Innovative Diaper Alarms from Potty Patrol (Review and Giveaway)

by Guest Contributor

When our 18 month old son started showing early signs of readiness for potty training, I thought to myself “Oh, NO! I haven’t researched this yet.” I thought I had time until he was at least 2 years old (from everything I’ve been told and heard). But I quickly made my way to my favorite mommy sites, Google and of course…friends and family. What I realized is that not a lot of them had the experience I was looking for with an 18 month old.

I took to Google and actually typed the words “diaper alarm” to see if there was something I was missing and something that might be able to help. Within the same week, I was given the wonderful opportunity to review Potty Patrol – Potty Training Alarm Diapers for 5 Minutes for Mom.

That’s right moms, alarm diapers DO exist! These diapers are wonderful and served the purpose that I so desperately needed them to. The starter kit comes with boy or girl diapers, 24 sensor diapers, a sensor and a training guide. The diapers fit weights of between 25 and 40lbs. They are so easy to use and my son thought the sensor was pretty cool. He felt the need to keep pulling up his shirt to show everyone he met. Ha.

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All you have to do is place the Potty Patrol sensor diaper on your child, making sure the snaps are on the front. Then you snap the sensor onto the front of the diaper. Once it’s snapped on, the sensor is automatically activated.

Then all I had to do was listen for the alarm to sound, which was a short siren noise and then it played Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star twice. It wasn’t obtrusive and the choice in song was great because it didn’t scare my son at all, the siren sound wasn’t bad either. He seemed a little worried about it at first because it was something new coming from his diaper, but after the second diaper he wanted to investigate the sensor to see if there were buttons that would make it do it again.

Once you hear the alarm and song, QUICKLY take your child to the potty, the faster the better. They will make the cause and effect connection that potty = toilet. Once my son got over the sounds with the first couple of diapers, he made the connection pretty fast. So far, we’ve used 12 diapers and with each one we had fewer and fewer accidents and my son hums Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star when he sits on the potty now.

Once you’re done with the diaper, unsnap it and it will automatically reset it (so cool!). Then it can be stored or snapped onto a new diaper. I’m pretty excited to use these when we potty train during the nighttime hours. I’m such a light sleeper that any sound will wake me, especially through the baby monitor, and I can go in and take him to the potty, so we don’t have wet sheets as well.

Potty Patrol does offer refill kits ($19.99) and the alarm is reusable with them. That made me extremely happy and I thought the value of the starter kit was great ($29.99) since I’m sure the nighttime training will take a little longer to accomplish.

The only negative aspect I can comment about is the fact that my son was obsessed with the sensor at first and could figure out how to pull it off on his own. Don’t get me wrong, the snaps are very secure and tight; my son is just strong and tenacious when he sets his mind to something. The sensor is a little bulky (probably because I’m using it on an 18 month old) and stuck out of his clothes, no big deal to me but it might bother some moms.

Overall it was a great experience using the Potty Patrol Alarm Diapers and I would recommend it to my friends and family when they ask. It worked for us when I really needed it to and I’m happy to say we are daytime potty trained within a week.

Win a Boys Starter Kit or Girls Starter Kit from Potty Patrol

We will have one winner of a Boys Starter Kit and one winner of a Girls Starter Kit from Potty Patrol. Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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Disclosure: This is part of a promotional campaign with Potty Patrol. All opinions expressed belong to the author.



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1 HappyMomC September 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I’d select the Girls Starter Kit!

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2 Jamie Brigham September 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Definitely the boys starter kit.

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3 Jennifer C. September 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I would choose the girls starter kit – As my daughter has shown interest in the potty recently. Having 3 kids in 35 months time I’ve already had enough diapers to deal with and I’d be happy to have 2 out of 3 be potty trained ;)

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4 latanya September 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

the boys starter kit

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5 Summer D September 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Boys Starter Kit for us.

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6 Brittany Odonnell September 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm

id choose the girls starter kit

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7 Anne Lehnick September 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I need the girls starter kit. I just got a note home this week that my daughter tinkled while on the potty at daycare, so we need to get on this potty training thing with her right away!

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8 Christine September 20, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I need both of them.
Thanks for the chance!

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9 Mary Happymommy September 21, 2012 at 8:10 am

I would need the girls’ kit.

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10 K.Pugh September 21, 2012 at 9:37 am

I’d choose the Boys Kit

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11 Denise M September 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

i would choose the girls kit

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12 Heather Hayes Panjon September 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I Would Choose The Girl Kit Thanks !:)

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13 Jenny September 21, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I would choose the girl starter kit.

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14 Addison Kat September 22, 2012 at 3:38 am

I would select the Boys Starter Kit

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15 Jennifer Marie September 22, 2012 at 9:57 am

I would like the boys.

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16 Ashley S September 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I have two boys :) so boys!

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17 Ju P. September 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I’d select the boys kit

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18 WinItMama September 22, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I would pick the Boys kit!

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19 Carolsue September 22, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I would select the one for boys
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20 brooke t September 23, 2012 at 6:20 am

the boys starter kit

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21 Karen Gonyea September 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Girls Starter Kit :)

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22 Hoa Le September 23, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I would choose the Boys Starter Kit.

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23 Shannon Baas September 23, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I would likehe boys.

