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Expert answers has been designed to guide you through common bedwetting questions. These include bedwetting management, bedwetting alarms and how parents can help their child through this phase. Explore all you need to know about bedwetting with DryNites®.

Dr Catherine
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2-4 years
4-7 years
8-15 years
My son is almost 7 and weighs 30kg though is not overweight but ...

Unfortunately there are no simple answers when it comes to understanding children’s bedwetting. The most common causes of bedwetting include a larger than normal production of urine overnight, difficulty in responding to a full bladder as we

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Girl
4-7 years
My daughter has just turned four. She's been out of night nappie...

It is not unusual for children to waiver between periods of dryness and return to wetting as they move toward achieving permanent nighttime continence. Given she was dry for up to 6 months it would be worth having her checked by your doctor just

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Girl
4-7 years
Hello, our 7 year old son has developed an issue with wetting th...

Your son is experiencing a condition known as secondary nocturnal enuresis (SNE) – this is the term used to describe a situation where children who have been previously dry for six or more months then begin wetting the bed again. When it com

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Girl
8-15 years
Hi Catherine Our daughter is 25.5 months and she wears Huggies 1...

It is perfectly normal for your 2-year-old daughter to still be wetting the bed at night with many children continuing to do so right up to school age. While some children become dry at night a few weeks or months after achieving daytim

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Girl
2-4 years
I am 25years of age I have some issues with bet wetting mainly a...

I am assuming you are currently under the care of a specialist so I am reluctant to give any specific advice around treatment as I do not want to counteract any advice or treatment plan you are currently following. It may, however, be worth

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Girl
8-15 years
The last two nights my 3yo has refused to wear a nappy to bed bu...

The time between achieving daytime control and nighttime continence is quite variable with many children not achieving nighttime control until school age. Bedwetting is typically not seen as an issue or condition until children are at least 5 or

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Girl
2-4 years
My 5 year old son wets the bed every single night. He has been t...

Given his age and the frequency of his wetting I would certainly recommend taking him to see a doctor. While many children his age do outgrow bedwetting on their own without the need for intervention - children who experience nightly bedwetting l

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Girl
4-7 years
Can I get a free sample and he is a bedwetter. Shoud he wear dry...

DryNites have been specifically designed to cater for older children so that they do not feel that they are wearing a nappy to bed, and therefore do not impact negatively on their self-esteem. You can certainly request a sample off the website to

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Girl
8-15 years
We moved 6 weeks ago & since moving my daughter who is 6 has...

It is not unusual for children to return to wetting at night at times of high stress – and moving house can certainly be a causes of stress among young children. If her return to bedwetting is in direct response to getting used

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Girl
4-7 years
How do they bedwet

Bedwetting can result from a number of factors with the three most common causes being (1) an overproduction of urine overnight – children who have low-levels of ADH (antidiuretic hormone) produce four times the amount of urine as those who have

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Girl
8-15 years
Can be checked and how, the anti diuretic hormon level on childr...

Not every child who wets the bed does so because of low levels of the hormone ADH. Given the potential complexity of the causes it would be certainly worthwhile having your child assessed by a medical practitioner. Typically the assessment will i

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Girl
8-15 years
My 10 & 1/2 year old still wets every night with no medical ...

It is perfectly fine to use DryNites even when girls start menstruating. If you are after additional protection, its fine to line the DryNite with a sanitary pad, in the same way you would place in in her underpants during the day. With respect t

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Girl
8-15 years
My 4 year old has been great with daytime toilet training since ...

It is always tricky when younger siblings achieve nighttime continence first – in these instances it is important to focus on all the things your eldest son does well, explaining that everyone is different and with time he too will become dry. Yo

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Girl
4-7 years
I am in q bit of a predicament because my 13 year old son who we...

It's fine to do this in emergencies but as a rule I would not recommend using the girls DryNites as the absorbency patterns differ and may result in leakage. The patterned outer layer is also uniquely designed to appeal to girls rather than boys

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Girl
2-4 years
Hi, my son turned 6 in May and he has NEVER had a dry night in t...

There are medications that children can take that help in the management and treatment of bedwetting. These are a man-made form of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) that works by substituting for the natural hormone. It helps the child's body

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Girl
4-7 years
My daughter who was 8 in February of this year, she still wets t...

Dear Melissa,Given both the frequency of your daughter's wetting as well as her age I would certainly recommend speaking with you GP and requesting a referral to a continence specialist. Children who are particularly frequent wetters are l

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Girl
8-15 years
My 4.5yo boy (22kgs) has always wet the bed. We get him up to go...

Dear Karen, Leakage can result from improper fit, which can occur if your sons absorbant pants are too small or large. Check that they are fitting him properly around the leg. Adequate daily fluid intake is important in the management of children

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Girl
2-4 years
I want to know can you use drynites when pregnant

Dear Carly,DryNites are designed to support children and teenagers with nighttime continence. If you are looking for something that is discreet and will support this then these will definitely be suitable for you. Alternatively there are a

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Boy
8-15 years
how old do you have to be to buy drynite pyjama pants

DryNites Pyjama Pants are designed for children and teenagers aged between 2 years all the way up to 15 years old. Disposable absorbent pants for bedwetting are also available for the late teenage years and throughout adulthood.&nb

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Girl
8-15 years
I wanna tell my best friend that i still wet the bed, but how ca...

Unfortunately many children and teenagers are teased by family members or friends for their bedwetting – this is mostly due to the fact that people really do not understand the causes of bedwetting. The first thing we need to make very clear here

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Girl
8-15 years
My son wets the bed every night. He wears pullups and every nigh...

Bedwetting can be incredibly frustrating particularly when you feel like you have tried it all and still your child continues to wet at night. Unfortunately when it comes to the conditioning alarm the success rate sits around 75% meaning it does

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Girl
8-15 years
Hi My step son is 11 and is still wetting the bed nearly every n...

The older children the less likely bedwetting will resolve itself without the support of intervention. Conditioning alarms currently experience the greatest success when it comes to treatment options with around 75% of children experiencing dryne

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Girl
8-15 years
I wet my pants during the day but not at night. Should I wear na...

Any type of daytime incontinence after the age of 6 years really needs to be investigated by a doctor. Generally the causes of daytime wetting fall into two categories, one of which is medical, and the other psychological. Your doctor will want t

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Girl
8-15 years
My daughter has been toilet training since 2 years old and now a...

With respect to her daytime accidents the first question to ask is whether this is contextual, that is, does it only happen when she is at home or when she's at preschool, or does it occur all the time? If it is contextual then it most likely has

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Girl
4-7 years
I'm just wondering what the difference is to wearing a nappy to ...

With respect to absorbency you will find the nappy offers the same kind of protection as DryNites so in that sense it is perfectly fine to use either one. DryNites were developed for children who need protection at night but do not want to w

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Girl
2-4 years
Hi Dr Cathrine. My 14 year old son keep's wetting the bed a lot ...

Sleepover and school camps can present particular challenges to children who wet the bed. To keep it a secret there are things he can try like hiding his DryNites in the bottom of his sleeping bag then putting them on once everyone has

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Girl
8-15 years
How much are these recommended to hold?

Disposable absorbent pants like DryNites® Pyjama Pants are specially designed to store large amounts of urine. While most washable absorbent pants will only be able to absorb 150ml – 500ml of liquid (with extra absorbency added), dispo

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Girl
8-15 years
Up to what age is considered normal for bed-wetting? My daughter...

Bedwetting is often one of those things that no-one likes to talk about, with many parents feeling embarrassed and therefore suffer in silence. As such we tend to not realise how common it actually is. There is some debate surrounding the age at

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Girl
4-7 years
What is the absorbency mls of the Huggies Dry nights 27 - 57kg p...

Disposable absorbent pants like DryNites Pyjama Pants are designed for children from 2 all the way up to 15 years old. The advantage of disposable absorbent pants is that they are specially designed to store large amounts of urine

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Girl
8-15 years
Hey I'm 13 and I obviously bed wet I have tried medication pull-...

The best approach to the treatment of bedwetting is the conditioning alarm, with approximately 75% of children and teenagers achieving continence following treatment. Bedwetting alarms work by setting off an alarm when you start to wet at ni

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Girl
8-15 years
We have 3 children 10 (male) 9 (female) 7 (female). All are bed ...

