Never force a child to wear diapers or rubber pants at night for
bed-wetting. But some children may choose to wear
nighttime training pants, which are a type of disposable diaper or underpants.
These are easier than wet sheets to change in the middle of the night, and some
children may not mind wearing them. There are many sizes available, and most
children can find one that will fit. If they choose, older children may be able
to wear a small adult disposable undergarment, such as Attends or
If your child chooses to wear disposable underpants, here are some
Encourage your child to get up and take off the
wet underpants as soon as your child notices the wetness.
your child to use disposable wet wipes or a damp washcloth to clean urine off
the skin to prevent irritation, rashes, and urinary tract
Provide a special container for disposing of wet
disposable underpants to reduce odor.
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