The Ultimate Guide To Bedwetting Alarms

When a child fails to night potty train, it creates a stressful situation for all involved. As parents, you are probably tired of changing soiled sheets or shelling out for disposable nighttime training pants. As for your child, he or she may feel discouraged and embarrassed by their ongoing bedwetting and fearful that friends may find out. They may also feel left out when they can’t participate in overnight activities such as sleepovers.

Fortunately, there are a number of alarms out there for stopping bedwetting (also known as enuresis). They work by waking up your child at the first detection of urine. They aren’t an overnight fix — most take several weeks or months to work as new habits must be formed. However, they can be highly effective in helping your child overcome bedwetting for good.

There are many different types of bedwetting alarms. Some function with a sensor that can be clipped to the underwear and an alarm. The alarm may be wired to the sensor and attached to the child’s arm (via a band) or clipped to their pajama shirt. There are also wireless versions that can be set elsewhere in the room so that the child will have to get out of bed to turn them off. Some even come with parent receivers so that they can hear the alarm from a distance.

Some people complain that the alarm-and-sensor models are too uncomfortable or that they don’t stay in place on restless sleepers. Another alternative is the bell-and-pad version which features a mat to lay on or under the sheets and an alarm that sounds when moisture is detected. Other derivations include designer pajamas that absorb moisture to minimize mess but still leave enough wetness to serve as an organic alarm.

You will want to consider comfort and reliability (some are prone to false alarms) when choosing the best product to suit your child. You should also consider the alert mechanism. Some offer one sound — others offer a wide range so that kids don’t get desensitized to one variation or another. Most alarms offer adjustable volumes and some trigger lights and vibrations in addition to sound, which can be very helpful for deep sleepers.

We’ve combed the reviews to come up with a list of the 21 best bedwetting alarms on the market. Here’s our Ultimate Guide.

Type

Cost

Alert

Features

Cons

Peejamas

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These designer pajamas are an alternative to disposable diapers, absorbing urine while still leaving a wet sensation to alert kids to go potty

Type

Absorbent pajamas

Peejamas

Cost

Varies (https://www.peejamas.com)

Good for up to 300 washes

Returnable if unused

Alert

Sensation of wetness

Features

  • Eco-friendly
  • Sanitary
  • Made from Oeko-100 certified fabrics
  • Non-alarming/intrusive

Cons

Does not include audible alerts

DryBuddyEZ

The perfect alarm for families on a budget, low-cost but high-quality

Type

Wearable on clothing DryBuddyEZ

Cost

$35, 1 year warranty

Alert

Music (up to 90 decibels) and vibrations

Features

  • Hold-tight clip
  • Removal alert (good for restless sleepers)
  • FDA-registered
  • CE-certified

Cons

Can be uncomfortable, fewer alert options than more sophisticated alarms

TheraPee

Highly advanced alarm with proven track record and built-in accountability through motivating software. Comes with physician-directed guidance for improving bladder control.

Type

Alarm and pad TheraPee

Cost

Approx. $300 (including software and support), 1 year warranty

Alert

Customizable sounds (full volume range for light to heavy sleepers)

Features

  • Ultra-thin pad
  • Adjustable sensitivity on pad
  • Comes with software program where kids can log results and get interactive feedback from physician
  • Ultra-thin pad

Cons

High cost

Chummie Premium

Light, wearable alarm, perfect for tight sleepers due to full range of tone, volume, and vibration options plus two-step shut-off

Type

Wearable on clothing or arm Chummie Premium

Cost

$100, 1 year on alarm, 90-day on sensor

Alert

Sounds (8-tones), vibrations, lights (customizable)

Features

  • Two-step shutoff is ideal for deep sleepers (difficult to switch off)
  • Sensor clips
  • Removal alert
  • Easy to clean
  • Can be worn on arm with purchase of armband

Cons

Little ones need help putting this on or taking it off

Malem Ultimate Bedwetting Alarm

One of the lightest, smallest alarms available with quick detect technology to alert you of the slightest trace of moisture

Type

Wearable on pajama shirt with clip-on underwear sensor Malem

Cost

approx. $100, 1 year warranty

Alert

Sounds (8-tones), vibrations, lights (customizable)

Features

  • FDA registered
  • CE certified
  • Two-step turn-off
  • Secure grip on sensor
  • Free troubleshooting app

Cons

Can be too sensitive, triggering false alarms. Can be difficult for child to attach to shirt.

DryBuddy Flex3

Wireless alarm with a handy remote and a loud alarm that’s great for deep sleepers

Type

Magnetic wearable sensor (attaches to underwear); wireless alarm (not worn) DryBuddy Flex3

Cost

$125, 1 year warranty

Alert

Sounds, vibration

Features

  • Remote control (perfect for parents sleeping in another room)
  • Long-range transmission
  • Optional bed shaker
  • Resistant to sweating

Cons

Can be too loud

Rodger Wireless

Wireless bedwetting system comes with two pairs of moisture-sensing underwear, a snap-on sensor, and separate alarm that kids must get out of bed to turn off

Type

Snaps onto special moisture-sensing underwear Rodger Wireless

Cost

$125, 1 year warranty

Alert

Sounds (customizable), bed shaker is optional

Features

  • Separate alarm forces child to get out of bed to turn off
  • Wireless for greater comfort/convenience

