Dr Catherine
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8-15 years

Our 8 year old son wears drynites each night, but about 1 in 4 nights they are not enough to contain his wee and he wakes with a wet bed. If we go camping, it’s almost every night. I’m not concerned about his development - he’ll grow out of it - but do you recommend a product for large volume wetters when drynites 8-15 are not sufficient?

There are a number of possible explanations as to why your sons DryNites are leaking. The most common reason is an improper fit – absorbent pants that are too large or small can cause leakage. Some children experience a larger than normal urine output overnight. In these instances you can try and minimise the amount of urine produced by making sure your son empties his bladder just before bedtime, as well as limiting foods or drinks that are known to be high in caffeine as this tends to stimulate the kidneys. Citrus and dairy have also been linked to children’s bedwetting, so perhaps limit this from his diet in the evenings. All the best, Dr Cathrine