There is quite a strong genetic link to bedwetting so it is not unusual to find a number of individuals in the same family experiencing nighttime incontinence. Conditioning alarms are definitely the most successful form of treatment and are

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Girl
8-15 years
my son is 12 years and bedwet at night. During day time, he is o...

Any form of wetting as children approach the teenage years can be incredibly distressing and can impact negatively on their self-esteem. The first thing to do is separate his daytime from his nighttime wetting. With respect to his daytime ac

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Girl
8-15 years
Hi - Our son is 4.5 years old. He has approx. 2 dry nights a wee...

I would not be overly concerned with the nighttime wetting at this early stage – try using DryNites at night rather than the nappies as these will provide a better fit and are more appealing to older children. Both nappy pants and DryNites offer

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Girl
4-7 years
Hi im 20 years old and my younger sister who is 15 lives with me...

The most common cause of daytime wetting amongst teenage girls is a urinary infection so it is important that you have ruled this out. A sudden onset of daytime and nighttime wetting can also be an indicator of juvenile diabetes. A return

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Girl
8-15 years
My grandson has short bowel syndrome and is fed via TPN overnigh...

Coping with a child who wets the bed can be incredibly challenging, particularly when you have to deal with the added pressure of negative attitudes. Unfortunately negative attitudes toward bedwetting stem largely from adults not really understan

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Girl
8-15 years
My son is almost 10 years old and wets the bed regularly. We use...

DryNites can store around 1100ml - 1170ml of urine. If you are finding he is wetting through them it is worth checking the fit, as pants that are too large or too small in size can result in leakage. Children who are very heavy nighttim

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Girl
8-15 years
i ordered a sample but i didnt receive it now i cant get a sampl...

I would recommend that you request this again as it may have been lost somewhere in the post. Apologies for the delay.Kind Regards,

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Girl
2-4 years
My son who is 4.5 has shown an interest in not wearing 'night pa...

It really is a personal decision as to whether or not to use DryNites. Many parents (and children) choose to use DryNites to reduce the stress associated with children waking-up in wet sheets as well as the added laundry burden. While there has b

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Girl
4-7 years
Struggling with bed wetting. Where should i start?

While it is certainly true that some children outgrow bedwetting, this is not the case for everyone. The good news is that there are a number of treatments currently available that can help children to become dry at night. The first and

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Girl
8-15 years
My child has admitted to being sexually aroused by "wetting" and...

Unfortunately this is beyond my area of expertise. I would recommend you speak with you GP who will be able to refer you to the appropriate support services.Kind Regards,

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi K.B., It is not uncommon for children who are bladder trained to continue to experience challenges with respect to bowel control. The good news is that with a little bit of help and encouragement most of these children will achieve independent to

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Girl
2-4 years
This is a question for Dr Catherine, We are having trouble teach...

Hi Kim, the best way to help young children understand emotions is to help them to contextualize their feelings. While books are great way to learn, nothing beats real-life experiences. When parents talk about feelings, children gain insight into th

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Girl
4-7 years
After taking her out of night time nappies she wet the bed fairl...

Secondary bedwetting is much more common among children who take longer to achieve nighttime continence in the first instance. As I am sure you are aware, secondary bedwetting has two major underlying causes: physical and psychological. Physical or

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Girl
8-15 years
My son 6 in November is still wetting the bed of a night. Seems ...

Hi B.J., I completely understand your frustration with the situation. Just as you think you’ve got it all under control – bang – your child starts wetting the bed again. As challenging as this appears I assure you this is completely normal and very

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Girl
4-7 years
my child poo his pants and wanted to know if i could use pullups

While absorbent pants can be used to manage both urinary and bowel incontinence; it is important to look at the causes as well as how best to manage the situation. It is unclear from your question whether your child is experiencing bowel issues duri

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Girl
2-4 years
He has been cross cutting his teeth has 3 top front Teeth and h...

Hi Jackie, Biting is a normal phase for babies and toddlers, however, biting in older children may indicate other behavioural issues especially if is quite frequent. For infants and toddlers biting is a form of exploration. Infants use their mouths

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Girl
2-4 years

Hi Crystal, firstly with respect to your 9-year-old daughter, while it is true many children do outgrow bedwetting on their own, some children do benefit from more focused intervention. Given her age and the frequency of her wetting it may be time t

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Balaram, Your son is experiencing secondary enuresis which occurs when a child has had proper control over their bladder during the night for a period of six months or more then begins to wet again. Secondary enuresis often catches children and f

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Girl
4-7 years
It sucks to say the least, I think it might be stress related be...

Hi A.S., - I totally agree, wetting the bed at your age is a real disappointment and if let go can really impact on your social life. While stress can certainly be a contributing factor most cases of primary bedwetting are in response to physical ca

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Girl
8-15 years
I actually take her to the toilet when I get up to go myself (no...

Firstly, the fact that your daughter experiences sporadic bedwetting is completely normal with at least 1 in 7 children continuing to do this by the time they start school. The fact that she is more often dry than wet is a really good indicator that

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Girl
4-7 years
My son is nearly seven, uses pull ups and is not distressed by b...

Hi Karen, there is certainly a lot of information floating around out there about bedwetting and unfortunately not all of it accurate. There is some debate surrounding the age at which intervention is recommended, with some doctors arguing age 6 is

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Girl
4-7 years
I ordered a free sample of drynites for 15yrs boy.

Hi Shane, you should receive your free sample within a week of ordering. Regards, Dr Cathrine

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Girl
8-15 years
I've been thinking about having another child for a while now, I...

Hi Genevieve, unfortunately whether or not your child wets the bed at night has very little to do with how well you prepare them or teach them to stay dry at night. Primary bedwetting can result from a number of factors with the three most common ca

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Girl
2-4 years

Hi Clayton, it is completely normal to feel a little anxious about attending sleepovers when you wet the bed at night. The good news is that many children and teenagers attend things like school camps and slumber parties without anyone every discove

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Claire, This must be incredibly frustrating. Leakage often results from improper fit, which can occur if your sons DryNites are either too small or too large. Check that they are fitting him properly around the leg. You can try and reduce his uri

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Girl
8-15 years
My daughter sometimes wets the bed every night for a week, but t...

Hi Sarah, While doctors and researchers have been able to identify some known causes, there is still an air of mystery surrounding some aspects of bedwetting. Contributing factors include a small bladder capacity, genetic predisposition to the condi

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Girl
4-7 years
My son has a medical condition called EPIDEMOLYSIS BULOSSA and I...

Hi Kerrie, apologies for the delay in responding. I have spoken with the marketing team and they have provided me with a sample of the new DryNites Bed Mats, while they are not extend further down the length of the bed they do fit across the width o

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Girl
4-7 years

Dear Donna, Some parents prefer to manage children’s bedwetting by waking them or lifting them to the toilet throughout the night. While this may reduce the number of wet beds you have to change (and that is certainly a big positive) it does not hel

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Girl
8-15 years
Unfortunately, I'm a regular bedwetter, and I've come to depend ...

Hi Holly, that's wonderful to hear that you have found DryNites so helpful in the management of your bedwetting. I will pass on your query to the development team. In the meantime there are a number of products already on the market that are suited

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Michelle, An increase in the number of consecutive nights a child remains dry is typically your best indicator that their body is moving toward a point where it is capable of storing urine overnight. While some children stop wetting then never we

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Girl
4-7 years

Hi S., Leakage can be the result of a number of factors. Absorbent pants commonly leak due to improper fit; check that they are not too small or too large and that they fit snuggly round her upper thigh. The extra pant should really have little impa

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Boy
8-15 years

This is really difficult to answer, as there can be huge variability both in terms of overnight urine output as well as how heavy her menstrual flow is. I would recommend trialing the use of just the DryNites at first and if this does not provide su

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Girl
8-15 years
But as I get older and older the number of wet-nights decrease. ...

