Are there other options?

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Are there other options?
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Tue, 06-12-2007 - 1:28pm
I have a question. My 7 y.o. DD still wets when she sleeps. When we are in the car and she falls asleep she will wet and soak the car seat. Recently we have put a pad in the seat which she seats on. That doesn't always contain the flood. She wears a diaper to bed, would it be wrong to ask her to wear a diaper while traveling and then take it off when we get to where we are going?
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Tue, 06-26-2007 - 5:31pm

How often does she fall asleep in the car? If it's only every once in a while, If it were me, I wouldn't risk making her feel bad by suggesting she use one. How about when you see her getting sleepy, make a potty stop before she falls asleep? No place to pee? They do sell portable female urinals at larger "real" pharmacies-you could keep one in the car. I used one on a long car trip when I was 8 months PG, they work really well. Or, what about using one of mom's monthly pads (like Always or Stayfree). When he was 5 yrs old, my ex-husband's mom taped one to his head to cover a huge cut-then took him to the hospital for stiches. He remembers all the nurses laughing, but at the time, he had no idea why they were laughing.

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Wed, 06-27-2007 - 2:52pm
Thanks for the suggestions. Like I said the pad we put in the car seat doesn't contain the flood completely so I know my maxi pads won't. Plus I'm more comfortable with her wearing a diaper than a maxi pad. Plus she knows she can't help it. She will be the one at the store reminding me that she's getting low with her night-time diapers. She'll go to the baby department and pick out the pack of diapers and carry it. So I know she won't be embarressed. And yes she frequently falls a sleep. I'm afraid to keep her awake til we find a pee stop. Getting out of her carseat and peeing she probably won't fall back to sleep.
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Wed, 06-27-2007 - 5:28pm

Have you taken her to a dr. to be checked out? It seems to me that at 7yo, wetting oneself after falling asleep in the car may not be "normal" and a physical cause should be investigated. In the meantime, have you tried those wet/dry sheets they use in hospital beds to contain moisture-maybe you can drape one over the car's seat to help contain wetness.

Best wishes and please keep us updated.

Lynn

Lynn
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Wed, 07-18-2007 - 2:04pm
I think it would be best to try and gage the stops around her normal cycle. I know it is much easier to travel with them sleeping; we're miltary and a trip from FL to ME to GA is considered "the norm" for us. *wink*

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Wed, 07-18-2007 - 5:20pm
What about the good nights that older kids wear that wet their beds. It's like pull-ups, but for older kids.