When people mention bedwetting diapers, some people automatically picture in their minds some old woman or man sitting in a wheel chair or in bed with a diaper on because they have not control over their bladder. This is not the picture you should be having but a small part of it is true. The person does not have control over their bladder, but it at night when they are sleeping. Some people just sleep too sound and do not feel the urge to go to the bathroom so they just urinate in the bed.
These should not be used to embarrass a child or an older adult because they have this problem. It is to help them have good nights sleep without waking up to wet cold pajamas and sheets. Doctors do not like to recommend them for teenagers because this does not address the issue of why they are still wetting the bed at this age.
When you consider using this method to help with bedwetting you need to decide if you want to use the one that is disposable, or the one that is made from absorbing cotton, which you will have to wash. There are positive and negative arguments with each of these bedwetting diapers but all you need to be concerned with is the age of the child, how the child will feel wearing these, and the child being comfortable.
Before using these, you should make sure that there are no underlying causes for the bedwetting. Some adults that have to wear them are bedridden, or have been in an accident and it is hard for them to get up. Most children outgrow their bedwetting habit by the age of 15. Bedwetting can be embarrassing for the child, especially if there is a sleep over and none of his friends has that problem. Instead of letting his friends know about his problem he opts to stay home and makes some type of excuse not to go.
Not all of these bedwetting diapers look like a diaper. There are some for boys that look like very similar to underwear and they fit a boy up to one hundred and ten pounds. You can also find bedwetting panties and briefs. Just because it is a diaper does not mean that it has to look like one. When you purchase them, make sure that they are comfortable to wear at night.
Do what you can to help your children feel more comfortable with this situation. Bed wetting diapers do work, but it may take time for your son or daughter to make the adjustment.