Hi Nour, in a very small number of cases people do continue to experience bedwetting through to their adult years. As I am sure you are aware there are a number of causes to bedwetting, with a small bladder capacity being just one. You do not mentio

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Charles, in the US DryNites are branded as GoodNites. If you click on the following link http://www.goodnites.com/where-to-buy/ you will be able to access information as to where these can be purchased. Regards, Dr Cathrine

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Boy
2-4 years

Hi Aleks, unfortunately there is no quick fix when it comes to treating children’s bedwetting. Unlike toilet training, which is conscious and deliberate, nighttime bladder control is more dependent on maturation of children’s nervous systems and bla

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Girl
4-7 years
My 2 year old son has Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus - need a na...

Hi L.V., you can certainly try him in DryNites, these offer the same level of absorbency as nappies but are likely to provide a better fit and therefore will be less prone to leakage. Given your sons medical situation I would strongly recommend that

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Girl
2-4 years
My son has special needs and also has a VP Shunt. He is continen...

Hi K.D., DryNites offer similar absorbency to the Junior nappies – the decision to switch is typically motivated by children’s desire to wear something more ‘underpant like’ or as in your case, they require a larger absorbent pant. Can I recommend y

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Girl
8-15 years
My free sample has note came yet

Hi Zack, your free sample should arrive within about a week of ordering. If it hasn’t arrived by now I would suggest placing a new request. Regards, Dr Cathrine

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Girl
8-15 years
Boys and Girls

Hi Josh, given their ages I would recommend that you purchase DryNites rather than nappies; DryNites can be purchased in most (if not all) supermarkets. It would be worthwhile having a conversation with the children first to reassure them that you g

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Petrea, It is not unusual for children your daughters age to still be wetting the bed at night with around 1 in 7 children continuing to do so by school-age. If you are at all concerned about her wetting then you should certainly have her checked

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Girl
4-7 years

You are experiencing what is commonly referred to as secondary nocturnal enuresis. This term is used to describe the condition where individuals begin to wet the bed after experiencing a significant period of nighttime continence. There are a number

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Girl
8-15 years
my 15 year old daughter was away on a camp a few days ago she ha...

Sometimes when children are outside their normal environment they can become overly anxious or stressed and may behave in ways that they would not normally do so. It sounds like your daughter was very concerned about being discovered by her peers, w

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Nikki, sometimes children wear DryNites as a matter of security, particularly if they have been caught unawares or were particularly distressed by a bedwetting incident. The fact that your son’s bedwetting coincided with the birth of his baby sis

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Girl
4-7 years
At school

Hi Maria,it is fine for girls who wte the bed to continue using DryNites at night once they start menstruating. Depending on your daughters menstrual flow she may need to change her DryNites throughout the night. DryNites are not designed or suited

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Nilmini, it is quite possible that this is behavioural in response to your explanation of why it is important to go to the toilet. Young children can be very literal in their interpretation of information – she may be thinking if you don’t wee yo

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Girl
4-7 years

Hi Mike, leakage can result from a number of factors, the most common being poor fit. Have you tried him in the larger size of the DryNites, which are specifically designed for boys? You also need to make sure his penis is in a positioned downward a

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Joan - The difference between Pull-Ups and DryNites is that Pull-Ups are specifically designed for toilet training and daytime use. They have a built-in wetness liner that allows the children to feel when they are wet. DryNites are specifically d

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Girl
2-4 years
Hi Dr Catherine, my son is now 4 1/2 and he still needs a nappy ...

Hi Fiona, the best indicator that your son is moving toward achieving nighttime continence is an increase in the number of nights where he wakes up dry. Unlike daytime wetting, nighttime wetting is not conscious, which is why it is incredibly challe

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Girl
4-7 years
My 4 year old daughter never wet bed and now we have just had a ...

Firstly, congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful baby! Your daughter is experiencing what is commonly referred to as secondary bedwetting, this occurs when children have been dry at night for 6 months or more then start wetting again. Secon

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Girl
4-7 years
Joy, my best friend, shes 16, has been abused her hole life, eve...

Hi Kassandra – it is wonderful to know that Joy has such a special friend in you. Given Joy’s background and behaviour I would strongly recommend that you speak directly with a psychologist. Kids Helpline (http://www.kidshelp.com.au) 1800 55 1800 –

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Kynie, uncontrolled bowel motions can be the result of a number of factors both physical and psychological. Faecal incontinence, like what you describe, commonly results from chronic constipation. If left untreated, constipation can result in lea

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Girl
8-15 years
i have placed her in a few brands and stopeed her drinnking wate...

Hi Beth, you do not indicate in your question whether this is something that has always happened or a new occurrence.If this is new, then your daughter is experiencing a condition known as secondary nocturnal enuresis. This term is used to describe

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Girl
8-15 years

Firstly, it is important to separate your daughter’s daytime wetting from her nighttime wetting. Nighttime wetting is largely unconscious and uncontrolled as it happens when children are asleep. Nighttime wetting is reasonably common and considered

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Girl
4-7 years

Dear Sarah, Some parents prefer to manage children’s bedwetting by waking them or lifting them to the toilet throughout the night. While this may reduce the number of wet beds you have to change (and that is certainly a big positive) it does not hel

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Girl
4-7 years
hi priviously i excuse beacause of grammitial &vocablorycal ...

Hi Mahmood, I am afraid this is beyond my area of expertise, can I suggest that you follow-up with a clinical psychologist who will be able to discuss this with you at greater length and help you to determine the reason for wanting to wear nappies.

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Girl
8-15 years

Hopefully you have received your free sample by now. If not, can I recommend you submit a second request. With respect to larger sizes, if you do find the larger size is not suitable, there are a number of products on the market that are designed fo

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Girl
8-15 years
Hi my name is Lindsey, & I have been wetting the bed for a c...

Hi Lindsey, while nappies can be used to help manage nighttime wetting, these are not ideal as there is a high chance of experiencing leakage due to improper fit. DryNites are designed to be worn by older children and teenagers and look more like an

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Girl
8-15 years
I asked her if she could wear nappies and she did but now she is...

It is very unusual for a teenager girl to suffer from daytime incontinence. Daytime incontinence is either the result of an underlying medical or physical condition or has a psychological cause. I would strongly recommend that you pursue this furthe

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Girl
8-15 years
Wanted to add that it has started happening since she has joined...

I can understand how distressing this situation must be for both you and your daughter. Deliberate wetting during the day may be an indication of stress. Common childhood stressors include the birth of a sibling, starting a new school, bullying or f

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Girl
8-15 years

While it is not unusual for 7-year-old children to wet the bed at night, uncontrolled bowel movements are much less common. My first recommendation is for you to make an appointment for you daughter with her GP. Keep a record of how frequently this

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Girl
4-7 years
he told me he doesn't like his mom's bf anymore, that's he's gru...

Dear A.A., Please accept my apologies for the slight delay in responding over the Christmas and New Year period. It’s always a good idea to have children seen by their GP if they are over 5 years of age and experience regular daytime accidents. Ther

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Girl
4-7 years

Please accept my apologies for the delay in my response to you over the Christmas holidays. Firstly, let me reassure you, this is nothing to be embarrassed about. It is very important that you share this with your parents, as you will need their sup

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Girl
8-15 years
He wonders if needs nightime protection.

Firstly, Please accept my apologies for the slight delay in responding over the Christmas and New Year period. It should be relatively easy to determine whether or not is sweat or urine as urine typically has a very distinct and strong odour. If it

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Girl
8-15 years
i´ve been wetting the bed in the past 4 months (since my cat die...

Dear David, Please accept my apologies for the slight delay in responding over the Christmas and New Year period. Firstly, this is nothing to be embarrassed about – bedwetting is no different to any other stress reaction and should be treated accord

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Girl
8-15 years
Hello Dr Cathrine, My daughter is 13 and needs to wear drynites...

Dear Hanna, please accept my apologies for the slight delay in responding over the Christmas and New Year period. This is understandably a very delicate situation and should be managed accordingly. In the short-term your priority is the treatment of

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Girl
8-15 years
He wets his bed almost everynight. He tells me its being going o...

Please accept my apologies for the slight delay in responding over the Christmas and New Year period. Your son is suffering from secondary nocturnal enuresis (SNE) a term used to describe the condition where a child has maintained proper bladder con

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Girl
8-15 years
I'm a bed wetter and I have just stared doing a poo in my sleep ...

