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To try to encourage DD to wear nappies again for a holiday?

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Oliviaerinpope Sat 21-May-16 18:40:58

I suspect it is very unreasonable, but I'm not sure how else to manage this.

DD (just 4) has been out of nappies at night for a while and hasn't worn daytime nappies since she was around 18m. She still sometimes has accidents at night which isn't a problem at home, easy to strip and remake the bed. However, we are going on a two week cruise - I can't ask housekeeping for new bedding at 3am and I'm not clear how we'd manage an accident.

Do I use a nappy at night to avoid accidents? DD will hate it and may even refuse or take it off, which also makes the situation more tricky.

Any advice would be helpful.

AndTakeYourPenguinWithYou Sat 21-May-16 18:41:59

Take a packet of absorbent bed pads, and ask housekeeping to leave extra linens in your room.

Oliviaerinpope Sat 21-May-16 18:42:44

Oh! That makes so much sense. Thank you.

nephrofox Sat 21-May-16 18:42:51

Take some of those bed mat things

DelphiniumBlue Sat 21-May-16 18:42:56

Take extra bedding and a waterproof mat to go under the sheet.

LouBlue1507 Sat 21-May-16 18:44:23

Take a waterproof bedsheet with you! x

starry0ne Sat 21-May-16 18:45:36

I took a waterproof mattress cover when I went away and DS was usually dry but when when exhausted.

Oliviaerinpope Sat 21-May-16 18:49:00

Thank you all so much for taking the time to reply. My DH is currently online searching for disposable pads grin

AgeOfEarthquakes Sat 21-May-16 18:50:15

These are brilliant as the stick to the bed and don't move around. I always take some with me when we stay overnight somewhere. On the odd ocassion that DD has had an accident, they have protected the bed.

HungryHorace Sat 21-May-16 18:51:07

Asda sell them. I've found them to be dearer from online sellers.

HungryHorace Sat 21-May-16 18:51:56

bigbluebus Sat 21-May-16 18:52:28

Home Bargain sell those bed pads Olivia or any specialist disability equipment shop should have them.

Cakescakescakes Sat 21-May-16 18:53:21

The Huggies dry nites ones are the best. Available in tesco etc. They're much bigger than most of the other brands. I use them on holidays with my 5 year old who is still a bit unreliable at night. Take disposables rather than a washable waterproof one as you won't have facilities to wash it.

Janeymoo50 Sat 21-May-16 19:15:16

I take them away if, errrr, having a bad period (sorry for tmi). £4/5 ish in Tesco for a pack of 7 bed pads. Don't take much space either.

AcrossthePond55 Sat 21-May-16 19:21:15

If you advise your room steward, most cruise lines with make the bed up with a waterproof mattress cover and arrange for large plastic bags for any wet sheets. The waterproof pads are nice, but they don't cover the entire mattress and if you have a 'fidgety' sleeper or one with 'large capacity' there is still a chance that the mattress itself will get wet.

Fluffyears Sat 21-May-16 19:54:02

The dry items are sold next to
The nappies in supermarkets and are excellent. We used them for my disabled father.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sat 21-May-16 20:04:32

You could also try the pull ups.
Pajama pants.
Maybe sell it as the boat being warm so she can wear these new pj's and a vest?

Bed mats are also good

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