I have tried this alarm on my son for 2 months now and we have been very disappointed.
The volume of the alarm is low, so our son only occasionally woke up to the alarm which resulted in little or no treatment at all. We have gotten crazy trying to fix the alarm to the collar by stitching Velcro to the collar which is a challenge in itself.
Every 15 days there is a need to change the batteries and this alarm uses 4 button cell batteries which will definitely increase the bills. Even changing the batteries is a nightmare as you have to open the entire product and you are always at risk of breaking the circuit board or damaging the connecting springs.
After using for almost 60 days we have seen absolutely no improvement.
With no change in results, we are very disappointed and definitely not recommended this product to anyone.
I have had a horrible experience with the Dri Sleeper alarm. The sensor is extremely thick and uncomfortable. My son was so uncomfortable that he refused to wear the alarm after 1 week of using it.
There is no way to attach the sensor to the underwear, similarly there is no way to attach the alarm unit to the dress collar.
Since the sensor is black color, it leaves black ink marks on the underwear, make sure to use only a black underwear while wearing this alarm.
Not a product worth recommending.
This cant be a medical device. It functions like a substandard toy.
The plastic casing for the alarm is of very poor quality, prone to scratches and will break if it accidentally slips from your hand. Also there is no way to attach the alarm on the t-shirt. When I called customer support in New Zealand, yes its an international call. I was told that the only choice I had is to attach it with Velcro, I cant stitch Velcro. I mean are you really serious velcro. I thought of leaving it alongside the bed, but the cords too short for that.
BTW, how do you expect a 7 year old to sleep with such a thick sensor. Per the manual, the alarms actual detection sensor is in between a plastic casing which has tiny little inlets. By the time the product buzzes at night my child is soaking.
Dri Sleeper stopped working for me after 5 days of using it just like a poorly built flimsy toy. I returned my malfunctioning alarm to target. I dont recommend this product.
My mother in law gave this to us when our twins were sick. It was so hard to take their temps with the under arm thermometer we had. This one is so easy to use it only takes a couple seconds to read the temp. It's so fast baby almost doesn't know what's going on. My only complaint is that it gives different readings every time. I would take the temp in the same ear twice and it would give two different readings. If you're looking for quick ease of use this the the thermometer to get.
The model we have came from [.] but looks to be the essentially the same item. My mother bought one for me when we found out we were expecting and I love it.It does take a minute or two to figure out how to use properly so read the instructions carefully. After that it's easy. Essentially, hit 'scan' to turn on. It'll display the last recorded temp. Wait till the 'F' is flashing. Insert in ear, it'll beep to tell you it's positioned right. Hit scan and it'll beep when it's done. You have to wait till the 'F' is flashing on the screen though before trying to take your temp otherwise it will try to record the ambient air temp and spit back a 'Lo' reading.Other reviewers have sited issues with the battery indicator but we haven't had issues with that at all and I take it with me every where we go.As for the temperature problems mentioned, we haven't had issues with that either. When I felt ill recently I used ours to monitor my high fever that topped out at 104.
I usually dont write reviews but these reviews seem one sided. This model is quick, easy to use, and accurate. We have another style which scans on the forehead but it is not as consistent. Hope this helps someone.
I too have this same thermometer under the name Reli On. I got it as a baby shower gift and was excited because I'd been wanting to get an ear thermometer. This thing is just horrible. It's super complicated to use. We had to read the instructions at least 4 times over and we still couldn't get the thing to work correctly the majority of the time. If you don't turn off the instant read sensor, you get the wrong temp because it reads it at whatever the temp is at 9 seconds. Even with the sensor off, I'm pretty sure the temp is wrong. It would give us between 94-97 for the baby, and when I took his temp rectally it was over 100. Do not buy this and if you get it as a gift, take it back before you open it. I am going to look for a more reliable ear thermometer asap.
This thing worked great on the back of a Blackhawk and it's still working great even stateside on the back of an ambulance. Even works well in loud environments like nightclubs and next to freeways. Plus it's lightweight and highly resilient. What can you say, it's probably the most bang for your buck Littmann on the market. Big time acoustics difference from it's competitors. As a matter of fact, it served it's purpose so well, my little brother took it with him to medical school. I have to get me another. Over 4 years old and it still rocks!
I only own one of these and have had it for years. It turns out this one isn't only our funnest thermometer, but the most accurate one we own. I went on line to see if I could buy another *one* (but who wants to spend $.. on, or needs 5 thermometers?!) and am disappointed that they are not sold separately as they were in stores. Now, I can't find them in stores! I've got a lot of other thermometers, this one is the best of them all. I'm ready to dump the others, as soon as I can buy just *one* more (not five more). Oh, yeah, the kids? Of course this is their favorite! It makes being sick just a little less scary when taking temps. This really is a great product.
I opened the package, followed the directions, and the unit didn't work. When you turn it on, the LCD display test is supposed to show, then the last temp taken shows, then the "F" (for Fahrenheit) is supposed to flash, indicating the unit is ready to take the temperature. The unit I purchased keeps alternating between displaying the LCD display test and the last temp taken. The "F" never flashes. It seems to me that the unit keeps resetting itself. I called the customer service number on the back of the thermometer, but the office was closed for the weekend (so tell your kids not to get sick on weekends). My husband is taking the unit back as I write this and we will get the "old fashioned" kind of thermometer. They are cheaper and at least they work.