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.
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 search I've made, a brand that got good reviews is this: (note: link might be blocked by adblockers)
Surely there are others, you can try few different brands and see which feels best for your teen son. Good luck!
I grew up wearing diapers to bed. Positive family attitude made all the difference. 4 boys and I was the only bedwetter. I also struggled during the day and had way too many daytime accidental wetting issues. I usually wore layers of briefs with plastic pants during the day. I rarely had any teasing from brothers. I decided I would stop the diapers when I entered high school. After a couple months of nightly floods I put myself back in diapers. Later urodynamic testing showed I had a neurogenic bladder and from my history the dr. Said likely since birth. I was also told it was not a curable condition. I guess the trick is attitude.
I have just noticed the question mention usage of Depends, so I have possible explanation to the "weird feeling" for the person in question.
Depends isn't really a diaper but rather an absorbent, disposable underwear. This means it can absorb only limited amount of urine, and if there is more, it becomes heavy and even start to leak. This can explain the issue.
Solution is simply to use "real" diaper, that can absorb more urine without becoming "heavy" or leaking. (See my other answer to get an example of such diaper.)