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HERE ARE A FEW FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS AND MANAGING BEDWETTING

DryNites® Pyjama Pants not only help kids who wet the bed get a sound night’s sleep, they help them maintain a sense of privacy and self-esteem until they outgrow bed wetting. With DryNites Pyjama Pants, there’s no need to worry about wet sheets and other disruptions in the middle of the night.

DryNites® Pyjama Pants are sold in leading supermarket, pharmacy and variety stores. Retailers usually stock DryNites Pants in the same aisle as disposable nappies, next to Pull-Ups® Training Pants.

Most kids wear DryNites® Pyjama Pants as a replacement for underwear at night. But underwear certainly can be worn underneath DryNites® Pants (it might help them to feel when they’re wet). If you have a child that wears boxers, they may want to wear them over their DryNites® Pyjama Pants.

DryNites® Pyjama Pants have a cloth-like outer cover printed with unique boy or girl designs that look and feel like underwear. Inside, there’s a thin, absorbent pad that draws wetness in, away from skin. The stretchable sides offer a comfortable, snug fit. Leak guards provide discreet all-night protection. They are latex-free and contain no lotions

DryNites® Pyjama Pants are available in three sizes:

2-4 years, 13-20kg (for Boys and Girls)
4-7 years, 17-30kg (for Boys and Girls)
8-15 years, 27-57+kg (for Boys and Girls)
There are also a number of vendors who can deliver DryNites Pants direct to you.

See the complete DryNites product range

We only sell directly to specialist distributors, but you can choose from the list of our online retail partners who will deliver DryNites® Pyjama Pants to your door.

DryNites® Pants will work with alarms that have a sensor which is worn inside the child’s underwear. DryNites® Pants will not be appropriate for alarms where the sensor is on a bed pad.

DryNites® Pants offer reassurance while your doctor is adjusting the dosage to fit your child’s needs. Also, when the doctor begins to take your child off medication, DryNites® Pants are a good backup until success is reached.

Bedwetting is common amongst children with special needs, with there being a higher incidence among children with ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism. In fact, children with ADHD are two to three times more likely to wet the bed and experience challenges with daytime bladder control than other children. They are also more likely to have sleep problems and find it hard to wake up to go to the bathroom when their bladder is full.

As with other milestones like walking, talking and eating without help, children with special needs often take longer to achieve night time bladder control and need more help and encouragement from parents and carers.

Also, it’s thought that many kids who wet the bed have nervous systems that are still developing: their bladder signals the brain that it’s time to go the toilet, but the brain is slow getting the message. This seems to be the case for many kids with special needs, including those with Asperger’s or ADHD. For these kids, the bedwetting often stops when they bodies have fully developed the pathway between brain and bladder.

Yes! Heaps do sooner or later. For many special needs kids and their parents it’s a really big deal achieving dry nights as everyone sleeps better, there’s less work, and the child gets a big boost of confidence and greater independence. So it’s well worth hanging in there and doing everything you can to help your child beat bedwetting.

DryNites® Pants are ideal. They are discreet, comfortable, convenient, highly absorbent and come in sizes to suits kids from two to teenage. A lot of kids with special needs find them easy to put on and take them off by themselves.

As back up, especially for older kids with special needs, a waterproof under-sheet and a mattress protector will help protect bedding.

Some special needs children use DryNites Pants during the day, too. Their high absorbency means your child can go for longer between changes, so they’re great for outings and car journeys. Also, they’re discreet and not visible under clothes.

Nappies and nappy pants offer similar levels of absorbency. Nappy pants are designed to help parents of kids who refuse to lie down for changing. Pull-ups are designing for toilet training: they are less absorbent than nappies and have a wetness liner that provides feedback to the wearer that they have peed – an important indicator in toilet training. Finally, DryNites are for older kids. They are super absorbent, less likely to leak, and are designed to look more like underpants.

Australia has government schemes to help parents and carers of children with special needs to buy incontinence aids, as they may need to use disposable absorbent underwear like DryNites, for a longer time. If you need more advice and support, speak to your family doctor and ask about CAPS – the Continence Aids Payment Scheme.

