You've made the right decision to shop for bedwetting underwear and mats for your child. Absorbent products can help ensure a worry-free, confidence-boosting night's sleep for everyone.

Once you're in the aisle, you'll find an array of products boasting a variety of benefits. They fall into two key groups: absorbent underwear and absorbent mattress pads (bedwetting mats).

Bedwetting underwear shopping tips

Disposable underwear are the best choice for children ages 4 and up who wet the bed. Their design helps ensure dry nights and provides discreet protection with a quiet soft fabric, a comfortable feel, and cool graphics.

What to look for:

  • Leak protection - the higher the better.
  • Comfort. Check the sizing information on the package to make sure you're buying the appropriate size for your child.
  • Quietness. Opt for underwear that doesn't crinkle or sound like diapers.
  • Age-appropriate design. Putting children in diapers or daytime training pants can make them feel like something is wrong with them. Graduate your child to nighttime underwear, which feature suitable graphics, and are usually lower cut so they don't peek out of garments.

Bedwetting mats shopping tips

Absorbent mattress overlays (bed mats) are essential for coping with bedwetting. They're easy to place and remove, and they help to minimize laundry by keeping your child's bedding dry. Consider a mat in addition to bedwetting underwear if your child's accidents tend be larger.

What to look for:

  • High absorbency. A mat should absorb as much fluid as a pair of bedwetting underwear.
  • Breathable, quiet materials. Opt for a mat that is soft and breathable while still providing excellent protection.
  • A stay-in-place application that lasts through the night. Mats with non-residue adhesive prevent bunching in the night, but are easy to remove in the morning.