What diapers do you use on bigger children?

Nicole - posted on 12/29/2009 ( 36 moms have responded )

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My duaghter, Colby, is getting bigger and has a vesicostomy (that she urinates out of). We're into stage 6 diapers now and I don't know what to do after she out grows that size. She will most likely never potty train so I need to think ahead and get prepared. Any thoughts? What do you all do?

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Angelicque - posted on 01/19/2012

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I have two children with special needs. My son is 13 and my daughter is 11, they are both in diapers and I am on a mission to have a company design a diaper for pre-teens and teens with special needs. My family, friends, and community are trying to help me. I will continue to write any and everybody that will hear me. It blows my mind that they want our children to fit in diapers for toddlers or adults. There is a HUGE gap in this idea, and I plan to take a stand in this very GAP!!!! Please help, me help our children get the hygiene products they need.

Sarah - posted on 03/29/2010

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I have no idea what to do!! My son is almost 4 and has many delays and special needs. He is trying to potty train but it's not going great. He's been waking up at 5:30 am every morning for 3 weeks b/c he's soking wet. He is a very big kid and is already wearing size 7 diapers. He has nothing to drink after dinner and goes on the potty before bedtime but still is soking wet! What kind of large diaper will hold a lot of urine throughout the night????

Corinne - posted on 03/29/2010

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ok his may sound very weird but my friend told me her mom did it to her and she did it to her kids and they do not wet during the night. I thought she was kidding so i had to google it. She said to put a red brick from say home depot in the oven til hot (not too hot to melt plastic) and then put in your child's potty..have your child pee on the brick and going forward they will not pee thru the night. You only do it the ONE time and then throw the brick away.
Check out this link...http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/famil...

Jaimie - posted on 01/20/2012

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you can get the night time up to 2x now, I saw them in CVS if they are even bigger think of the ones adults use! the 2x works for a kid I know who wears them at night and is 12

Shandell - posted on 08/20/2010

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My son has this! I know this is a bit late, but we use pampers size 7's that we buy from babies r us.

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Christy - posted on 09/05/2011

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move into adult size diapers...they come in small, medium, large and XL...(I think they may also come in Xtra-small but I am not sure...it has been so long since we have worn those...my son is now 20 yrs old & wears XL adult diapers...) they can be found in Walmart, usually around/with the feminine products...hope this helps...sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, I am hardly ever online....Good Luck....=0)

Emily - posted on 08/31/2011

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My daughter is classicutistic,and is 8yrs olde,but she is the size of a 13 yr olde,she has been in huggies drynites 9-15yrs,but there ripping now,wat can i use?

Whitney - posted on 08/22/2010

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My son is only 2 years old but because of him having autism spectrum disorder, we get diapers through denmans (a medical place with supplies) paid on his state medical card. He is also 40 lbs and 40 inches. He wears an adult youth diaper for persons 45-65 lbs.

Corinne - posted on 03/29/2010

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thats weird it didnt show up again try it again but with no dashes 8003544054

Corinne - posted on 03/29/2010

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I just realized i never put the ph # for Byrum Healthcare..it is 800-354-4054 ask for diaper assistance.

Corinne - posted on 03/08/2010

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Hello everyone....please ask your insurance company for diaper assistance...Byrum Healthcare works with insurance companies and you may even get your diapers for free mailed to your house! Byrum Healthcare's # is 800-354-4054. They have a catalog where you can order diapers like name brand Huggies or even they sell diapers that look like underwear for older children, plain white the right size for your child. Check it out..if they cover it you will be getting it mailed to you right away...I think you do need to have a diagnosis or drs note to say the need. Good Luck!

Samantha - posted on 03/07/2010

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My daughter Catherine is 7 and because of her dssabilities still not potty trained (shes's very tall and on the hevier side about 41/2 ft. 120lbs ) when she outgrew size 6 diapers a couple years ago we switched to the goodnites training pants and when she outgrew those we started using tena adult diapers.. both have worked out great they're very absorbant and I find they leak less than regular diapers.

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I had the same problem when my daughter started outgrowing all the store brand diapers. I found a mail order company that ships directly to your home in a non identifying box. They have all sizes starting with Youth, xtra small, small, etc. HDIS 1-800-269-4663. They even sell pads that you put inside the diaper to help absorb more. My daughter is 29 now and still wears diapers at nite. Very friendly company!
http://www.hdis.com/

Angie - posted on 01/28/2010

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after you call your insurance do you go to the drs. and get a script? do all pharmacies do this or just certain ones?

Teresa - posted on 01/27/2010

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I use Tranquility diapers with my son. I get them from www.HDIS.com and they are shipped directly to my home on a schedule that I set up. Prices are reasonable and they are the friendliest people. They will also send you samples of different products to use so you can find what works for you.

