The DryEasy bedwetting alarm is a feature-rich, yet low cost enuresis alarm. It stands out from other products in this price range with some additional features and options that are often only found in higher priced alarms.
Get a quick summary of the best and worst things to look out for with the DryEasy right here, before I dive into more details throughout this review!
- More adjustable settings than other low priced alarms
- Loudest volume is audible from other rooms in the house, so you don’t have to sleep in your child’s room
- Despite a somewhat finnicky clip, it’s more likely to stay clipped on once you’ve got it on – a common issue with many alarms is that the clip doesn’t stay on all night
The Potential Issues
- Like almost all alarms, some people experience a high sensitivity of the sensor where it detects wetness if there’s no urine – this does not tend to be a common problem with the DryEasy though
- Getting a good attachment to the child can take a little more effort than some other brands
- 6 different sounds: prevents a child getting used to the one sound and not waking up
- 4 volume levels to choose from: unique feature not seen in other low cost alarms
- Up to 85dB volume at the highest setting
- Three alert modes lets you personalize for your child: Sound and vibration, Sound only or Vibration only
- Progress card and sticker set provides fun motivation for children
What You Get
- Alarm device
- Sticker set
- Progress card
- 2 AAA batteries
How It Works
The DryEasy lets you pick from 4 volume levels. This is something you don’t see on all alarms, with some other cheap models having users note that they found the sound not loud enough to wake their child.
The DryEasy alarm works up to a maximum volume of 85db at the highest setting. This is about the same volume of a standard alarm clock.
The loudest volume level is obviously most ideal for deep sleepers, and this can be combined with a vibration alert going off at the same time.
Alternatively, you can set the alarm to discreet mode where vibration only is activated when wetness is detected; this is particularly good if your child wants to use the alarm at sleepovers and other places where they might be embarrassed to have other people hearing the alarm.
The sensor clamp is a different design from some of the other cheap alarm models.
It’s more substantial than a simple clip seen in some other products and is designed to be locked into place on the pants, to avoid it coming unclipped during the night.
DryEasy calls their sensor the “ToggleSmart” and they say it’s been developed to fill the gaps and avoid the problems of other enuresis alarm sensors, which is the most important part of the device. It’s been designed to be easy to dry and clean (so you can re-attach it straight away), and to avoid false alarms.
How long should it take before you child starts having dry nights?
The answer is that it totally varies for every individual. The goal of a bedwetting is to train your child to be aware that he or she has a full bladder and needs to wake up and go to the bathroom.
The amount of time this takes can range from just a couple of weeks, to a couple of months.
Some people find that it takes a month or so to start seeing regular dry nights using the alarm, and then you should of course continue using it until there are zero incidents of bedwetting.
It’s not uncommon for a child to relapse into bedwetting after stopping use of the alarm; it simply means that she/he needs a more gradual transition from stopping use of the alarm.
Stopping bedwetting is all about patience and being motivated: both for child and parents.
- Low cost
- 2 step shut off process prevents a child going straight back to sleep and wetting the bed
- 6 different selectable sounds – play at random or choose a single sound
- Loud sound – at the highest sound level people noted their deep sleeping child was woken
- 2 step switch off process – ensures child wakes and doesn’t ignore the alarm
- Not always reliable; as with all cheaper alarms, can be prone to false alarms
- Could be better made; clip is not the highest quality and has broken for some people
- Clip design a little awkward compared with other brands – some people noted it was difficult to attach at times
The only way to avoid the disadvantages of a low price alarm like the DryEasy is to increase your budget to a higher level model.
But for those on a lower budget who just want to get started right now with a enuresis alarm, the DryEasy is still providing good results for many people.
It’s often the small features that make a product stand out from others in the same price range, and that’s what DryEasy does.
It’s ability to let you adjust the sound volume is an advantage, especially for deep sleepers. It also means light sleeping kids won’t be startled by an alarm that’s too loud.
Additionally, being able to select one particular sound from the 6 available, or just having them cycle through randomly means you can really tailor the alarm to how your child reacts.
If you find a certain sound out of the six wakes him or her up better, you can pick just that one. Many people find that setting it to random is the ideal solution though, as it stops a child getting used to one particular type of sound which can reduce the chances of waking up.
Check out the DryEasy at Amazon