Are adult incontinence products recommended for a bedwetting child while traveling?
America is a nation on the go. We love long weekends, vacations, and visiting relatives. But with a child who wets the bed, there are extra considerations when planning these trips.
We all know that there can be a lot of stress with worry that the child will wet in the hotel bed or a bed in a home where they are guests. Parents also may need to explain the child’s bedwetting to relatives and friends. Extra laundry and bedding may be necessary to take along. Oftentimes, the systems and routines you use at home are not in place when you travel. This disruption in routine can be stressful for a child who is already sensitive about nighttime wetting.
Here are some tips for a stress-free trip:
Plan ahead. Think about your trip and where your child will be sleeping. Depending on how, where and when you travel, it may be hard to find places to wash clothes and get fresh sheets if nighttime wetting occurs, so you may want to take an extra set of bedding and disposable underpads with you.
Reduce the need for clean-up. Using RMS Brands® Disposable Underpads makes for a comfortable sleep experience and reduces clean-up time, no matter where you are. If you’re camping, bring a waterproof liner for sleeping bags and camper bunks.
- Pack extra supplies. Bring along an extra pair of pajamas and some wipes so your child can change quickly and get back to sleep. If your child is going to a sleepover with friends, consider buying two pairs of the same pajamas, so no one will notice if they need to change.
- Monitor liquid intake after dinner. Make sure your child avoids sugary beverages, and encourage them to use the toilet right before bedtime.
- Make getting to the bathroom easier. If possible, make it easier for your child to get up in the middle of the night and find the bathroom by using a nightlight.
- Be consistent with your nighttime routine. The things you do before bedtime shouldn’t change just because you’re in a different location.
- Handle accidents with grace. If your child does have an accident, address it calmly and have them help you clean up. Make sure to reassure your child that it is OK.