Dr Catherine
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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 friends. The first and most important thing to do is to discuss your bedwetting with a trusted teacher, so that you will have someone you can go to for help while away. Often there is more than one student attending camp who wets the bed, so teachers (if they are aware) will organize sleeping arrangements so that you can share sleeping accommodations. There are two main options when it comes to managing bedwetting while away on camp. Firstly, you can attend and wear DryNites. One girl I knew wore her DryNites under a pair of Nylon dance pants that made a ‘swishy’ sound so that no one could hear that she was wearing absorbent pants – in the morning she just put them in a plastic bag and hid them in her overnight bag when she changed in the bathroom. Its good to have a few practice runs before you go. The other is to use medication. This is something that should be discussed with your mother and your doctor and should only be used in the short-term. All the best! Regards, Dr Cathrine