How does wearing DryNites® Pyjama Pants help?
DryNites® Pyjama Pants help girls who wet the bed get a good night’s sleep, maintain some privacy, and feel confident. They make managing bedwetting easier for you as well, by minimising night-time disruptions and wet sheets.
What sizes do DryNites® Pyjama Pants come in?
DryNites® Pyjama Pants are available in three sizes:
3-5 years, (for Boys and Girls)
4-7 years, (for Boys and Girls)
8-15 years, (for Boys and Girls)
See the complete DryNites product range here
What’s the difference between nappies, nappy pants, Pull-ups and DryNites?
Nappies and nappy pants offer similar levels of absorbency. Nappy pants are designed to allow change without having to lie down. Pull-Ups are designed for potty training: they have specific features like a learning liner that lets kids feel a brief sensation of wetness– an important indicator when potty training. Finally, DryNites are for children who already dry during the day, but wet the bed at night. They are more absorbent and discreet, something that’s especially important for older children
Should my child wear underwear with DryNites® Pyjama Pants?
Most children wear DryNites® Pyjama Pants as a replacement for underwear at night. However, underwear certainly can be worn over their DryNites® Pyjama Pants for more discretion.
What is bedwetting?
Bedwetting is urinating at night time during sleep. It’s a developmental stage that kids have no control over and most will become dry in their own time.
Is bedwetting caused by ‘poor’ toilet training?
No. Bedwetting is not something your child has any control over, and there’s no evidence that daytime toilet training has any influence on bedwetting.
Do girls wet the bed because they’re naughty or lazy?
Bedwetting girls are not to blame. They don’t do it on purpose to annoy parents or because they can’t be bothered getting out of bed. They are asleep when it happens. Most girls yearn to be dry at night. Telling her off and/or getting angry will only make her scared and anxious, which can make bedwetting last longer.
I carry my sleeping child to the toilet during the night. Does this help?
This method, commonly referred to as ‘lifting’. Most parents try ‘lifting’ at some point, as taking them to the toilet seems like an obvious way to stop, or at least control, the bedwetting. What it actually does is reinforce to the child that they can urinate while they are asleep. This can make the wetting worse as the child is weeing without responding to their brain waking them because of a full bladder.
Does wearing DryNites® Pyjama Pants stop my girl from becoming dry at night? People say that if she feels the wetness she might stop wetting the bed.
This is a very common question, and one of the more widely believed bedwetting myths. There is no evidence that this is the case. DryNites® Pyjama Pants don’t cure bedwetting, but they help you to manage it and ensure that both you and your daughter have a good night’s sleep.
How can I stop my bedwetting child’s siblings from teasing them?
Tell them that bedwetting is perfectly normal, that it’s a stage many children go through, and that their sibling has no control over while they’re asleep. Explain how it can run in the family, and that their parents might have experienced it too. Help them empathise by asking them how they would have felt if they were the one wetting the bed, and were being teased about it. You can also make a rule of no teasing, which, like other rules, has consequences if broken – such as no treats the next day or no TV.
When should I seek treatment?
Take your daughter to the doctor if you’re worried about her health or wellbeing. Very occasionally, bedwetting is caused by a medical condition.
Are boys more likely to wet the bed than girls?
Yes. Boys are more likely to wet the bed than girls, particularly in the younger age group.