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I wear cloth diapers and plastic pants at night because I don't want wet sheets. I have had wetting problems for all of my life, and just recently, I've come to terms with this, emotionally. I no longer feel the shame I once did. I figure wearing diapers is better having wet pants or sheets. I was a chronic bed-wetter as a child in the 1960s and it was completely misunderstood. I often wonder how this current generation deals with bed-wetting.

billblake billblake 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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somehow waking up in a wet diaper is much more acceptable than waking up in wet sheets... just relax and enjoy

<p>Billblake, you wrote that you wear cloth diapers and plastic pants at night because you don't want wet sheets. Those are my sentiments exactly. I want my cotton flannel diaper to be thick enough to keep my bed (and my wife) completely dry even if I wet several times in it during the same night.<br />
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It is always so good to hear from a life-long bedwetter who has come to terms with this little disability and learned to feel emotionally comfortable about it. There is nothing to be ashamed of, but it takes a lot of time for many people to understand that. Although I insist on cloth diapers and rubber panties instead of disposables, I do give credit to the disposable diaper industry for one thing. They have made the use of diapers by adults, teens, and older children much more common and much more acceptable than was the case decades ago. I consider that a very positive direction in society.</P>

I am sorry to hear about your bed wetting problem. I don't really have that problem. However, I still wish you the best of luck and hope that some day you can overcome it.<br />
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I too wear terry nappies and plastic pants because I wet the bed most nights I was a chronic bedwetter as a child. I have accepted that being a bedwetter is just part of who I am and no longer feel any shame in it. I think it is high time any stigma attatched to bedwetting was banished for good. It isn't really such a big deal. I can think of far worse things.