Potty Training Diapers Now Come With Alarms to Scare the Crap Out of Your Kids

Say What!? 33

potty patrol diapersPotty training! Fun times it is not. I can deal with pee pee accidents, but poop of the mushy variety stresses me out. I prefer the marbles. Of course, the wear no diapers route for potty training isn’t for everyone, which is why someone invented Potty Patrol, potty training alarm diapers. Yes, parents, it’s a diaper that has an alarm go off when it starts to get wet. And then it plays "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."

I kid you not.

Um, shouldn't it be “tinkle tinkle little star" instead? Invented by two dads who combined have potty trained nine kids, these special diapers set off the sounds so everybody knows to get the kid to the potty posthaste, and the training begins!

Hey, whatever works. The dads claim this will help kids potty train faster and give them more confidence and dignity. All things I am into for my kids. But I can’t help but feel the alarm would literally scare the crap out of my son, making him never ever want to pee or poo for fear of the next time the alarm went off. You should see my kids when I burn things and the smoke alarm goes off. Complete panic! Tears! And me fanning the ceiling with two terrified toddlers gripping onto my legs.

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So now this alarm sound will be coming from the diaper itself, attached to my kid? And it goes off when they start to tinkle? And then they hear "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" afterward? Of course the alarm wouldn't be as loud as a smoke alarm, but still. This is triggered by peeing. Would that be frightening for the kids? Would they come to expect this after each and every bathroom sensation? Will it ruin the song, forever banishing it from our nighttime sing-a-longs? Is there any kind of weird association we need to be concerned about?

I want to potty train my kids fast and say goodbye to diapers forever just like any parent. So expensive! This tactic might work great for some, and I’d love to hear from you if it did. But potty training this way might not be the right thing for my little ones. Then again, this goes for any and all things parenting-related. So again, whatever works.

What do you think of Potty Patrol diapers? Would you try them? Have you?


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Misty... Misty.Dawn

so i imagine there has to be some sort of electrical device to make the alarm go off. Pee plus something electrical? Id rather not :/ to make it where it would be safe when the device played, wouldnt they have to be super expensive?

sberr... sberry0509

My daughter is already potty trained, but I wouldn't mind getting these for her at bed time. It would wake her up and then hopefully start to train her that she needs to go potty in the middle of the night.

Todd Vrancic

Gee, how did parents ever manage before all these nifty gadgets?  There, now I have indulged my inner luddite.

PinkB... PinkButterfly66

Potty Patrol training pants are $30 for 24.

nonmember avatar mehak vohra

m vry vry excited to hear the sound of such alalm!!!!

morga... morgani6904

Too expensive for my taste. Plus I prefer the "old fashinioned" method. 

butte... butterflyfreak

I think this is taking technological advancements a little too far...

nonmember avatar Michelle

Todd, I LOVE your voice of reason :) Frankly, I think ANY "gadgets" for potty training are a complete waste of time and money (including Pull-Ups and the like). Our parents somehow managed to potty train us and I trained our 3-year old without any gadgets either. It IS possible!

Kazoo22 Kazoo22

If it goes off when the diaper gets wet, doesn't that mean they've already peed and it's too late to get them to go to the bathroom? It's not like right when you hear the music, you shout "quit peeing!" and rush them to the bathroom.

Crystal Farmer

That is the stupidest thing I have ever seen.  I think only lazy parents would use these.

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