Need recommendations for "pampers" for my 10 year old, small frame son

LaTonya - posted on 12/28/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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As my son gets older, size 6 toddler diapers are no longer able to contain his urine. Consequently, we are constantly trying to keep his bedding and mattress from smelling like urine. Depend type "pampers" are too big for him. Does anyone have any other solutions?

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Regenia - posted on 12/30/2009

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My daughter is 50 pounds. We use Underjams that you can purchase at Target. We also use Good Nites that you can purchase at B.J.s. My mother buys the Good Nites at the B.J.s in Newnan since we aren't a member.

Stephanie - posted on 01/01/2010

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I just wanted to add that we do also receive a case of throw-away chux pads (bed pads) from the same company. I know the doctor included this in our script. they are so hand to have for more than just the bed. We put them in the carseat on long trips, etc. Good luck!

Stephanie - posted on 01/01/2010

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We use HDIS ( www.HDIS.com) Somehow, because our son is over the age of three, they will deliver them and charge insurace for them. They have very good quality diapers - we chose the "Cuties" brand. They are closer to Pampers in design and VERY good quality. The ladies there are very helpful and sent us out some samples last week. They have started carrying diaper liners for just this situation. They sent us two different kinds. You might try their website and see what you can find out. They will usually let you know right away what you need (doctor's script?) to start service. Good luck!



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Sylvia - posted on 12/30/2009

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LaTonya, I literally feel your pain. My son is now 25. Just last year we found our God-send of diapers. They are called Prevail. We order them online and they arrive at our door in just a day or two. They are a little more expensive than the Depends we were using, but they are worth their weight in gold! I'm pretty sure Prevail has the smaller sizes. They aren't perfect, but my son wakes up a lot of mornings with his bedding dry! That NEVER happened before. Also, he gets diarrhea frequently. Prevail does a good job of containing that, too. Remember he has man-sized bowels and bladder so I think this is such a blessing! Don't get discouraged. There is always an answer. You just might have to look a long time.

Bobbie - posted on 12/29/2009

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I took care of a 14 year old boy who also wet through at night. He did get his diapers through the insurance co./clinic but they didn't hold well. We often put a poise pad in the diaper at night to help absorb more. It worked some nights, others, he still woke up wet. We had a bed liner over the mattress so it was easy to wash all the bedding if we needed to.

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CORSALIA - posted on 01/25/2010

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Back again---I also get bed pads that will catch any leaks thru medical coverage. They are great and I get a month supply each month and they will cover the area your child sleeps on

CORSALIA - posted on 01/25/2010

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Try adult size diapers with the tape ends or pull-ups----they both come in a small---which should fit your child. Hope this helps you. My child gets his thru his medical supplier---and medical insurance pays for it---I receive a month supply once a month.

Mary - posted on 01/03/2010

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I order my son's diapers from NorthShore care Supply the website is www.northshorecare.com I use the slimline during the day and over night I use the ATN in the slimline with a booster pad. Also, I ordered some washable bed pads that I put under him at night so if the diaper does leak at least the bed does not need to be changes. Or if your child is hospitalized sometimes you can get a few during your hospital stay. Northshore Care Supply does carry them they are item # 5411 (Softnit 399 Washable Underpads). Good luck and hope this helps...

Lorena - posted on 12/29/2009

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My son who is 8 and small framed gets his diapers through medical, once our private insurance denied him I faxed the denial letter to a company who handles durable medical supplies and they sent them to my house on a monthly basis. I live in California so I don't know who handles your insurance, but there is a way to get diapers don't get discouraged.

Sarah - posted on 12/28/2009

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I have the same problem with my 5 year old son, at night mostly. I have been washing his bedding almost everyday. I have tried the overnight pants but they don't seem to work either. If you find something that works I would love to know!

Heather - posted on 12/28/2009

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I just went through this with my son. Call your ins co and see if diapers are covered under your durable medical goods portion of your policy. If they are your ins co can give you the name of some medical goods suppliers they are contracted with. Our ins doesn't cover diapers, but my son has MassHealth.state medicaid ins as a backup, a nd they cover diapers after 3 yrs of age. FYI, Pampers does have a size 7, but I've only found them at a Babies r us and they're expensive.

Claire - posted on 12/28/2009

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hi my names claire and we have a 7year old with slight cp and cannot talk and we have a nappy service that helps out with nappies which are great i don't know where you are but we are in england. The other thing i buy for our son are pampers bed mats that go overthe top of the mattress which stops the mattress smelling of urine i hope this helps and let me know how you get on thanks claire

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