For some parents bed wetting is expected, they knew that their child will have this problem. They try to prepare for themselves and get ready for it and for most parents that’s enough.
Some parents go as far as have an extra twin bed in there room set-up. Having an extra set of sheets and PJ’s ready before bed time is a normal precaution; however you can’t forget about the bed.
That pee is soaking right into the mattress every night, can’t be good for the bed. That’s why a bed wetting pad is essential if your child wets the bed. Bedwetting pads can be used for a child who frequently wets the bed, a kid who is transitioning to wearing underwear at night from pull-ups, an older child or teen that has occasional bedwetting problems.
A pad will protect the mattress and save you money from having to buy a new one. Also it will save you from having to do a lot of laundry every morning.
You can find a bed wetting pad that works well usually for under $20. Most pads last a long time, but you might want to get 2 or 3, as you don’t want to have to wash them every day.
Using the bed pad in conjunction with a good bed wetting alarm and you probably won’t have any need of the mattress pad after a few months. The pad shouldn’t really be used for long term use; you should be just looking for something as a backup.
You don’t need an expensive mattress pad if this is the case because you aren’t looking for something that will have years of use.
In other cases, you may want to spend more on a bed wetting pad. If you are dealing with someone who has a medical problem, you’ll want to have a pad that will last a long time. Even so, you should be able to find one for under $50 or so.
Bedwetting pads come in many different sizes. The most common size is for twin beds, but you can also get a mattress overlay pad that fits full queen, and king size beds. Most of them just cover the lower part of the bed and don’t go over the full mattress. This of course makes them easier to remove and wash in the morning.
The Bedwetting Pad Could Be A Solution
The bed wetting pad could be a useful solution if used every night. The pad will interrupt sleep cycles so that the child develops better nightly habits. If you do not use the pad every single night, you will lose the benefits of the behavioral training that you are attempting. As an added precaution to this, plastic sheets could be used beneath the bed wetting pad to prevent urine from damaging the mattress.
You want to look for a bedwetting solution that will not be slipping all over the mattress. One thing you might want to look for is one that has a nonslip backing. This will help to ensure that it stays in place all night and doesn’t fall off of the mattress; it really won’t be useful then.
You may also want to look for models that are wider than the bed. This will allow you to tuck in the mattress pad on the sides so that it remains covering the right section of the bed. You might find that you may also need to tell your child not to pull it off the bed or lay under the pad.
Again buying more than one pad is a good idea; you can just change them every morning without having to do laundry. Anything that will make your life less stressful during these times is welcome.
You must also know that although the bed wetting pad is a great way to save the mattress and help the mess, it is not the entire solution to the problem and you will need to find way to stop you child’s bed wetting habit.