Am on here this morning hoping one of you may be able to help with a question as to point me in the right direction. My daughter is still in diapers. She is outgrowing the name brands. Does anyone know of good diapers/pull-up that are made for bigger kids? She has some interest to potty train but she is not there yet and need to come up with some ideas before she must run naked through the town.:)
Oh and call your peditrician for a perscription BEFORE you try to buy them. You might have to jump up and down a little if you don't have a ped. that specializes in special needs but its always good to see if you can get it paid for before you start paying for it. Some insurance companies will cover this if you don't have medicaid too.
Part 1: My pediatrican readily wrote a precription for adult diapers, but no one would fill the prescription.
Part 2: I turned around and dug into all those knowledgeable helpers who supported the adult pull-up theme by sending my child to school in regular underwear with lots of clothing back-ups. The school either had to support the training or continue changing an 8 year old up to five times per day. Mission fully accomplished (independent toileting) in about 3 weeks. It was a tough decision, but the benefit is tremendous. You see, pull-ups and adult diapers are not created to support toilet-training; they're meant to keep the bottom dry and comfortable and actually makes toilet training more challenging.
Hope this helps.
Is she on medicaid? If your child is over the age of three medicaid will often pay for diapers for older children. Or pull ups. They do make them but often you have to orderthem from a medical supply dealer. We use Sleep Overs which are distributed by first quality and get them from a home health care provider though often medical supply stores use them. We were using papers pull ups and I tried the pampers overnights but I didn't find that held absorbancy as well and they are not really ment to hold bowel movements of an older child who isn't aware that they are going. The sleep overs work great have a soft side that feels like cotten and so far hardly any leaks
your local Greenleaf may assist you in special diapers also in the cost. I do find Goodnights to work well too.
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