Most kids wear DryNites® Pyjama Pants as a replacement for underwear at night. But underwear certainly can be worn underneath DryNites® Pyjama Pants (it might help them to feel when they’re wet). If you have a child that wears boxers, they may want to wear them over their DryNites® Pyjama Pants.

DryNites® Pyjama Pants have a cloth-like outer cover printed with unique boy or girl designs that look and feel like underwear. Inside, there’s a thin, absorbent pad that draws wetness in, away from skin. The stretchable sides offer a comfortable, snug fit. Flexible leak guards provide discreet all-night protection. They are latex-free and contain no lotions.

DryNites® Pyjama Pants are available in three sizes:

  • 2-4 years, 13-20kg (for Boys and Girls)
  • 4-7 years, 17-30kg (for Boys and Girls)
  • 8-15 years, 27-57+kg (for Boys and Girls)

There are also a number of vendors who can deliver DryNites® Pants direct to you.

See the complete DryNites® product range

DryNites® Pyjama Pants will work with alarms that have a sensor which is worn inside the child’s underwear. DryNites® Pyjama Pants will not be appropriate for alarms where the sensor is on a bed pad.

DryNites® Pyjama Pants offer reassurance while your doctor is adjusting the dosage to fit your child’s needs. Also, when the doctor begins to take your child off medication, DryNites® Pyjama Pants are a good backup until success is reached.

Wetting the bed is very common for young people. There’s no need to worry about night time accidents. There are a range of things that can contribute to it and just as many easy ways to help it pass without a big fuss. For more information, take a look at our section on bedwetting.

Bedwetting is urinating at night time during sleep. Doctors call it nocturnal enuresis but most kids refer to it simply as wetting the bed.

No. Bedwetting isn’t anyone’s fault and there’s no evidence that daytime toilet training influences bedwetting.

Bedwetting girls can’t help it. 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.

If one parent wet the bed then each child in the family has a 50% chance of wetting the bed. If both parents wet the bed, then each child has a 75% chance of bedwetting.

Most parents try this, but the problem is that it reinforces to the child that they can pee when they’re asleep! This can make bedwetting worse because the child is not responding to their brain waking them to a full bladder.

This is a very common question. There is no evidence that this is the case. DryNites® Pyjama Pants don’t cure bedwetting, but they will help you to manage it and ensure that both you and your daughter have a good night sleep!

Tell your other children that bedwetting is a fact of life for many kids and it’s not your girl’s fault as she’s fast asleep when it happens. Explain that it runs in families. It might’ve been them that wets the bed and how would they like to be given a hard time about it. Make a rule of no teasing, which, like other rules, has consequences if broken – such as no treats the next day or no TV.

Take your daughter to the doctor if you’re worried about her health or wellbeing. Very occasionally bedwetting is caused by a medical condition.

Boys are almost twice as likely to wet the bed than girls.

DryNites® Pyjama Pants help girls get a good night’s sleep and dream big. They provide privacy, independence and self-esteem until she outgrows bedwetting.

Most girls wear DryNites® Pyjama Pants instead of underwear. But underwear can be worn under DryNites® Pyjama Pants.

Bedwetting boys can’t help it. 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 boys can’t wait to be dry at night. Telling him off and/or getting angry will only make him scared and anxious, which can make bedwetting last longer.

Most parents try this, but the problem is that it reinforces to the child that they can pee when they’re asleep! This can make bedwetting worse because the child is not responding to their brain waking them to a full bladder.

This is a very common question. There is no evidence that this is the case. DryNites® Pyjama Pants don’t cure bedwetting, but they will help you to manage it and ensure that both you and your son have a good night sleep!

Tell your other children that bedwetting is a fact of life for many kids and it’s not your boy’s fault as he’s fast asleep when it happens. Explain that it runs in families. It might’ve been them that wet the bed and how would they like to be given a hard time about it. Make a rule of no teasing, which, like other rules, has consequences if broken – such as no treats the next day or no TV.