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Wet Diaper Alarm Used for Potty Training

Would You Ring Your Tot Into Potty Training?

One of the biggest challenges a tot faces is learning how to use the potty. For many parents, it is a process that can take months to complete. While nobody goes off to college in diapers, there are some techniques that parents can employ to get the job done faster.

A new potty training device may be the answer to a diaper changing parent's dreams. Researchers at the Department of Urology at the University of Antwerp found that an alarm signaling a wet diaper led children to use the toilet five times more frequently than their peers who were device free. Authors of the report said:

The alarm itself distracts the child out of his activity and strengthens the awareness of bladder behavior. By bringing the child to the bathroom at that moment, further reinforcement of its awareness is given.

This sounds enticing to a mom still in the woes of potty training. Would you give it a shot?

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bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I think an alarm would scare the pee out of me (ha ha I know lame!) It just takes time I think, my daughter had trouble getting it at first then one day, it just clicks. Maybe 2 weeks of training.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
i'm not a fan of potty training. i was the "here are the diapers, pull-ups and underwear. you choose" school of thought. when they are ready they will use the potty. also, i don't consider running to a bathroom every 30 minutes to set junior on the potty, or having a emergency pee in the bushes once a week to be potty trained. when you are in line at costco and the child says "i have to go pee" and you can say "wait till we get home" w/o any accidents; THEN you have potty training. otherwise the parents are the ones that are trained.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
Umm...having an alarm go off when a kid starts to pee? It might be a tad upsetting. I don't see what the rush is to get kids potty trained. Unless your child has some physical or emotional problems related to potty training, I think it's best to just wait until they are ready. I know that sometimes parents are under pressure to get their kid trained for preschool, but even then I think a pee alarm is extreme.
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