I just found this site and decided I should tell our story too. I hope it helps others. My son always had a bedwetting problem and I wish that I had not taken away his night diapers but I did. Later, my sister finally convinced me to put him back in them. We are all so glad we did this. We lived with the smelly bedroom and daily laundry as well as being fearful of his friends coming over and finding out.
When he was ten, My sister was keeping him for two weeks while I was in a work related shool in the summer. I agreed that it was time and she got him started. She would diaper him along with her 1 and 4 yr old every night and yes at first it was somewhat embarrassing for him. Before the end of the two weeks however, my son was very open about how nice it was to wake up in a dry bed and being warm. he liked it!
We started out with triple thick cloth diapers and Gerber baby pants. When he was 12, I had to start buying the gerber 'toddler' size and I changed to what I always called a 'double double' diaper. I really believe there is nothing that works as well or is as comfy for an infant or child as the old cloth diapers.
My son is now 14 and still in night time double double cloth diapers and he will not go to bed without one on. I have moved up to larger plastic pants for him I buy on the internet which works wonderfully.
This is the best thing we ever did to help my son. His outlook and school work have improved too. If done properly ( however it works for you ) it is a wonderful solution to incontinence. My son wets at night partly due to type II diabetes.
Raylene and son Travis
Published On: October 17, 2008