Cons

Some users report sensor is unreliable

DRI Eclipse

Wireless alarm designed for use with disposable training pants

Type

Wireless sensor can be tucked into pull-up lining or worn on underwear DRI Eclipse

Cost

$129, 1 year warranty

Alert

Sound

Features

  • Transmitter docks on alarm unit when not in use
  • Separate alarm that kids must get out of bed to turn off
  • FDA registered

Cons

Sensor may give false alarms

Nite Train’R Bedwetting Alarm

Affordable alarm with thin, gender-specific sensor pad

Type

Wearable on shirt with underwear sensor Nite Train’R Bedwetting Alarm

Cost

$69, 60 days warranty

Alert

Sound (dual volume with varying pitches)

Features

  • Gender specific underwear sensor

Cons

False alarms due to perspiration Alarm is clunky and difficult for children to attach

DryEasy Bedwetting Alarm

Highly affordable, wearable alarm with loud alert and 2-step turn-off

Type

Wearable on shirt (clip-on) DryEasy Bedwetting Alarm

Cost

$28, 1 year warranty

Alert

Sounds (6 options), vibration

Features

  • Low-battery alert
  • Stabilizing clips

Cons

Short battery life, sensor is hard to attach to underwear and doesn’t stay on

Dry-Me Bed Wetting Alarm

An affordable alarm with underwear sensor and multiple alert options

Type

Wired, clips to shoulder, sensor clips to underwear Dry-Me Bed Wetting Alarm

Cost

$55, 90 days warranty

Alert

Sounds (8 choices), vibrations, lights

Features

  • Charts to track progress

Cons

Some users complain about battery life

Shield Prime Bedwetting Alarm

Easy set-up for kids over age 5, catchy shield-shaped alarm

Type

Wired, clips to shirt, sensor clips to underwear Shield Prime Bedwetting Alarm

Cost

$70, 1 year warranty

Alert

Sounds, vibrations, lights

Features

  • FDA registered

Cons

Some users complain that it is unreliable

Wet-Stop 3

Highly affordable, lightweight, clinically-tested alarm

Type

Corded, wearable alarm with clip-on underwear sensor Wet-Stop 3

Cost

$25, 1 year warranty

Alert

Sound, vibration

Features

  • Downloadable sticker reward chart
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • FDA-registered
  • CE safety certified

Cons

Flimsy clips

Smart Bedside Alarm

Alarm and bed mat (with sleeve that helps reduce false detections)

Type

Mat and alarm Smart Bedside Alarm

Cost

$100, 1 year warranty

Alert

Sound (8 tones), vibration

Features

  • One-drop detection mat
  • Soft sleeve for mat
  • Bedside alarm

Cons

 

Guardian Bedwetting Alarm

Mat-and-alarm solution for all ages, comes with comfortable cotton pad in youth and adult sizes

Type

Mat and alarm Guardian Bedwetting Alarm

Cost

$100, 3-month limited

Alert

Sound (8 tones), vibration

Features

  • Soft, reversible cotton mat
  • Mat is available in two sizes

Cons

Mat may not be as sensitive as underwear sensor

Zest 4 Bedwetting Alarm

Low-cost wearable alarm with wide variety of alert choices, works for children and teens

Type

Wearable on pajama top Zest 4 Bedwetting Alarm

Cost

$35, 1 year warranty

Alert

Sound (8 tones), vibration

Features

  • Strong-grip sensor
  • FDA-registered
  • CE-certified

Cons

Can be uncomfortable and some users report that it is unreliable

Chummie Elite

Lightweight alarm for deep sleepers with two-step shut-off and discreet vibration for camps/sleepovers

Type

Wearable with snap-on alarm Chummie Elite

Cost

$80, 1 year warranty

Alert

Sound, vibration, light

Features

  • Multiple colors
  • 2-step shut-off for deep sleepers
  • One-drop detection
  • FDA registered
  • CE certified
  • Sticker reward chart

Cons

Some alarms malfunction

Chummie Pro

Well-rated choice for those who prefer alarm and pad over wearables

Type

Alarm and pad Chummie Pro

Cost

$100, 1 year warranty

Alert

Sound, light

Features

  • One-drop detection mat
  • Armband compatible
  • Low-battery alert
  • Multiple colors

Cons

Some users report delayed detection

Shibeier Bedwetting Alarm

Highly affordable armband alarm

Type

Wearable on arm Shibeier Bedwetting Alarm

Cost

$22

Alert

Sound, light, vibration

Features

  • Urologist-tested
  • Extra batteries included
  • Sticker chart

Cons

Some users report that it is unreliable

Nytone Bedwetting Alarm for Kids

Light, customizable, low-cost alarm worn on arm to minimize child discomfort

Type

Wearable on arm Nytone Bedwetting Alarm for Kids

Cost

$80, 1 year warranty

Alert

Sounds, vibrations, lights (customizable)

Features

  • Low-battery alert
  • Stabilizing clips

Cons

Alarm may not stay in place on restless sleepers

Best Buds

Highly affordable armband alarm with multiple alert choices

Type

Wearable on Arm Best Buds

Cost

$30, Full replacement, limited time

Alert

Sounds, vibration, lights

Features

  • Sticker rewards chart
  • Extra batteries included

Cons

Some users report malfunctions and unreliability

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