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24 lana September 23, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I would select a boys for my one year old

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25 Mindy McCrea September 23, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Boys starter kit!

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26 Star September 23, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I’d have to go with the boys starter kit :)

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27 renee walters September 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm

I’d choose the Boys Kit!

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28 Kelly H. September 24, 2012 at 10:16 am

I need the girls starter kit.

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29 Jennie September 24, 2012 at 11:53 am

I’d pick the girls one.

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30 Jessica September 24, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I’d get the boys starter kit!

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31 Ciara B. September 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

boys starter kit

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32 gaitha September 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I would pick the boys kit. Thanks!

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33 Tonya Fullenkamp September 25, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Boys starter kit for my little guy

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34 christine jessamine September 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm

i would love the girls!

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35 Lentil September 25, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I’d take the girls

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36 Missy September 26, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The boy kit

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37 Tamar September 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

For my daughter, I’d need the girls

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38 Dana September 28, 2012 at 12:01 am

I want the boys starter kit for my 13 month old son!

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39 kelly g September 28, 2012 at 10:29 am

boys starter kit

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40 Staci A September 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm

We’d love the boy’s kit!

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41 Karen Medlin September 28, 2012 at 11:03 pm

I would choose the Boys Starter Kit

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42 CHELSEA September 29, 2012 at 9:10 am

It would be a boy stater kit

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43 Denise September 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I like the girls starter kit!!!

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44 Meghan Finley September 30, 2012 at 1:04 am

girls kit for me

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45 Stephanie Larison September 30, 2012 at 1:36 am

I would choose the kit for girls

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46 vera September 30, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I would select the boys starter kit.

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47 Marty Harris September 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I would choose the kit for girls

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48 Marla Bland September 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm

boys starter kit

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49 Shantel Davis September 30, 2012 at 7:24 pm

boys because i have two sons

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50 Daiva October 1, 2012 at 6:57 am

I’d like Boys Starter Kit

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51 Cristy October 1, 2012 at 9:26 am

I would use the boy one . I’m a first time mom with a 2 year old boy ;)

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52 Shannon October 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Boys starter kit!

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53 Stacey October 1, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Boy starter kit

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54 Samantha Meyer October 1, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I would like the girls kit. My sister is expecting my 3rd niece in January!

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55 erica f October 2, 2012 at 12:14 am

a girls kit =)

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56 Jennifer October 2, 2012 at 10:10 am

I would love to win a boys kit for my son!

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57 Lindsey Ketchum October 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

I desperately need a girls kit!

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58 Sonya October 2, 2012 at 11:35 am

I’d love the girl starter kit!

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59 Melissa October 2, 2012 at 11:43 am

The boys starter kit!

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60 JoAnn F. October 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I would need the boy starter kit.
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61 Erika P. October 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I would choose a girls starter kit.

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62 Nicole N October 2, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I would take the girls!

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63 Kirby McCauley October 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I would choose the girls kit.

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64 Bonnigene October 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I would select the girls starter kit :)

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65 kathy pease October 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm

id choose the boys kit

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66 Lisa Garner October 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Girls starter kit.

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67 Mary Jensen October 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I need the boys starter kit!

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68 amy deeter October 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm

the girls kit

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69 Valerie Taylor Mabrey October 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm

girl starter kit
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70 Jennifer Peaslee October 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Boys starter kit

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71 Robert Pyszk October 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I would pick the Boys starter kit

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72 Shannon Schuler October 2, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I have never heard of these what a great idea!!

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73 susan smoaks October 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm

the girls starter kit!

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74 Chelsea M October 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I would select the girl’s starter kit.

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75 vikki Billings October 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm

I would choose the girl starter kit

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76 Sarah Yurga October 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm

I need the girls set for my daughter

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77 Dawn Reid October 3, 2012 at 12:22 am

Boys Starter Kit
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78 Angelica Rodriguez October 3, 2012 at 12:39 am

I would select the girls because I am having a baby girl in three months(:

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79 SaverSara October 3, 2012 at 8:24 am

I’d pick the boys kit. THanks!

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80 Kerrie Mayans October 3, 2012 at 9:37 am

I would choose the girls starter kit.

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81 Angela Neynaber October 3, 2012 at 9:58 am

I would select the girl kit for my daughter. She will be 2 next month and were hoping to get to potty training in the next 6 months.

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82 shanta spradlin October 3, 2012 at 10:30 am

I would pick the boys starter kit

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83 Krystal October 3, 2012 at 11:32 am

I would select the boys starter kit.

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84 jessica schueler October 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I would like the Boys please :)

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85 Sheree Algie October 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I would select the girls.

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86 jenny October 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I would choose a boy’s starter kit

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87 Gianna October 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Girls Starter Kit for my twins.

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88 matt roren October 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm

i have 2 girls so i would say girls

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89 rebecca day October 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm

i would choose the boys starter kit if i won

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90 melissa Resnick October 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm

BOY ( FOR MY NEPHEW)

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91 Jessica A October 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Girls starter kit.

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92 holly October 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm

i would choose girls :)

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93 Teresa Thompson October 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Girls starter kit.

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94 melina r October 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I would select the boys starter kit

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95 Heidi Bradford October 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I would choose the BOYS starter kids … I have 3 boys and I need this! :c )

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96 Carole I October 3, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Boy starter kit :)

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