One of the things people don’t tell you when you’re potty training your kids is that when you’re “done”, you’re not necessarily “done”.  One of my older sons still has issues from time to time with staying dry at night.  There is nothing medically wrong- we were to sure to rule that out. The problem is, the boy goes and goes and goes, until he crashes and crashes hard. He’s exhausted and a full bladder isn’t enough to get him up in the middle of the night.

Dry-Me Enuresis Bed Wetting Alarm 7 Tips for Nightime Dryness
I welcomed the opportunity to try the Dry-Me Enuresis Alarm when it was offered to me. I was also given a copy of the 7 Steps to Nighttime Dryness book, by Renee Mercer, to read in conjunction with the alarm. They have had great success with nighttime training, but for me- I just needed something to get my son up when he started having an accident before we had to go through the process of getting him up, showering him, changing the clothes and changing the sheets.

When the product arrived, I went through the book and learned that it is not at all uncommon for older kids to have issues staying dry.  In fact, these alarms are recommended for kids 5+.  When I discussed the alarm with my son, he was a bit reluctant, but  he was willing to give it a shot if it meant he didn’t have to worry about the accidents anymore.

Dry-Me Alarm

The way it works is pretty simple. There’s a moisture sensitive clip that goes onto his briefs. The wire goes under the shirt, and attaches to the alarm, which clips to the shoulder. When the clip senses moisture, it sounds the alarm, which has 2 different settings. You can choose to have an audible alarm, which sounds like a game of battleship (which, btw, my sons thought was awesome) or you can have it vibrate or both. This vibrating alarm is especially helpful if you have a child who would be fearful of the sounds. The book explains how to most effectively use the alarm. The alarm comes with a very useful chart to keep track of your success.

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My son helps me demonstrate here:

In reading the book, I found that it’s not necessarily uncommon for kids to have bed wetting incidents that are unpredictable, like my son’s. When it happens, it happens in clusters (maybe when he’s growing and his body needs the extra sleep?). At the time, we were in, what I thought, was the middle of one of these clusters. He had zero incidents. I ran to the book, where they described that some kids have a “honeymoon period” where they don’t get into a deep enough sleep to have an accident. I was sure that this was exactly what was happening. I assumed after the couple of days, that he would start up again, but he hasn’t. After 30 days dry, as the book recommends for kids like him, we took off the alarm, but we know that if it starts up gain, we will start using the alarm again, hopefully with the same success. I will be passing on the book to my friends, who are just starting the training process with their children. It’s one I wish I had years ago, as it helped me understand that he was completely normal, and that there was a way to help him.

If you’d like to get started on the road to dry nights, then enter to WIN below!  Thanks to the generosity of Renee Mercer, we are giving a copy of her book as well as a Dry-Me Enuresis alarm!  Just enter below and GOOD LUCK!

Open to Residents of the US only, 18+.  Giveaway Ends May 2, 2013

**Real mom, Kerrie received this product for review purposes only.  All opinions and writings are her own.  Please see A Day in Motherhood’s Disclaimer Statement for more information.**Dry-Me Bedwetting Alarm & 7 Steps to Nightime Dryness Book