Worth the $
My son previously used an alarm that had to clip onto his shoulder, he didn't like this & so we just clipped it to his underwear; unfortunately when it went off he often couldn't hear it & neither could I! It was a very inferior product (suggested to us by an expert) & the clip often broke & the wires even dislodged. This wireless model that I purchased, along with the extra adapter, solves these problems. It was very much worth it. It has been 4 weeks & we are seeing more dry nights but there is still much progress to be had.
Mom of longtime bedwetter
Works pretty good
We have been using the alarm for almost two months, my 7 year old son is still not waking up to use the bathroom on his own, but the alarm is waking him up most of the time before he completely wets the bed. The problem I am having is sometimes after it goes off in the middle of the night and we try to put it back on him, it continues to go off so we can't use it. We try to make sure it is dry before we put it back on but it still goes off, this has happened several times in the last two months.
Great, reliable, convenient alarm
We started using this Malem alarm about three weeks ago. Since then, my 9-year-old has had a few dry nights and is consistently woken by the alarm if he begins to pee during the night. We're committed to using this method since it has already shown progress.
After 4 weeks with the alarm, my six year old son has far more dry nights than damp. He is now able to wake up, turn off the alarm, empty his bladder, and change underpants on his own. In the past 10 days, he has had 8 completely dry nights. AMAZING! His pride in dry nights is contagious. I believe part of his success was his desire to stay dry.
The first 3 weeks required adult assistance in waking and getting the routine set. The variable sounds helped me (mom) stay alert to the alarm. Stock up on the weird size of batteries. Don't forget to leave the latch open during the day or the battery will be sucked dry. Helpful hint
so pleased with how well this product is works for my 8 yearold son.I never expected it to work so soon. He has been using it for 3 weeks and is on his 12th night of dryness. He is still wearing the alarm and waking up once a night to go to the bathroom. the recommendation States to use for 2 weeks of consecutive dryness and then every other night for two weeks so we are not completely through the process but the results so far has been amazing.
Happy Mom/Happy Son
Ready to try again
I have read recent reviews of 10-12 year olds and we are ready to try again. My 11and a half year old boy very normally developing boy is a heavy sleeper,has never been dry, and his father was the same way and never had an alarm to help. We tried to use this alarm 3 years ago with the remote receiver and everyone in our house woke up except our bed wetter. This was discouraging. I think age, timing, and development come into play with success.
The alarm is great and gives us hope. I remember the metal on the clip rusted and began to not work. I always gently washed this and was very careful. The alarm stopped alarming because of the rust. I hope this works better this time around. The metal should be stainless steal for the price and to prevent rusting.
Persistence pays off
My son is 10 years old. We started with a wired alarm, which he found very uncomfortable. He likes the wireless much better. When we started out, I was exhausted from getting out of bed repeatedly to awaken him when the alarm went off. Over time, the alarms dwindled to one per night, and he took over waking up on his own, changing, and going back to bed. Now he does the whole process independently (except I have to make sure the receiver is turned on at bedtime.)We have been using the Malem wireless for 26 weeks, which is a lot longer than I expected, but my son is finally having dry nights most of the time. The change from one alarm per night to zero only happened around the 24th week. So hang in there if you have a child who needs more time! He is very happy with his progress and I am proud of my son for sticking with it and taking ownership of the solution. The transmitter is starting to show its age from heavy use. We may need to buy a new unit before we are done, but it is well worth it. I would recommend this to a friend. I only wish we had started sooner! I am going to talk with his pediatrician so that maybe other families can try an alarm at an earlier age.
Great for the bedwetting child who sleeps deeply.
Only sorry I waited so long to buy.....
I love this product. The alarm was very loud, and would go off instantly when it sensed wetness. It was great that you could use your own underwear with this sensor. Make sure you place the sensor where it will first pick up the wetness though, which is more important for boys. The multiple alarm sounds were not so much an issue for us as my son woke right up to the first sound, as did I, and we had to turn the receiver off until he changed because it continued to sense the wetness. I found that we did not need the extra receiver, I am right down the hall and could hear the one in his room just fine. Also, the magnetic clip was a little uncomfortable over the waistband, my son is very slim. After only a few weeks he is "forgetting" to put the sensor on but has changed his habits and has been waking up dry. A great product!!
A lot less laundry
It works, but takes time
The alarm works weel and make him awake when his trousers are becoming humid.
I regret that I had to replace the litte battery in the smaller part only 6 weeks after purchase.