Overnight underwear for 8 year old bedwetter?

I'm really tired of GoodNites... they're disposable and expensive! Is there a better, more natural choice of absorbent underwear for a bedwetter that also works well? Also, how do you deal with this? I was a bedwetter myself so I know the shame it can bring, so I don't make a big deal about it. I try to wake her at night, but sometimes the alarm doesn't go off, so I just wake her up to pee and put a towel down if she's wet the bed. I try to make sure she doesn't drink too late, but that doesn't always work either. And of course I end up doing an awful lot of laundry! Her pede prescribed her some medicine (Desmopressin), but I don't feel comfortable with meds. Any suggestions? Do those bedwetting alarms really work? They look complicated and uncomfortable. Do we just ride this out and hope she grows into her bladder someday?
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