Review: Rodger Wireless Bedwetting Alarm System

The pros and cons of Rodger wireless alarm and how it compares to other products on the market.

rodger wirelessThe Rodger wireless bedwetting alarm system has 8 different alarm tones to wake the deepest sleepers. Having been available since 2003, it has a long track record of curing bedwetting.

The Rodger wireless system, as the name implies, has no wires and no alarm to wear. You can set the alarm to be very loud or very quiet with its volume control.

You don’t have to deal with trying to attach the sensor to children’s underwear and you don’t need to trouble yourself and the person with enuresis with disposable pads. The two unisex briefs that come with the Rodger system have built-in sensors that detect moisture. The sensor wires are sewn right into the fabric of the briefs to quickly detect wetness and set off the alarm. The alarm setup includes a receiver and a transmitter.

rodger demoWith the exception of the internal sensor, the underwear is just like any other underwear found in stores. It comes in all sizes, from XS (21-22” waist) all the way to XL (36-38” waist). You can always buy as many as you need. The sensors are actually invisible threads that run through the underwear and connect to a small, battery-operated transmitter that snaps into two press-studs at the waistband. The receiver should be plugged into a wall far enough away from the patient to cause them or their caregiver to have to get up and turn it off, thus alerting the wearer it’s time to go to the bathroom. If there is no electrical outlet in the room, the receiver alarm unit can be powered by two AA batteries.

Even with just a few drops the alarm will sound off loudly (or quietly, to avoid disturbing other sleepers, depending on the volume setting). The alarm will continue to sound until it is turned off. Turning off the alarm is a one-step process of pressing a reset button on the front of the receiver unit. With time (usually several weeks, but sometimes less) and patience, a person who is prone to bedwetting can be completely dry all night, get more rest, and feel better about him or herself. Camping or sleeping over at someone’s house will no longer be a stressful event.

In comparison, the DryBuddyFLEX has all the same features of the Rodger, but:

  • it costs less
  • it has a redundant sensor wire feature that the Rodger does not have (if a wire breaks with Rodger undergarments, moisture is not detected)
  • it has a wireless remote to turn off the alarm at a distance of up to 90 feet away so that you can quickly turn it off and get up to check on your heavy sleeper at the start of therapy without letting it sound for too long.
  • it has has a bed-shaker alarm unit to complement or be used in place of an audible alarm
  • it has the ability to chain transceivers to increase the distance between the user and the caregiver
  • it has the ability to use two separate bedwetting alarm systems in the same location without interference between each other when the alarm goes off. If Patient A wets the bed but Patient B is dry, only the alarm system for Patient A will go off.

Because of its additional features, we recommend the DryBuddyFLEX instead of the Rodger wireless bedwetting alarm system. You will get more features and convenience for less money with DryBuddyFLEX than with Rodger.