Dear Bronte, please read this response in conjunction with my previous answer. While it is not unusual for children your age to wet the bed at night, the passing of stools is less common. My first recommendation is for your parents to make an appoin

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Bronte - Understandably one of the most common concerns for older children and teenagers who wet the bed is attending social events like sleepovers or school-camps. The good news is that many of these children are able to attend sleepovers while

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Girl
8-15 years
My daughter is a bed wetter so iput her in nappys and now she's ...

Dear Brooke, occasionally children who wet the bed at night may develop a fear of wetting themselves during the day as well; wanting to wear absorbent pants both day and night. While this is uncommon it is more likely to occur among children with se

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Girl
8-15 years
Hi bronte here I've been a bed wetter since I was ten and I'm n...

Hi Bronte, this must be vey upsetting for you. The first thing to do is discuss this with your parents and have them make an appointment for you to see your doctor. Daytime wetting can be the result of a number of different factors so it is very imp

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Girl
8-15 years
Dr Catherine. I have gotten to the point where I no longer feel ...

Dear Ben, If you have outgrown DryNites you might like to consider products that have been designed for adults, many of which are available online or through your local Chemist. I would recommend that you contact the Continence Association of Austra

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Girl
8-15 years
Hi Dr.cathrine Before anything i Congratulations you for new ye...

Dear Mahmood, it is lovely to hear from you again and a happy new year to you too! Yes positive thinking can be a very powerful thing; unfortunately for some individuals a strong desire to become dry at night does not necessarily translate into a ph

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Girl
8-15 years
Hi my name is Lindsey & im 13, I had been wearing my little ...

Hi Lindsey, while nappies can be used to help manage nighttime wetting, these are not ideal as there is a high chance of experiencing leakage due to improper fit. DryNites are designed to be worn by older children and teenagers and look more like an

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Girl
8-15 years
He is a very smart student and has lots of friends who doesn't k...

This is really outside my area of expertise. I would recommend that you make an appointment with a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of adolescent fetishes. You can contact the Australian Psychological Society directly https://w

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Girl
8-15 years
my son is 4.5yr old. he wears diaper at night. Its bin quite a w...

Dear P.L.,Starting school can be an incredibly stressful time for young children; there are new routines that they need to become familiar with, new rules, new teachers, and a whole new peer group which brings with it many new challenges. The first

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Girl
4-7 years
She usually doesn't cooperate when told to go to the potty. She ...

Dear T.J., It’s always a good idea to have children seen by their GP if they are over 5 years of age and experience regular daytime accidents. There are a number of reasons why children may experience daytime accidents. The most common reason is tha

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Girl
4-7 years

Hi Jay, unfortunately whether or not your child wets the bed at night has very little to do with how well you prepare them or teach them to stay dry at night. Primary bedwetting can result from a number of factors with the three most common causes b

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Girl
4-7 years

Hi C.G., I completely understand your frustration. In the vast majority of cases children are completely unaware that they are wetting or have wet the bed. Unfortunately there are a lot of misunderstandings’ surrounding bedwetting and it is not unus

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Girl
4-7 years
I wear drynites to bed and I have waterproof bed sheet that goes...

Hi W.S., While nighttime wetting is not particularly common among adults, it is not unheard of. Secondary bedwetting or secondary nocturnal enuresis, which is the form of bedwetting you describe in your question, results from both psychological and

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Girl
8-15 years
I wet the bed sometimes and I wear drynites to school but I don'...

Dear Felix, Daytime wetting can be the result of a number of different factors, some of which are medical, so it is very important that your doctor finds out the cause, as this is the best way to make it stop! In the meantime the best way to disguis

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Girl
8-15 years
She is starting to get upset and won't wear pull ups as she asso...

Bedwetting is challenging for all children, but particularly so for children who have siblings who have mastered nighttime continence. The first thing to do is reassure her that this is in no way her fault and has absolutely nothing to do with her s

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Girl
4-7 years
She doesn't consume any caffeine & no liquids several hours ...

Hi C.J., Managing children’s bedwetting can be incredibly challenging and this is partly due to the fact that we do not always know what is causing it. Unfortunately while medications are helpful for some children in the short-term they have not pro

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Girl
4-7 years

Bedwetting is completely normal at this young age, with around 1 in 5 children continuing to wet the bed up until school-age. The good news is the majority of children do outgrow bedwetting on their own without the need for intervention. Given her a

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Girl
2-4 years

Hi N.G., managing children’s bedwetting can be incredibly tricky, partly because we often do not understand the underlying cause and partly because there are so many mixed messages out there about how best to proceed. It is often helpful to keep in

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Girl
4-7 years

Dear N.W., your daughter is experiencing secondary enuresis which describes the condition where children had proper control over their bladder during the night for a period of six months or more then begins to wet again. Secondary bedwetting appears

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Girl
4-7 years

Hi Ryan, typically we recommend that children wear DryNites that are designed for their gender as the absorbancy patterns differ across the boys and girls versions; with higher absorbancy provided at the front for boys. If your brother is experienci

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Girl
4-7 years

Hi Gail, Bedwetting can be incredibly challenging to manage, and even more so when it starts to impact on children’s school and extra-curricula activities. Given the issues with leakage you could make up a few sleeping bag liners that can be dispose

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Girl
8-15 years

Apologies for any delay. Your free sample should arrive within about a week of ordering, if it still hasn't arrived at this stage try ordering another as your request may not have gone through. Regards, Dr Cathrine

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Girl
4-7 years

Hi Robert, a return to daytime accidents can sometimes result from stress and starting school can be an incredibly stressful experience for young children. Speak to your sons teacher to see if she has identified any other behaviours in the classroom

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Girl
4-7 years
I dont have a kid :) this is me

Hi James, it is not unusual for people who have taken a little longer to become dry at night to experience a return to bedwetting at times of stress or illness. Secondary bedwetting, which is what you have described here, has two main causes - one i

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi K.M., please be reassured it is perfectly normal for your daughter to still be wetting the bed at night with many children continuing to do so up until school age. The time between achieving daytime continence and nighttime control is different f

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Girl
4-7 years
Im 17 and i wet the bed but in too embarrassed to go get drynite...

If buying DryNites at the supermarket creates undue stress I would suggest that you purchase these online. I did a quick google search using the terms "DryNites" and "Purchase" and found a number of online pharmacy stores, with prices similar to tho

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Girl
8-15 years
Hi, my little boy has just started not wearing nappies to bed an...

Dear Sarah, Hi Jane, please be reassured it is perfectly normal for your son to still be wetting the bed at night with many children continuing to do so up until school age. The time between achieving daytime continence and nighttime control is diff

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Girl
2-4 years
Hello Dr. My daughter she is 14 years old and in 10th class.. a...

Dear Neha, unfortunately there are not a lot of 'successful' home remedies out there when in comes to treating children's bedwetting. The best approach to the treatment of bedwetting is the conditioning alarm. Bedwetting alarms work by setting off a

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Girl
8-15 years
Hi wear drynites but still wet the bed I don't know what els to ...

How frustrating for you! Leakage can result from improper fit, which can occur if your DryNites are too large or small. Check that they are fitting properly around the leg. If they are too small it may be time to try a product that is designed for a

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Girl
8-15 years

DryNites can certainly be worn during the day to help manage daytime incontinence. If you do choose to use them make sure you change them once wet to avoid leakage or odour. I would recommend speaking with a trusted teacher so that he or she can sup

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Girl
8-15 years
we have tried the bell and pad alarm, this just made him anxious...

Hi Jodi, bedwetting can be incredibly frustrating particularly when you feel like you have tried it all and still your child continues to wet at night. Unfortunately the bedwetting alarm does experience the best outcomes with about 75% of children b

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Girl
8-15 years

Dear Dalton, you can certainly use absorbent pants to help mange your bedwetting. Given your age you may the DryNites to be too small and therefore prone to leakage; instead try a product designed for adults. Findings from the research suggest, the

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Girl
8-15 years
I have two other children a older son and a daughter they were b...

Dear Claire, there are a number of reasons why children wet the bed; some do so because their bodies are unable to wake in response to the signal that their bladder sends to their brain telling them to wake-up and go to the toilet, others do so beca

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Girl
4-7 years
Hi my name is Lucy and i have started wetting the bed these last...

