Bedwetting alarms have come a long way in recent years. What used to be an entire moisture-sensing sheet is now contained in a small unit than can be worn on the child’s sleeve at night – or even wireless.
The most popular bedwetting alarm on the market today is the Malem Enuresis Alarm, distributed in the U.S. by The Bedwetting Store. We were fortunate enough to have The Bedwetting Store send us both a sample Malem alarm, as well as a copy of the book Seven Steps to Nighttime Dryness. We were impressed with both.
The Malem alarms come in a variety of different models and differ not only in color but also functionality. Some have the standard alarm, some have a multitude of different alarms so the child will not become accustomed to just one sound. Most of them also have a flashing light located inside the body. What makes the new Malem alarms unique is their “grasping” mechanism that is designed to be fastened either on the inner flap of boys’ underwear fly, or on the outside where urine will make the underwear wet first.
The clip-on attachment is connected to the actual alarm through a plug that resembles a telephone jack. The alarm will continue to sound even if the clip is unfastened from the wet underwear, meaning the child will not be able to go back to sleep until the unit is definitely unfastened and their immediate needs taken care of.