.
The alarm runs on 2 AAA batteries and has three customizable alert settings and let me tell you, you and your little one will DEFINITELY hear it if it goes off! The alarm also offers vibrations to wake your little one up and if your little one is like ours, you can use both so the there is simultaneous sound and vibration.
Alexander wore the alarm 3 nights in a row and after 3 nights of accidents and being woken up by the alarm, he has had only two accidents since (mainly because he was soooooo tired after some really long days).
I am so happy that we have had great success with the Dry-Me Bedwetting Alarm and hope others can be as successful! I am also loving the extra savings now that we no longer need to purchase night time training pants.
In addition to the alarm, I think another great tool to our success is Renee Mercer’s book, Seven Steps to Nighttime Dryness. Renee’s book offers the latest information and tips to help your child achieve nighttime dryner and provides guidance based on her own experiences as a pediatric nurse practitioner who has helped thousands of children become dry at night. As a mom of 4, this is the first resource that I have actually found to be very helpful in our potty training success.