Hi Lucy, while it is perfectly fine to use DryNites to help manage daytime enuresis, this is really only a short-term measure. Any form of daytime wetting really needs to be investigated further by a medical professional. Daytime wetting can have an

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Girl
8-15 years
My daughter goes to school but is currently on vacation. In this...

Your daughter is experiencing secondary enuresis which occurs when a child has had proper control over their bladder during the night for a period of six months or more then begins to wet again. Secondary bedwetting appears to have two main causes:

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Girl
4-7 years
My son wears Huggies size six at the moment...they aren't proper...

Dear Dave, the larger DryNites are designed for children and teenagers weighing between 27-57kg+. It is important that these fit properly around the leg as improper fit may contribute to leakage. If you find the larger size to be too small I would r

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Girl
8-15 years
My son is 13 and has a 28" waist but his 11-15 drynites leak eve...

Leakage can result from improper fit, which occurs when children’s DryNites are too small or too large. It is important to check that the DryNites provide a snug fit around the leg; if they gape or are too tight this may result in leakage. If you th

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Girl
8-15 years
She will wet the bed every night, we never get angry and we want...

Managing children’s bedwetting can be incredibly tricky, partily because we often do not understand the underlying cause and partly because there are so many mixed messages out there about how best to proceed. There is quite a strong genetic link to

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Girl
4-7 years
He has been daytime toilet tried since he was 3 and has never we...

Hi M. R., as children move toward achieving permanent nighttime continence it is not unusual for them to waiver between experiencing a succession of dry nights and then return to wetting again. The frustrating part of this process is that there seem

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Girl
4-7 years

Dear Sara, if you have not down so already I would recommend making an appointment with you GP to have this investigated. Any form of wetting during the teenage years can be incredibly distressing and can impact negatively on their self-esteem. The

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Girl
8-15 years
There has been no changes or anything in her life that explain i...

Dear Sarah, while it is not unusual for children to waiver between periods of dryness then return to bedwetting, it is always important to have any sudden return to nighttime wetting investigated. The type of bedwetting your daughter is experiencing

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Girl
4-7 years
My son is 4 and 1/2 he has started wetting the bed again im do w...

Dear Toni, managing children’s bedwetting can be incredibly tricky, partily because we often do not understand the underlying cause and partly because there are so many mixed messages out there about how best to proceed. It is often helpful to keep

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Girl
4-7 years
We have a 13 year old who wets the bed every night ..... has a ...

Bedwetting among teenagers can really impact on their self-esteem and can lead to isolation and alienation. Having a teenager who wets the bed can be just as isolating and challenging for parents. If you have not already done so I would strongly adv

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Girl
8-15 years
I'm sorry, I'm a bit confused about the actual size drynites can...

Can I recommend that you request a sample off the website as this will give you a better indication of whether or not they provide you with adequate fit and absorbency. Regards, Dr Cathrine

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Girl
8-15 years
Hi there! My name is Patrick, I'm 17 and use drynites and still ...

Hi Patrick, it is best to think of DryNites as a form of management. Unlike treatments that are specifically designed to help you to become dry at night, DryNites are designed to help reduce the negative effects of bedwetting, such as the need to de

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Girl
8-15 years
My daughter has just turned 5. Up until a couple of months ago w...

Managing children’s bedwetting can be incredibly tricky, partily because we often do not understand the underlying cause and partly because there are so many mixed messages out there about how best to proceed. It is often helpful to keep in mind nig

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Girl
4-7 years
hi i am 18 and it is 2 week that i started to wet the bed ,under...

Hi Sarah, it can be very tricky trying to manage your bedwetting on your own. Sometimes parents can get a little frustrated with dealing with bedwetting and that is often due to the fact that they really do not understand that the bedwetting is in n

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Girl
8-15 years

Both powder and wipes are fine to use on children's skin; in saying this some children have particularly sensitive skin and therefore may develop a negative reaction. If you are at all concerned try this on a small patch of skin first or alternative

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Girl
4-7 years
My daughter is in 5 t clothes.. however for pants it is better i...

Hi S. K., It is not unusual for children with additional support needs to take a little longer to attain both daytime and nighttime continence. I would not be overly concerned with the nighttime wetting at this early stage. The best indication that

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Girl
8-15 years
Hi Catherine. My daughter has just turned 5, and while she has b...

Dear Amanda, while it is not unusual for children to waiver between periods of dryness then return to bedwetting, it is always important to have any sudden return to nighttime wetting investigated. The type of bedwetting your daughter is experiencin

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Girl
4-7 years
Good afternoon doctor I have recently got into a relationship, h...

Hi Andrew, how we manage and support children throughout the bedwetting process is really important, so it is great that you are trying to find out more about his situation in order to support both him and your partner. The three most common causes

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Girl
8-15 years
He is very big and wants to wear diapers to bed but i feel diape...

Dear John, your son may be experiencing encopresis which simply refers to uncontrolled soiling in children who are four years of age or older. For a diagnosis to be made soiling must occur at least once a month over at least a three month period, an

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Praveen, please be reassured it is perfectly normal for your daughter to still be wetting the bed at night with many children continuing to do so up until school age. The time between achieving daytime continence and nighttime control is differen

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Girl
2-4 years
Hi, I have a 10 yr boy and a 12 yr old boy that wet the bed almo...

Hi Crystal - it must be incredibly frustrating and distressing having tried so many different forms of treatment with no apparent success. I’m assuming you have already been to see a doctor – if this was some time ago it may be worth scheduling a fo

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Girl
8-15 years
Hi my son is 7 and can go for long periods of being dry, however...

Hi Clare - It is not unusual for parents of children who wet the bed to comment on the fact that their children are able to stay dry when attending sleepovers or on holidays. While there is no clear medical explanation for this it has been suggested

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Girl
4-7 years
Hi there, my son is 2 and leaking out the top of his nappy at ni...

Dear Meredith, how frustrating! Leakage can sometimes result from improper fit, which can occur if your son’s nappy is too large or too small. Check that they are fitting him properly around the leg. You also need to ensure that his penis is pointin

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Girl
2-4 years
i been wetting more and more and my mom and dad don't care even ...

Dear Gabe, it is really important that you do not try and manage this on your own. What you describe in your question is a condition known as secondary nocturnal enuresis or secondary bedwetting - this simply refers to bedwetting that occurs in indi

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Girl
8-15 years

Your son may be experiencing encopresis which simply refers to uncontrolled soiling in children who are four years of age or older. For a diagnosis to be made soiling must occur at least once a month over at least a three month period, and can be vo

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Girl
4-7 years
This is for my elderly mother not a child

Dear Tammy, the following is a link to the Continence Foundation of Australia - this includes information on the different products available to help manage nighttime incontinence: http://www.continence.org.au/pages/product-providers.html Regards

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Boy
8-15 years

Dear Joseph, the important thing when choosing an absorbent pant product is to ensure it provides (a) a good level of absorbency and (b) proper fit - pants that are too small (or too large) are prone to leakage. Many of the pants available include a

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Girl
8-15 years
im dylan im 16th and im still weting the bed i have school camp ...

Hi Dylan - it is completely understandable that you feel a little anxious about attending school camp - you are not the first student to do this and I assure you, you will not be the last. The key to a successful school camp experience is preparatio

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Girl
8-15 years

Dear Teri, the best indication that you daughter is ready to move out of DryNites is an increase in the number of consecutive nights where she wakes up dry. With respect to nighttime waking - we know that lifting or taking children to the toilet dur

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Girl
4-7 years

Dear Paula, managing children’s bedwetting can be incredibly tricky, partily because we often do not understand the underlying cause and partly because there are so many mixed messages out there about how best to proceed. It is often helpful to keep

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Girl
4-7 years
Hi Dr.Cathrine i am mahmood that i asked you two questions and ...

Dear Mahmood, lovely to hear from you again. Bedwetting can be incredibly frustrating particularly when you feel like you have tried it all and still you continue to wet at night. Unfortunately when it comes to the conditioning alarm the success rat

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Girl
8-15 years
I would like to try dri nights but not get them delivered.

