What is a good alternative to spending so much money on disposable bed pads and pull-ups for my 4 year old daughter who still wets some nights?
Many families struggle with knowing when to discontinue disposables without having a large increase in the daily laundry. Washable underpads are a great product to help with this transition. These are reusable, waterproof absorbent pads that lie on top of the sheet. When wetting occurs, it’s easy to remove the pad and replace it with a clean one. Since these underpads have a soft, quilted top layer, kids find them very comfortable to sleep on. Our underpads can absorb up to 4 cups so can hold more than most kids produce. They come in a pretty print or standard white. Some of the underpads come with the tuck in sides or can be purchased in the larger size to cover more of the mattress. The extra length of cloth on each side of the pad enables it to be tucked between the mattresses, securing it in place for the entire night.
You might find that this is a good time to transition from wearing disposables every night. Not only will you save money, but your daughter will begin to sense what wetness feels like and may begin to experience more dry nights. If she does have a wet night, all you have to wash is the underpad. If she prefers wearing pull-ups a little longer, the underpads prevent any leaking onto the sheet and mattress.
Underpads are nice for travel, too. They can be used in hotels for extra protection or inside sleeping bags for kids who are dry most nights but want extra assurance. They are available in several sizes; to fit twin, full or queen sized beds. Pet owners also rave about washable, reusable bed pads. Easy to wash and dry, they protect any surface from accidents.