I remember seeing a documentary about the effectiveness of various approaches. They tested just kegels vs pelvic toner vs electrical stimulation (a slender tone for your vag).
Way out in front in terms of effectiveness was the electrical stimulation. I think they start at around £50. Not sure if this is shown in clinical trials but worth considering. On my baby shower list for sure.
I've been wondering this too. On the one hand I thought maybe it would make the squeezes more effective. On the other I thought maybe I'd do them less often for needing to be in an ..erm...appropriate situation to get it in .
I had the same problem and went to see a great women's health physio at SixPhysio. I think it's about £50 a visit but you don't need many visits because you do all the exercises in your own time. I only went twice and it's the best £100 I ever spent.
I'd get a referral to your local womens health physio, not only will they check you are doing exercises properly they will advise on good positions to do the exercises. You might need a little muscle stimulation to help get you started. Generally there as been a move away from using pelvic toners as you learn to use your muscles in a different way... Long holds instead of the quick hold you would need during a cough/sneeze or higher impact exercise activities. Good luck!
Following the birth of dc2 and not taking notice of 'practice your kegals' advice I am now wetting myself when I do my exercises (serves me right) so although I've been doing the boring but necessary job of squeezing + holding, its taking time, so I wanted to know if anyone can recommend a toner?