DryNites are stocked in most (if not all) major grocery stores and many chemists. DryNites are perfect for helping you to manage your nighttime wetting. It is however really important that you do not try and hide this from your parents. If you have

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Girl
8-15 years
My daughter is 11 and has had regular periods since 9. She has h...

Dear Jacqui, I think you need to adopt two different approaches here – one which will help you manage her bedwetting in the short-term and the other, which is designed to help her to become permamently dry at night. In the short-term I would recomme

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Girl
8-15 years
Hello! I'm an 18 y o girl and I've always been a bed wetter. I ...

Hi Sammy - I completely understand your desire to resolve your bedwetting before you commence university. You do not mention in your question whether or not you have given the conditioning alarm a go? The best approach to the treatment of bedwetting

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Girl
8-15 years
I'm just wondering what is the difference is.

Dear Joseph, that's a great question ... nappies and nappy pants are both designed for babies and toddlers offering similar levels of absorbency. Nappy pants were designed to help parents of toddlers who simply refuse to lie down in order to get 'ch

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Girl
4-7 years
I change her from her day time panties into her bed nappy(drynit...

Hi Julie, DryNites can continue to be worn once young girls start menstruating. The move toward an adult-related product is more to do with fit than absorbency. If your daughter wears a product that is too big or too small for her, it is more prone

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Jillian, the fact that your daughter continues to wet every night means it is unlikely that her bladder has developed to a point where it is ready to hold the amount of urine her body produces overnight. In saying this - there are certainly some

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Girl
4-7 years
Hi I'm 13, i have notice that I have wetting the bed and also in...

Hi Bronte, urinary tract infections along with some other medical conditions like diabetes and constipation can trigger nighttime and daytime wetting in teenagers. If you haven't done so already - it is really important that you discuss this with yo

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Catherine, please be reassured it is perfectly normal for your son to still be wetting the bed at night with many children continuing to do so up until school age. The time between achieving daytime continence and nighttime control is different f

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Girl
4-7 years
When will my sample arrive

Hi Nathan, it is perfectly fine to wear DryNites during the day to help manage daytime accidents. I would however strongly recommend that you speak with your parents and have them make an appointment with your GP who will be able to investigate the

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi J. S.,it is not that unusual for boys to still be wetting at night at age 6, however we do find the chances of children outgrowing bedwetting on their own do diminish, as they get older. The best approach to the treatment of children’s bedwetting

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Girl
4-7 years
In school, We were all ask to sit down at school but she my frie...

Hi Anne Maria, it is wonderful to hear that you have such a supportive friend at school. It is not clear from your question whether you are experience frequent daytime incontinence or this is an isolated incident. If this is common, can I recommend

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Girl
8-15 years
My son who rarely wet the bed with a normal nappy has been wetti...

The DryNites capacity for 4-7 years is between 1100 ml - 1170 ml, this is approximately 22% more than a Junior Nappy-pant or Junior Nappy. While DryNites offer a high level of absorbency you also need to ensure that they provide a proper fit around

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Girl
4-7 years

Your daughter is experiencing secondary enuresis which occurs when a child has had proper control over their bladder during the night for a period of six months or more then begins to wet again. Secondary bedwetting appears to have two main causes:

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Girl
8-15 years

As embarrassing as this may seem you are not alone. There are thousands of people, including teenagers and adults, who wet the bed at night while they are asleep. This is not conscious wetting and therefore in no way your fault. Secondary bedwetting

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Girl
8-15 years

Stress can manifest itself in many different ways; some teenagers isolate themselves, other’s act out and engage in aggressive behaviour, some develop physical illnesses like headaches and stomach aches, while others cry. Stress can certainly manife

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Gregory - Having a teenager who continues to struggle with bedwetting can be incredibly challenging for both you and them. The most important thing in the short-term is to ensure your son’s nighttime incontinence does not impact negatively on his

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Abbey, It is not unusual for children with additional support needs to take a little longer to attain both daytime and nighttime continence. I would not be overly concerned with the nighttime wetting at this early stage – try using DryNites at ni

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Girl
2-4 years
Hi, My 5 and 1/2 year old boy is still wetting at night, which i...

A very common cause of encopresis (voluntary or involuntary passing of stools) is constipation so it would be worthwhile having him checked by a GP. This can result in nighttime wetting as well as soiling. If left untreated, constipation can result

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Girl
4-7 years

Dear Justin, DryNites can certainly be worn during the day to help manage daytime incontinence. If you do choose to use them make sure you change them regularly to avoid leakage or odour. I would recommend speaking with a trusted teacher so that he

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Girl
8-15 years
We have tried limiting the amount of fluid in the 2 hours before...

Hi Renee - helping children to achieve nighttime continence works a little differently to daytime training. Nighttime wetting typically happens when children are asleep and are not in conscious control over their bladder, making it more difficult to

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Girl
2-4 years
My boy prefers the old style where there were more pictures (lik...

Dear Ally, the DryNites development team are always interested in feedback from customers, I will be sure to pass your feedback on. Any new products will be showcased on this website. Regards, Dr Cathrine

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Shannon – this must be very frustrating for you. Conditioning alarms do require a significant commitment on behalf of the whole family and can result in many nights of broken sleep. The up side is they currently experience the best success rates

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Girl
8-15 years
We have tried dry nights and reduce her fluid consumption. Durin...

Dear Luke, given her daytime wetting I would recommend having your daughter checked by your GP. Your doctor will want to know things like how often she wets the bed or experiences daytime accidents, if there are other family members who also experie

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Girl
4-7 years

DryNites are specifically designed for nighttime use and offer a high level of absorbancy, drawing the urine away from children’s skin in much the same way as a Huggies nappy does. You will find they are more appealing to your daughter as they are d

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Girl
8-15 years

The larger size is designed for children and adolescence weighing up to 57kg, you could request a free sample off the website to assess the suitability. If these do not work for you, there are numerous products available that are designed for use by

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Girl
8-15 years
My son is six but has the body of a three year old due to PTH, s...

Dear R.C., apologies for the delay in responding over the Christmas period. Please click on the following link to find out more about the DryNites product range http://www.drynites.com.au/bedwetting-products - I would recommend you request a sample

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Girl
4-7 years

Hi C.B., firstly, my apologies for the delay in responding over this Christmas period. Please be reassured it is perfectly normal for your daughter to still be wetting the bed at night with many children continuing to do so up until school age. The

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Girl
2-4 years

Dear Shyhan, firstly, my apologies for the delay in responding over the Christmas period. It can be incredibly frustrating when you feel you have given your all to a treatment and it still doesn’t result in a positive outcome. It is worth keeping in

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Girl
8-15 years
my son is 13 and still have wet night we both diaper him my ques...

Dear Adam - Happy New Year to you too!! Having a teenager who continues to struggle with bedwetting can be incredibly challenging for both you and him. The most important thing in the short-term is to ensure your son’s nighttime incontinence does no

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Girl
8-15 years
I have wet my bed for so long and my parents have taken me to do...

It is not unusual for individuals who have taken longer to achieve nighttime continence to experience a return to bedwetting at times of stress. While I am unaware of any direct link between menstruation and bedwetting, it would certainly be worth f

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Girl
8-15 years
When we tried no nappy she was quite excited about being a big g...

Dear H.M., Managing children’s bedwetting can be incredibly tricky; partially because we often do not understand the underlying cause and partly because there are so many mixed messages out there about how best to proceed. Unfortunately there are lo

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Girl
2-4 years
My son is 12 and we have talked to the GP about his urinary inco...

Hi Logan, Happy New Year! I am not aware of any moves to develop a larger size - mostly because of the adult-related products available. I will however certainly pass on your interest to the design and development team. In the meantime can I suggest

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Girl
8-15 years

Dear Carla, Happy New Year! While many children will outgrow bedwetting on their own, some children do benefit from a more focused intervention. Given his age and the frequency of his wetting it would certainly be worthwhile having him assessed by y

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Shannon, It is not unusual for children or adolescents to return to wetting the bed at times of high stress or illness. This is more typically the case for those individuals who took a litle longer to achieve nighttime continence in the first ins

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Boy
8-15 years
I orded some last year and they never came so what happened.

