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What are the Different Types of Bedwetting Diapers?

Tara Barnett
Tara Barnett

Bedwetting diapers are diapers that are worn only at night when bedwetting is a problem. There are many different kinds of bedwetting diapers, and individuals often have a brand preference, but when choosing a diaper the primary considerations should be size and the amount of liquid the diaper will hold. A person might also consider getting reusable diapers, which can both save money and be more comfortable. For people who are old enough to be self-conscious about wearing diapers, the appearance of the diaper is also very important. Every brand makes diapers that are slightly different, so it may be a good idea to try a few different types.

There are bedwetting diapers for every size person, from child to adult. It is usually considered appropriate for a child who has been recently potty trained or who has not been potty trained yet to simply wear normal diapers around the clock. Size, in this case, is related more to weight than age, and so it is important to make sure that the diapers are sufficiently large for the person's size. Some people who are very heavy or very thin have a difficult time finding diapers in a store and may have to order them online. Wearing a diaper that fits makes leaks less likely.

A child sleeping.
A child sleeping.

The amount of liquid the diaper can absorb is important as well. Most of the time, diapers designed for bedwetting have sufficient absorbability so that they can prevent leaks. A diaper designed for minor incontinence may not be sufficient, so adults should look into how much liquid the diaper can absorb.

Another difference between bedwetting diapers is whether or not they are reusable. Since bedwetting typically does not involve defecation, many people are more willing to consider washing bedwetting diapers. As such, there are many attractive designs made of cloth. Some people find that reusable diapers do not match disposable ones in terms of leak protection, but they can be much less embarrassing and more environmentally friendly.

For older users, style is often a major consideration when looking into types of bedwetting diapers. Particularly for teens, bedwetting can be an embarrassing problem. For this reason, there are many types of bedwetting diapers that attempt to decrease the stigma associated with diapers by making them look more like underwear. These diapers may feature characters that the person likes or may simply look less like an infant diaper. When children are old enough to be embarrassed by wearing a diaper, it may be a good idea to allow the child to have some input into the type of diaper he or she wears.

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