My teen has been wearing a brand called Depends. It’s supposed to be a light and nonbulky diaper. I don’t understand, please help.

  • Is this a recent change? What is the reason he wets the bed?
    – AsheraH
    Apr 8 at 5:02
  • Have you seen a doctor about this?
    – nick012000
    Apr 10 at 5:58

Bed Wetting for teens is not uncommon. Other than diapers a good option is to monitor water consumption and urination before bed. And a mid-night alarm to get up and urinate would help getting rid of this.


Not sure diaper is a good idea. It can hurt his self esteem, making him feel helpless.

Unless this is some known medical condition and doctor advised to use a diaper, I'd have him just sleep normally, and if he wakes up wet during the night, help him change sheets, and get back to sleep on clean sheets again.

This way he should feel both more comfortable, and more in control over his actions.

If you prefer a diaper anyway (e.g. what I said before, medical condition) then I'd suggest a different brand that can be more comfortable on the skin, and absorb the urine better. From quick look in amazon, for example, the best rated brand is this. Surely there are others, you can try few different brands and see which feels best for your teen son. Good luck!

  • A teen can change his own sheets. No need for the parents to be involved. He can also do the laundry.
    – swbarnes2
    Apr 19 at 18:20
  • @swbarnes2 ideally, sure. But not all teens are so independent. Sure, it can be part of education, but that's out of scope here. I just know for sure that there are teens who don't change their own sheets and don't do laundry. Apr 20 at 8:54
  • @swbarnes2 It's possible that this particular teen is low functioning. OP didn't give enough information for us to tell if said teen would be able to change his own sheets.
    – forest
    Apr 26 at 3:19

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