Happy New Year! There may be a slight delay during the Christmas period - if your sample does not appear in the next few days I would recommend requesting an additional one. Regards, Dr Cathrine

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Boy
4-7 years
We have tried everything but it does not work and was wounding i...

Hi Kevin, it is incredibly frustrating and worrying when you feel like you have tried it all and still your child continues to wet at night. There are alternative methods like hypnotherapy that have met with different degrees of success when it come

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Girl
8-15 years
I have 2 sons, 4 yrs and 2 yrs, have started night training with...

Hi Bianca, the three most common causes of bedwetting include (1) an overproduction of urine overnight – children who have low-levels of ADH (antidiuretic hormone) produce four times the amount of urine as those who have the hormone and are therefor

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Girl
2-4 years
My 12 year old daughter wets almost every night and has done so ...

Dear Jessica, if your daughter has particularly sensitive skin she may be more prone to developing a rash in response to any urine that stays on her skin. DryNites are designed to draw the urine away from the skin so this would only happen if her Dr

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Girl
8-15 years

I would recommend discussing this with her doctor as thrush infections may result from a number of different factors so it would be important that you explore the different possibilities. To avoid any reoccurrence ensuer she changes her DryNites as

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Girl
8-15 years

Dear Debz, bedwetting is common problem amongst children with special needs. For many, this continues through into the teenage and adult years. If you have not spoken with a medical specialist about this I would highly recommend that you ask for a r

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Mel, bedwetting can be very distressing and challenging to manage, particularly when there appears to be no logical explanation for why it is occurring. Unlike toilet training, which is conscious and deliberate, nighttime bladder control is more

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Girl
8-15 years
My child is 6 and still a frequent bed wetter. Even though we ha...

Please be reassured it is perfectly normal for your son to still be wetting the bed at night with many children continuing to do so up until school age. The time between achieving daytime continence and nighttime control is different for every child

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Girl
4-7 years
I can't control when I poo and pee in the day and night I need s...

It is completely understandable to feel frustrated by this situation however this is really not something that you should be trying to manage on your own. Any form of daytime wetting or soiling after the age of 5 years really needs to be investigate

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Girl
8-15 years
I work in a support unit and want to toilet train a 7 year old n...

As I’m sure you are fully aware, toilet training can be particularly challenging for children with autism due to their hypersensitivity to different sensory experiences, as well as difficulties with adjusting to changes in routine. It is very wise n

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Girl
4-7 years
His height is 170cm ,he wet bed from more than 5 years

Hi Nazid, I think it is wonderful that you care for your cousin enough to want to support him through this process. Bedwetting can be incredibly embarrassing and by having your support and encouragement I am sure you are making him feel so much bett

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Girl
8-15 years
he is 24 what size whould be good and brand

Dear Steve, if your son has outgrown his DryNites you might like to consider products that have been designed for adults, many of which are available online or through your local Chemist. I would recommend that you contact the Continence Association

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Girl
8-15 years
My son is still bedwetting at age 16 close to 17, I was wonderin...

Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am unaware of any current moves to extend the range to incorporate a larger size - I will however pass on your feedback to the design and development team. In the meantime you might like to contact the Continenc

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Girl
8-15 years
i have tried every nappie brand and someone told me to use huggi...

There is a section on the front page of the website where you can request a sample be sent to you - just scroll down and its a purple block on the left hand side. you should receive your free sample within the week! All the best. Regards, Dr Cat

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Girl
8-15 years
I am 63

Dear Larry - firstly, please accept my apologies for my delay in responding. It sounds like you are experiencing secondary enuresis (SE) – this is simply the term used to describe the condition experienced by individual’s who experience bedwetting a

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Girl
8-15 years

Many teenagers who wet the bed worry about attending sleepovers, slumber parties and school camps – so you are not alone. It is important that you are able to attend these special events without the constant fear of somehow being discovered by your

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Girl
8-15 years
There was smelly urine in my drynite that appear in my school dr...

Hi Anne Maria, unfortunately children and teenagers can be very cruel so we need to think about ways that can help disguise your daytime wetting. While DryNites can certainly be used for the management of daytime continence it is important that you

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Girl
8-15 years

While it is perfectly fine to use DryNites to help manage daytime wetting it is important to understand that these will not help you to stop wetting. If you do wear them make sure you change them regularly to avoid leakage or odour. I would recommen

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Girl
8-15 years

Hi Heather - There is financial support available through the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) for parents of children who suffer from nighttime incontinence. For more information on this and to check your eligibility just click on the link pro

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Girl
8-15 years
more so than the print offers

Hi Sarah, the design team are always working at making the DryNite designs interesting and appealing. Getting valuable feedback from customers is an incredibly important part of this process so I will certainly pass this on! Thank you so much for ta

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Girl
8-15 years
My little sister still wears nappys at night at age three is thi...

Dear Roxy, it is not unusual for children to continue to wet the bed at age 3 with many children not experiencing nighttime dryness until age 4. Be reassured most children your sisters age will outgrow bedwetting on their own as their bodies mature

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Boy
2-4 years
He has flat out refused to speak to the doctor about it, and I d...

Dear Jacob, while I completely understand your sons reluctance to speak to anyone about this and your desire not to push the issue, any form of daytime wetting after the age of 5 years really needs to be investigated by a doctor. Medically, leakage

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Girl
8-15 years
She love to run. She don't drikn plenty liquid

Dear Josette, given the frequency of your daughter’s bedwetting I would certainly recommend that you make an appointment to discuss this with your GP. As I’m sure you are aware there are a number of possible reasons as to why children continue to we

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Girl
4-7 years
My girl age ten always wets the bed at night and sometimes does ...

Dear Roxy, DryNites can certainly be worn during the day to help manage daytime incontinence. If you do choose to use them make sure your daughter changes them once wet to avoid leakage or odour. I would recommend speaking with a trusted teacher so

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Girl
8-15 years

Many children who wet the bed worry about attending sleepovers, slumber parties and school camps. It is important that children are able to attend these special events without the constant fear of somehow being discovered by their friends. The first

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Girl
8-15 years

Dear M.H., Managing children’s bedwetting can be incredibly tricky; partially because we often do not understand the underlying cause and partly because there are so many mixed messages out there about how best to proceed. Nighttime wetting at this

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Girl
4-7 years
Hi My daughter really loves your frozen prints on the 4-7 years...

Hi Rachel - DryNites designs are constantly changing. In selecting designs the team tries to accommodate both the age of the children using them as well as 'current' interests (like popular movies or super heroes). In saying this, the design team al

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Girl
8-15 years
He toilet trained in the day at 4.6months and had issues with co...

Your son may be experiencing Encopresis which simply refers to uncontrolled soiling in children who are four years of age or older. For a diagnosis to be made soiling must occur at least once a month over at least a three month period, and can be vo

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Girl
4-7 years
My 4 year old has been wearing DryNites for a few months, having...

Dear A.M., Leakage can certainly result from improper fit which happens when children’s DryNites are too large or too small. Absorbency levels are the same for both sizes so the only reason to change would be if the small size were too small. It is

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Girl
4-7 years
Trying to ascertain the best 'nappy' for my sons age. Unsure whe...

Dear Melissa,The three most common causes of bedwetting include (1) an overproduction of urine overnight – children who have low-levels of ADH (antidiuretic hormone) produce four times the amount of urine as those who have the hormone and are theref

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Girl
4-7 years

When it comes to stopping bedwetting your best bet is to try a conditioning alarm. While your daughter may outgrow bedwetting on her own – the alarm will just ensure this happens sooner rather than later. Alarms work by helping your daughter learn t

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Girl
8-15 years
He attends preschool and sits for them. We cant get him to sit a...

Not wanting to use ‘strange’ toilets can be a common problem among young children particularly during the early stages of toilet training, however it appears that the reverse is true for you! Child resistance or refusal is the most common toilet tra

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Girl
4-7 years
Two young boys trying to save money

Hi Peter - this is something that you may be able to negotiate with your local supermarket – alternatively you could search online to see if you can get a better deal there. Unfortunately bedwetting can take a huge toll on the family – both economic

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Girl
8-15 years
We have tried limiting fluids at night but he also drinks alot i...

