Let’s talk about something that most people don’t chat about — bedwetting. We’re not talking about toddlers, but older kids from age 7 on. Commonly referred to as enuresis, bedwetting can be a real struggle for both children and parents, and it can be so disheartening for everyone involved.
Collin talked openly about this subject 3 years ago when it was happening to one of her children, and our gracious readers offered an overwhelming amount of support. While it’s no longer an issue, we wanted to open the dialogue again to help any readers who may be struggling with bedwetting in their own household.
Bedwetting, while not uncommon for toddlers and children under 7, can still occur as children get older. In fact, 10% of 7-year olds and 5% of 10-year olds are still wetting the bed.
Some common causes include genetics, difficulties waking up from sleep, stress, slow development to the central nervous system, hormonal factors, UTIs, abnormalities, or simply a small bladder. Usually the occurrence is nothing to worry about, though according to the Mayo Clinic, you should consult with a doctor if your child still wets the bed after age 7, starts to wet the bed after a few months of being dry at night, or if bedwetting is accompanied by painful urination, unusual thirst, pink or red urine, hard stools, or snoring. Together with your doctor, you can devise a plan of action to find a solution.
When Collin’s older child was struggling with bedwetting, she had tried everything from limiting liquids at night to waking up at night multiple times to use the bathroom with absolutely no success. It was disheartening, frustrating, and expensive, from spending tons of money on GoodNites BedTime Underwear to washing sheets literally every day! Not to mention the heartbreak she had for her child dealing with this stressful situation. 😞
So how did she end up resolving the bedwetting issue? It wasn’t until she tried the Malem Ultimate Bedwetting Alarm that she finally found success! And no, they are not paying us for this product recommendation.
Yes, it is on the pricey side… BUT it does work. It wasn’t easy (it definitely requires a commitment!), but it was was well worth the time and investment! My child has now been bedwetting-free for years and can confidently go to sleepovers and summer camp. It sure makes my heart happy.
Check out this video of her experience using the Malem Bedwetting Alarm and the incredible results it returned!
Still not convinced? Our readers took to the comments the last time we had this discussion, and the results of using this alarm have been tremendous!
“We purchased a bedwetting alarm when our son was about seven years old. It was well worth the money — it helped him go from wet every night to completely dry every night in the matter of a week! We have also lent it out several times to others whose kids were struggling with bedwetting – so it really has paid off since at least half a dozen kids have been nighttime trained from one alarm!” – Jennifer
“This alarm has made all the difference for my 10-year-old son. I was really hesitant to buy it because it was expensive, but I’m so glad I did — it took him one week of waking up to the alarm. Now we are 7 months out and he does not need to wear it anymore. Not one accident! I am in the process of using this on my 7-year-old daughter. She is doing great so far but thinking it may take a little longer than a week. Overall great product and very accurate!” – Tiffany
“THANK YOU for posting this video! My son is 8 years old and has struggled with bedwetting every night! I decided to invest in this alarm hoping it would work for us! It took only 10 days! He has been dry every morning! I just wish I purchased this sooner! It is worth the $100 for sure!” – Kristen
“I swear this post is the exact replica of our story. My son was still wetting the bed at 11 and I finally spent the money on this alarm and it ABSOLUTELY WORKED! I can’t explain “how”, but it did. He, too, was a very deep sleeper. We even took him to a urologist and considered medication (for a millisecond). So happy we went this route instead. Awesome post — so happy you’re sharing your story! 🙂” – Sherry
“The alarm worked for us when my daughter was about 7 or 8 years old. She had been dry overnight for years and then developed bedwetting. The alarm “cured” her and she’s been dry for over a year.” – Jodi
“We started using this with my 8-year-old during Spring Break this past year. It took all summer long, but he was finally dry at night. When school started again, he relapsed, but it is not as bad as it had been. In fact, last night, he actually woke himself up when he started to pee and was able to get up and use the bathroom without getting his sheets wet. It is definitely the best $100 I have spent. My 5-year-old daughter is still in GoodNites at night, but she is not nearly as wet as my son was. I will give her a couple of more years and we will start using it with her, too.” – Rebecca
“My youngest had an issue with this and when she turned 5 our pediatrician had a bedwetting clinic that we were able to get her into and this alarm came highly recommended. Before this, she was in Pull-Ups every night and completely soaked in the morning. We limited liquids after supper but she was such a deep sleeper that we had to “retrain” her brain they called it to wake up to the signals when she had to go. It took about 7 weeks (including the last two weeks of wearing it completely dry) and the whole household was awake at times but it was worth it! I think the key was that we could never turn the alarm off for her… she had to be the one to wake up and make it to the bathroom and shut it off herself. She has not had an issue with bedwetting since. 🙂” – Steph
If you have an older child who is currently wetting the bed or know someone who struggles with this, we sincerely hope that this post and video provides some much-needed answers for you!
Have you used the Malem Bedwetting Alarm or another method to stop enuresis?
We’d love to have you share your experience with us in the comments!
Written by Emily for Hip2Save. Emily lives in Buffalo, NY where she spends her time drinking lots of coffee, scouring the internet for deals, and tackling DIY projects. She’s a big believer in self-care and living the fullest life possible, all while saving money of course.