New! LARGER Waterproof Overlay Pad for Queen Size Beds

Exclusively from the Bedwetting Store, we now carry LARGER Dry Defender tuck-in and flat washable overlay pads. This larger size, 36 x 70 inches, covers edge to edge on a Queen size bed. Our customers love our reusable waterproof overlays (with over 600 reviews of 4.5 stars) and have asked for something larger. Many children (and adults and pets) need reliable waterproof pads for a bigger bed. Now we’ve got one!!

Savings

Our customers rave about how much laundry and money they save by using these washable pads. Disposables are far less comfortable, less absorbent, and end up costing a lot more money. Having these waterproof pads in place protects sheets, mattresses and furniture from spills and urine. The tuck-in pads are especially nice for making sure the pad stays exactly where you want it. The fabric pieces on the sides are easily tucked between the top and bottom mattress.

Easy Clean-Up

When an accident occurs, simply remove this dependable waterproof pad to reveal a clean, dry area under it. Easy to wash and dry, this pad can be quickly reused. Many people buy several pads so they always have one ready to go. Now you can buy any size to fit your needs–whether you have twin, full or queen sized mattresses.

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Bedwetting-Diabetes Link

Research
Diabetes should be ruled out in children who have increased toileting and bedwetting, according to a new study from Southampton Children’s Hospital, UK. In their study of 261 children aged 18 months to 16 years, 33 percent had been seen by “multiple doctors” before receiving the proper Type-1 diabetes diagnosis. Symptoms of weight loss, fatigue, along with heavy wet diapers and increased toileting were presenting symptoms. Often, the children were less than 2 when the diagnosis was made. Of course, wet diapers and bedwetting at night are normal in this age group.

Practical Tips
In any child with new onset bedwetting, a simple urine test that is done in the pediatrician’s office can quickly rule out diabetes (looking for glucose in the urine) or urinary tract infections that could be contributing to bedwetting. I recommend that any child who has been dry at night, then suddenly begins bedwetting, has a simple urine test to make sure there is not diabetes or infection. The majority of the time, this test will be normal but it’s important to rule these things out. Of course, even if your child has always had bedwetting, but you notice new weight loss, fatigue or increased amounts of urine, get their urine checked.

Bedwetting in children with known Type 1 Diabetes
Children with Type 1 Diabetes, which is now under control, will sometimes continue to struggle with bedwetting. Bedwetting alarms can help this group of children become dry by helping them become aware of when the wetting occurs and putting that feeling together with getting up to urinate in the bathroom. Choose a time to introduce the alarm when their diabetes is stable and there are fewest family stressors.

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NEW! Dry-Me Bed-Mat Bedwetting Alarm

We now have a NEW Dry-Me Bed-Mat Alarm to add to our selection of Bell and Pad Alarms. Some children prefer not having an alarm attached to their shoulder or underwear. Using a Bed-Mat alarm is a perfect solution for these children who are ready to become dry. The specialized plastic mat lies under the child, but on top of the sheet. A folded sheet or large towel covers the plastic mat to hold it in place, makes it more comfortable and decreases sensing of any sweating.

The inexpensive Dry-Me Bed-Mat combines the durability and features of the wearable Dry-Me alarm with the usability of the Malem Bed-Mat. When the first drop of urine is sensed on the pad, the alarm unit sounds and vibrates. The alarm unit is clipped to the child’s pillow or head of the bed, so it can be readily heard no matter what the sleep position. The built-in alarm vibration adds another stimulus to alert the child. To turn off the alarm, simply disconnect the sensor pad and press the reset button.

Some tips when using a Bed-Mat Alarm:

Make sure your child sleeps directly over the bed-mat. If they sleep in a full or queen size bed, block off part of the bed so they don’t roll over to the uncovered side.

Do not attach the alarm unit to your child. When using the Dry-Me with a Bed-Mat sensor, attach the alarm to the pillow or top of the bed. Tuck the extra cord length under the folded sheet or towel.

If your child sweats heavily while sleeping, use fewer blankets, a cooler room and lighter pajamas. Sweat could cause a false alarm to occur. A towel over the plastic mat can help.

The less clothes your child wears, the more quickly the urine drops will be sensed. A baggy t-shirt or nightgown could be used.

Static electricity, caused by dry air and acrylic or synthetic fibers, can cause a false alarm. Use cotton blankets and leave stuffed animals out of the bed.

Follow these tips and have success with this NEW Dry-Me Bed-Mat Alarm. Remember that most children need their parents’ help to get up when the alarm sounds in the beginning.

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