The DRI Sleeper Eclipse Wireless Bedwetting Alarm is one of the newer alarms that have become available. This is a mid priced bedwetting alarm mostly aimed for use by children and teenagers.
It can also be used by adults where required.
The wireless design is obviously a big benefit of this alarm.
It reduces the intrusiveness of wired alarms (note that there’s nothing wrong with wired alarms, and many kids and adults do use them without issue).
One of the most common complains about some of the wired bedwetting alarms is how the cord or wire either causes discomfort to children while they’re trying to sleep, or it inadvertently detaches and the alarm can no longer activate throughout the night.
The DRI Sleeper Eclipse is not the only wireless option, but it’s become a popular choice most notably because it’s easy to use and the wireless design appeals to people who have either tried wired alarms with mixed results, or those who just want to jump straight into a wireless system.
It’s worth noting that DRI Sleeper also still has available their older and lower priced wired bedwetting alarm which is the Classic DRI Sleeper Excel.
How long until your child stops bedwetting with the DRI Sleeper Eclipse?
Every child will be different. Some children will have many consecutive dry nights within just a week or two of starting use of the alarm, then an occasional bedwetting night.
This is why it’s important to continue using the Eclipse alarm until the bedwetting has stopped completely.
With the consistent use of the DRI Sleeper Eclipse and the way a child is trained through the alarm to recognize a full bladder and wake up to use the toilet, most kids will stop bedwetting by 12 weeks.
Can you use the DRI Sleeper Eclipse with pull-up diapers, or only regular underwear?
To have the alarm able to detect moisture from urine, the wireless sensor needs to be placed in your child’s diaper or underwear at night. It can be used with regular underwear as well as pull-up diapers – as long as the sensor is placed inside.
If the sensor is outside your child’s underwear then it will not be able to detect moisture and this means the alarm won’t go off – resulting in bedwetting. While regular underwear is thin enough that the sensor can be placed on top, if your child is wearing pull-ups or other diapers, the sensor needs to be inside.
One common strategy is to have your child wear underwear, to which the sensor is placed on the outside (it can be secured gently with tape), and then use a pull-up diaper over the top.
One issue you might run into with diapers is sweating. Unlike cotton underwear, sweat can build up under the diaper and this can set off a false alarm.
The DRI Sleeper Eclipse is quite a sensitive alarm, so if your child wears pull-ups and also sweats throughout the night, the double layer option with underwear under the pull-ups with the sensor in between is an option worth trying.
Can you adjust the volume of the DRI Sleeper Eclipse Wireless Bedwetting Alarm?
The alarm is battery powered and you can choose to either place it near your child in bed, or you as parent can place it near you – depending on your child’s age and how you want to go about the night time toilet training if bedwetting occurs.
The alarm will work up to 40 feet away from where your child is sleeping with the sensor. It obviously needs to be loud enough to wake either you or your child (or both) when the sensor detects moisture.
The alarm volume on the DRI Sleeper Eclipse is adjustable.
At its default it is quite a loud alarm (some people find it easily wakes you up in the next room), but depending on how deep of a sleeper your child is, this volume will often be necessary to wake him or her, so they can go to the bathroom as is needed if you are going to make progress eliminating bedwetting using the DRI Sleeper Eclipse.
DRI Sleeper Eclipse not working?
If you’re not seeing a reduction in bedwetting like you expected from using the DRI Sleeper, it doesn’t mean the alarm itself isn’t working.
If the alarm is activating when moisture is detected, then it is working. The process of reducing and eliminating bedwetting is about much more than the alarm – this is a tool that us the first line of defence.
Once the alarm goes off, the process of waking and toilet training is the most critical factor. Without this, bedwetting is not likely to stop and that can make it appear that the alarm isn’t working (which is not the case).
If you are in fact having technical difficulty with the DRI Sleeper Eclipse alarm and it is not going off when your child wets the bed, there’s steps to take to fix the problem:
1. Firstly, the sensor needs to be able to sense moisture. If you place the sensor on top of your child’s diaper or on top of pyjamas, there’s going to be too thick of a barrier to detect mild to moderate levels of urine moisture. The sensor needs to placed underneath, or on top of cotton underwear.
2. The manufacturer has stated to some customers that nightlights in a room may interfere with the wireless transmission, and this can lead to a failure for the sensor to detect and activate the alarm. While this won’t always be a problem, if you’re noticing sporadic issues with urine detection or alarm activation and there are nightlights on, switch them off and there’s a good chance the problem will be resolved.
3. If you’ve placed the sensor according to all the recommendations and it’s still not activating the alarm when there’s moisture, you can contact the company for one on one support. They have customer support phone numbers around the world (in North America it’s 1-877-331-2768), or visit their official website to contact the company via email.