I posted this in another group too, but I think this one gets more traffic - hopefully that's ok.
Has anyone dealt with bedwetting and sleepovers? Specifically at
other people's houses - we've managed pretty well at our house. The
complicating issue is that goodnites leak, so she wears diapers, and
can't get them on herself. DD is 8.
When we've hosted
sleepovers we pre-tape a couple diapers so she can just pull one up in
the bathroom. I then distract her friend while she has DH adjust and
tighten it (if she just pulls it up it's likely to leak - we've tried).
With baggy PJ pants and a long t-shirt it's not noticeable at all. I wake her up early so she can clean up before the friend wakes up.
I think that if she is going to go on a sleepover at a friend's house, I should tell the parents. What would you think if you were asked a child over for a sleepover, and the parents called you to tell them that bedwetting was still a problem? Would you even be willing to have them spend the night? Would you be willing to keep that from your child, and help them be discreet about (i.e. making sure they had some privacy in the bathroom to put a diaper/pull-up on, and maybe waking her up first in the morning)? And would you be willing to help adjust the diaper by tightening the tapes (but not actually put it on - DD would be mortified at the thought of someone other than her parents diapering her, and probably wouldn't even like this, but I'm not sure what else to do). Hopefully the help wouldn't be necessary - I'm trying to find her some wool pants to use as a diaper cover over the goodnites to absorb any leaks, but finding them in her size is a little difficult.