The use of a bedwetting nappies or diapers are generally not recommended by medical practitioners for child bedwtting, teenage bedwetting or adult bedwetting, due to the fact that it doesn’t actually address the main problem of bedwetting itself – it just keeps the sheets dry.
Putting your school-age child in bedwetting nappies or diapers can also be demeaning to a child as they have negative thoughts of being a ‘baby’ and their self esteem plummets.
The use of a nappy or diaper can also be destructive in trying to teach your child’s body new habits, as it subconsciously tells them that it’s okay to wet the bed because they have something on to catch the expelled urine.
Concentrating on fixing the condition at hand is the ideal way to go so that there is a long-term solution to the problem, rather than a product that masks the real issue.
People who still feel there is a place for the use of a bedwetting nappy or diaper may find them useful in situations such as vacations or sleepovers. However, this may also lead back to the self esteem issue as the child may be teased by their peers. Many people find that the use of the drug Desmpressin (DDVAP) is useful in this type of ‘special occasion’ situation, and is reported to be effective and discreet for users.
For some people (especially an adult or teen with secondary nocturnal enuresis), using a bedwetting nappy or diaper is the only option that they have, there are a number of different options to be considered when choosing one that is right for your needs. Diapers come as either cloth or disposables – dependent on your preferences. Disposables also come in a ‘pull up’ variety, which are like a pair of underwear and are tape-less. Also available on the market are incontinence pads which are ideal for a lower flow of urine.
To save money when purchasing nappies or diapers, buy them over the internet. This will save you money (as well as it providing a discreet service), as many internet traders are able to offer discounted products due to lower operating costs.