Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Time for Depends?

Does anyone know what happens when a kid outgrows the biggest size of diapers? I'm guessing I have to start buying Depends? Please tell me I don't have to start buying Depends. Somebody? Anybody?

19 comments:

JKI said...

wow, I have the same question. Our daughter used to be potty trained then lost it this year . She is in pull ups because she occasionally still goes on the potty and we want to encourage that. But she is 45 pounds and the biggest pull ups go up to 47 or 50. I am really curious as to what happens next.... (sigh)

Alice said...

Have you looked at Goodnights? My boys had bedwetting issues until age 10. Those were pretty big.

Lisa said...

I want to know too. Oh, by the way...I loved the blush story! :)

Shelley said...

I think most people are going with Goodnights at first. They go up to bigger sizes. But, just so you know, the next step is NOT depends! They do make bigger diapers for older kids and adults. I had several older kids that wore them when I was a teacher.

Stephanie said...

I always thought that they made youth diapers that you ordered through a medical supply company.

Stephanie said...

http://www.athomemedical.com/Youth-Diapers/Youth-Diapers.asp

check this place out for ideas and then search for better prices or a local store that might carry them.

Amy L said...

Pullups got up to 4t-5t
Also Goodnights have larger sizes than that.
Amy

Charissa said...

Sheesh. So expensive!! Thanks ladies. I did find some size 7's which I ordered from diapers.com. Maybe it's time to really work on potty training. I am too cheap to spend that kind of money on something that gets peed and pooped on daily.

Leah said...

Depends go up to 125 pounds. Angela can still wear the largest size if she has to. Many insurance companies cover diapers after the age of 4, so check with yours. Medicaid does. They cover Angela's.

Marlita said...

Depends are actually quite comfortable.

kirsten said...

Marlita...your comment made me laugh.

Charissa said...

My sister always makes me laugh.

June Berger said...

My niece uses youth diapers. Since she has medicaid and they are ordered by a prescription, they don't cost them anything. It's considered a medical supply I guess. She gets them at her local drug store. They often don't have as many packs as the script is for, but they order them in and give her what they have in stock. I would ask your local pharmacist, they are often behind the counter.

June Berger said...

LOL, just read my post, the diapers are often behind the counter not the pharmacist, although they are too ;o)

Stephanie said...

Check with your insurance too because after a certian age with a diagnosed disability some will cover the cost if they are prescribed by your doctor

Delahne said...

I'm guessing you couldn't find anything on diapers.com? Too bad, it was such a good coupon!

Amy said...

We use Goodnights for the bedwetting... they seem to hold ALOT! haha
Also - you can keep your receipts for Goodnights and submit them at the Caregivers Marketplace dot com site for a little bit back on the price. I know it might sound icky - but you might be able to have someone make you some homemade cloth diapers? My sister in law has done some - if you are interested - let me know!

Take care!

Cortney said...

When my daughter was 7 and still not trained we did start using the pull ups. Although they do not hold as much they were less expensive than the larger diapers. That also forced me to focus on the potty training at home and at school they took her more often. The fact that they were more like big girl panties also made her feel more like her peers. Many of my friends have had success with the potty training in a day with their children with Down syndrome. There is actually a women here in Illinois that does a bootycamp that was featured on the Chicago news and she has great success with all children including special needs.

G said...

Charissa check to see if their is a waiver or something you can get to cover diapers. I know in some places kids over a certain age can qualify, talk to her caseworker. Mercede was in diapers til she was 8 but she was so tiny and was still the size of a 4 year old at that age.