If I could pick one parental duty I could outsource hands down it would be potty training. I consider my potty-training methods to be fairly successful- I've trained 3 kids all in about 10 days or less with minimal accidents. However the entire process is just frustrating, exhausting and pretty messy! I opt to wait until my kids are between ages 2 1/2 and 3 years old and are showing multiple signs of being ready to potty train. I need to be able to train them in about a week only because I honestly can't stand the messes that often coincide with the potty training process. I have issues, I know.
I recently had the chance to review a brand new product called Potty Training Alarm Diapers. Now, I haven't used this product personally~ my 3 older children are already trained and Leah's only 8 months old. However, like I said before, I have trained 3 kids already, so I felt I could take a good look at the product and tell you all my thoughts.
The idea behind Potty Training Alarm Diapers is that it will help to more efficiently help your child draw the connection between the urge to go potty and the fact that it should be done in the toilet. The starter kit contains 24 specially fabricated diapers that have 2 snaps on the front. A small alarm is also provided that you snap on the diaper, then put the diaper on the child as you normally would. instead of sitting the child on the potty and crossing your fingers they need to go before a melt-down occurs, the child is free to eat, play or do whatever he wishes. When he begins to go potty, an alarm sounds and shortly after, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star begins to play. Once you hear the sounds, as quickly as possible, take your child to the bathroom, remove the diaper and sit him down on the potty.
I decided to test the diaper out a bit and see if I can eliminate some of my hesitations. You can see a quick demonstration in the video above. I was actually really impressed! The Potty Patrol diapers themselves are very good quality and look to be about a size 5. The alarm attaches on easily, but not so easily that your child could rip it off. I tested the diaper out with less than 2 TBSP of water. As you can see, the alarm sounded in less than 10 seconds and wasn't too loud or obnoxious like I was worried it'd be!
The Starter Kit retails for $29.99 and you can purchase it online here, on Amazon or in Macey's grocery stores here in Utah. Refill kits are $19.99. I imagine this product would be best if used to first introduce potty training, or for a child who is having a hard time catching on to the process.
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