Children develop the neurological and emotional capacity to control their bladders at different ages. By age 8, about 8-10% of children continue to wet the bed on a regular basis. While it is fine for you to reduce his fluid intake before bedtime, m

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Girl
4-7 years

Dear Leeann, Nighttime wetting at this age is considered to be perfectly normal, with about 15-20% of children continuing to wet at night up to the age of 7 years. It is not unusual for parents to comment on how soundly their child sleeps (even not

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Girl
4-7 years
Hi my 4.5 yr old girl wets the bed every night at least twice ni...

Dear Isabelle, By far the most effective means of treating children’s bedwetting is the conditioning alarm. Unfortunately strategies like lifting at night and reducing fluids do very little to help children to stop wetting. Conditioning alarms are d

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Girl
4-7 years

Hi Liam, if you are finding the larger size DryNites are no longer providing a proper fit you can look into using an absorbant pant designed for use with adults. These are typically sold through local Chemists or can be purchased online. I will of c

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Girl
8-15 years
My seven and a half year old daughter will wet the bed unless I ...

Dear P.D., Managing children’s bedwetting can be incredibly tricky; partially because we often do not understand the underlying cause and partly because there are so many mixed messages out there about how best to proceed. It is often helpful to kee

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Girl
4-7 years

Children’s overnight urine output can be quite variable; however a significant increase in bedwetting can be incredibly distressing for the parent and the child. It is not unusual as children move toward achieving permanent nighttime continence to w

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Girl
4-7 years

Hi Charlene – this is incredibly frustrating but not that uncommon. Some children experience difficulties with poo as a result of constipation – it is worth ruling this out first before you consider other options. Signs of constipation include bowel

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Girl
4-7 years

Dear B.P., the time between achieving daytime continence and nighttime control is different for every child. While some achieve this in a matter of weeks, others take months or years. One of the best indicators that your daughter is moving toward ac

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Girl
2-4 years
My son had always had problems with bed wetting, so when he was ...

Dear Lisa, it is not unusual for children who took longer to achieve nighttime continence to return to wetting at times of stress or sickness - however it is always wise to have children checked by their GP when they return to bedwetting following a

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Girl
8-15 years
I'm 16 and I used to wear pull-ups to bed and would wet in them ...

Hi Katie – I completely understand your frustration. The tricky thing about bedwetting is that there are so many possible causes that it can be difficult to treat. I am assuming that you have already met with a continence specialist – this is import

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Girl
8-15 years
Starting pre school in Aug 15

As with all children it is best not to begin toilet training until the boys show signs that they are physically and mentally ready and interested. When children experience significant developmental delays then chronological age is not a particularly

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Girl
2-4 years
it would help older kids who are In their teens who can't find t...

Thank you for this feedback - I will certainly pass this on to the marketing team. Have you tried GoodNites as these are available in the US? Regards, Dr Cathrine

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Girl
8-15 years

Dear Joy – some GPs prescribe a synthetic version of vasopressin – a hormone which inhibits the amount of urine produced by the kidneys overnight – this is usually reserved for children who have failed treatment with a bedwetting alarm, and sometime

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Girl
8-15 years
Just asking if this is normal

DryNites have been specifically designed to look and feel like underpants, so it's a good thing that you find them comfortable and helpful in managing your nighttime wetting. There are a small percentage of teenagers who do continue to wet at night;

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Girl
8-15 years
We have gone to the doctor who cant find anything wrong. She is ...

The larger DryNites size is designed for children and teenagers weighing between 27-57kg+. I would recommend requesting a free sample off the website first. It is important that these fit properly around the leg as improper fit may contribute to lea

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Girl
8-15 years

Dear Di, Children’s overnight urine output can be quite variable – parents of children who seem to pass a lot of urine overnight sometimes find it easier to change their child’s nappy just before they retire for the evening. Check that her nappy is

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Girl
2-4 years

Dear Wills, while it is certainly possible that your son will outgrow bedwetting on his own, the chances of children doing this reduce, as they get older. If you have not done so already I would recommend making an appointment with your GP so that y

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Girl
8-15 years
I just bourght a pack of drynites and openend them for my girl a...

There is a function on the website where you are able to request a free sample - this is useful particularly if you are unsure of the correct sizing. Regards, Cathrine

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Girl
8-15 years

Approximately 2% of individuals will continue to wet the bed right through their teenage years. If you have not already done so I would strongly advise you make an appointment to speak with your GP. It is essential that you do not try and tackle thi

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Girl
8-15 years
When are you going to make different disigns on the huggies dryn...

The designs on the DryNites change reasonably regularly - if you have any suggestions regarding different designs, I'm sure the marketing team would welcome your feedback. Kind Regards, Dr Cathrine

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Girl
8-15 years

Dear M.P, there are a number of possible explanations for why your daughter continues to wet throughout the day. Given her age and the frequency of her wetting I would strongly recommend that you ask to be referred to a pediatrician who specializes

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Girl
4-7 years

A return to nighttime wetting after many years of dry nights can be the result of an underlying medical condition. A return to bedwetting has been linked with such things as an unstable bladder or bladder dysfunction, urinary tract infections, diabe

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Girl
8-15 years
nothing

Unfortunately many children and teenagers are teased by family members or friends for their bedwetting – this is mostly due to the fact that people really do not understand the causes of bedwetting. The first thing we need to make very clear here is

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Girl
8-15 years

Dear Elena, unfortunately there are no simple answers when it comes to understanding children’s bedwetting. The most common causes of bedwetting include a larger than normal production of urine overnight, difficulty in responding to a full bladder a

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Girl
4-7 years

While it is perfectly fine to use DryNites to help manage your daytime wetting it is important to understand that these will not help you to stop wetting. If you do choose to wear them I would recommend wearing loose fitting pants, to avoid any chan

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Girl
8-15 years
I was wondering if they are different in any way apart from patt...

Both the boys and girls DryNites offer similar levels of absorbency however they do differ in terms of the pattern of absorbency with the boys DryNites offering a greater concentration in the front. I would recommend you request a free sample of bot

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Girl
8-15 years
I have just starting wetting the bed of middle of may his year I...

You are experiencing what is commonly termed secondary bedwetting – this simply refers to a situation where an individual has been dry for 6 months or more then begin wetting the bed again. The first thing to think about here is what has changed? Se

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Girl
8-15 years
My older teen has nf1 and has his sleep disrupted by frequent ni...

It is not unusual for children with developmental delays to develop nighttime continence somewhat later than the usual age range. The majority of these children do outgrow this on their own. However given how disrupted his sleep has become, the s

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Girl
8-15 years
Hi Dr Catherine, I have a question about my almost 4 year old gi...

As frustrating as this may be please be reassured that this is perfectly normal. As children move toward achieving permanent nighttime continence it is common for them to waiver between periods of dryness then return to wetting again. It is not u

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Girl
2-4 years
My almost 6 year old girl still wears a nappy at night and it is...

Dear Nicola, it is perfectly normal for your daughter to still be wetting the bed at night with at least 1 in 7 6-year-olds continuing to wet the bed on a regular basis. The most common cause of nighttime w

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Girl
4-7 years
I've had bladder issues since I started working in the wash bay ...

You are experiencing what is commonly referred to as secondary nocturnal enuresis. This term is used to describe the condition where an individual begins to wet the bed after experiencing a significant period of nighttime continence. There a

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Girl
8-15 years
I rule like to know what is the more absorbent for night time be...

The difference between Pull-Ups and DryNites is that Pull-Ups are specifically designed for toilet training and daytime use. They have a built-in wetness liner that allows the children to feel when they are wet, which is why your son would be dev

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Girl
4-7 years
My daughter wees all over the floor and wees her bed

What you describe in your question may be deliberate wetting or it may be in response to an uncontrolled bladder. This is quite unusual, although not unheard of. On the rare occasion nighttime or daytime wetting may be a cry for attenti

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Girl
4-7 years
I am 23 years old and I have problems.wetting the bed I dry nigh...

As embarrassing and frustrating as this may seem you are not alone. There are thousands of people, including teenagers and adults, who wet the bed at night while they are asleep. This is not conscious wetting and therefore in no w

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Girl
8-15 years