Donna - posted on 01/25/2010

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try goodnights i have found these to be the best for bigger kids, chase is eight and weighs about 60lbs so we had the same prob. the thing with the diapers u can order from medical supply companies was they didnt fit him around the legs (they cut the circlulation off so a friend told me about them and they worked great plus we were able to find a medical supply company that will supply them and charge them to ins. if u would like the name i can try to find it since i cant remember it now. oh and if u can get a dr to say she is incontinent and will not be able to be potty trained most ins will cover diapers after age 2
hope this helps some

Wendy - posted on 01/25/2010

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my 10 year old daughter still has problems at night. I used to by her Adult diapers. Size small . They are way cheaper than diapers for babies. and work just as good if not better.

CORSALIA - posted on 01/25/2010

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I use adult size diapers for my son---who is potty trained but will not use a bathroom away from home unless accompanied by his dad or myself. Talk with your pharmacist or a medical supply company----Diapers go all the way to adulthood. I get mines thru a medical supply company along with his other medical supplies. They also carry pull-ups if you prefer. His medical insurance covers the cost---why pay out of pocket.

Lori - posted on 01/19/2010

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I am having the same problem my middle son has mental disabilities and he has to wear a diaper, pull-up or depends at night but the pull-ups and depends don't hold that much...

Sletta - posted on 01/19/2010

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I take care of my nephew and he is nout of diapers and into pull ups because of the sizing issue. He has actually grown out of the most common sizes of pull ups as well so the only thing that fits is nite time pull ups and we buy the largest size from Safeway or Fred Meyer (Kroger). The adult sizes are WAY to large for him even in their smallest size available. I hope this helps. Sletta from WA state

Christy - posted on 01/17/2010

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Hi Nicole..My son has CP and is almost 19 now...we use the tranquility diapers (adult diapers). I found that when the size that fit him the best no longer held the amount of output, I just went up to the next size and pulled the diapers around him and taped them. They arent that much bigger on him anyway...Maybe this will help for all the other Moms out there that don't have children quite as old as mine....Good Luck!!

DonnaGayle - posted on 01/16/2010

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my child also uses the Goodnite pull-ups which seem to be very absorbant...My daughter is 9 and we had a urodynamic test in Shreveport, LA and the result was that she had no bladder muscle sensation... I just do not know what to use after she gets too big for those... But those work for now....

Gae - posted on 01/16/2010

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There are youth size diapers available through supply companys I use the tranquility brand they have a web site for the products,www.tranquilityproducts.com they are covered thru most insurance if you get an rx from the doctor for children over 2 yrs if the doctor will give a diagnosis of incontinence.also wipes and diaper rash creams may be covered to prevent skin break downs .hope this helps

Angela - posted on 01/16/2010

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I have nappies delivered to me now from the nhs for free for my daughter as I had the same problem .. I spoke with my health visitor & the consultant paediatrician in charge of her care.

Tayyebah - posted on 01/15/2010

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Is she able to wear pull ups??? Because I belivee they go upto 6t, the smallest is 2t

Kathleen - posted on 01/14/2010

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We also use Good Nights ~ 1 pull-up (changed every 2-3 hours) during the day and 2 pull-ups (1 on top of the other) during the night. These pull-ups have been such a blessing for us, since our daughter has Spina Bifida and is incontinent.

Liz - posted on 01/03/2010

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My daughters nine and she wears nappies that have been supplied by the nhs. I got them by getting my school nurse to refer us. The nurse then chages the size when i ask. I hope this helps you.

Margaret - posted on 12/31/2009

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My son is 8 yrs old. He use to be on youth size adult diapers (briefs w/tabs) and now he uses a small size adult diaper. My son is also severely disabled and is in a wheelchair. His diapers are covered through our state medicaid program also. First Quality, I believe may be one of the less expensive diapers that provide youth size. I like Tena brand. I use to purchase Tena youth size online by the case before we received coverage.

Heather - posted on 12/29/2009

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Funny, this question has been asked 2x today! We just went through the same thing. Pampers makes a size 7, but i've only een them at Babies R Us and they're expensive. Call your ins co and see if diapers are covered under your durable medical goods portion of your policy. Either way, your Ins should be able to give you some names of Durable Medical Equipment companies that do supply youth sized diapers. My primary ins did not cover diapers, but my son who's 6 has MassHealth/State Medicaid program as a 2ndary ins, which covers diapers after the age of 3.

Brenda - posted on 12/29/2009

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I imagine you would go to the smallest size of adult diapers. Maybe they have a youth size?



I was thinking the same when my daughter was in size 6 and no sign of getting trained. She was trained in time.

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