My mother has had some strokes and is incontinent. She takes off her diaper at night and doesn't know. How can I keep it on? Hand guards?

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Geri, Mom does this occasionally. It's usually when she is very wet that she takes them off and leaves them at the end of the bed, to soak through the sheets! I now get her up every night before I go to bed. I make her go to the toilet and put on a dry pair of pull ups. This seems to have solved the problem and keeps her and the bed dry. Sure saves on laundry too!!!
I found these pull-ups online and they are the best on the market. You have to get them from a medical warehouse, but they work like a miracle!
I get them from XP Medical. The brand is Abriflex-extra. I pay $94.95 for a case of 84, and there is no shipping charge. Try them out and try changing Mom a few hours after she goes to bed. They usually go the heaviest in the first few hours. Their bodies seem to relax and let go when they are sleeping. This has made my life easier after 2 years of battling wet bed everyday.Good luck!!
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Ok.. I've been knotting her nightgowns between the legs for the last few nights and it WORKS!! WOOHOOOOOOOOO! Now if only the diapers wouldn't leak it would be PERFECT LOL. TY for all your responses!
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Taking off Diapers at night....... Hello everyone, I am just joining and happy to find this site. My Mom would take her diaper off and pee all over the bedroom floor. I finally cured it and this is how. First you take a pair of pajamas. Then you use 1" elastic OR even easier, buy suspenders. Cut off the metal fasteners to the suspenders and just directly sew them onto her pajama bottoms. Put on a diaper and pajama top, then pull up her pajama bottoms putting on her attached suspenders up on her shoulders. Then cover her top with another shirt. I bought 1/2 waist height robes. Not only will she look adorable but she can NOT get off her pajamas and diaper because the straps are under her shirt. If this doesnt help, you can also buy "unstrippible" pajamas online that Zipper up the entire back and they cant get it off. Hope this helps!
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Thanks, I think if the gloves didn't work the unremoveable clothing would have. But she is so frail it would be hard to get her dressed and undressed. So far the gloves stayed on and so did the diaper. Her health is declining though. I think she is on the verge of becoming confined to a bed... she is having a hard time sitting up right.
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BEDSIDE PEE JUG - Is she sitting up on the side of the bed and then taking them off? Or is she doing this while lying down in the bed? The reason I ask is, if she sitting up, maybe a pee jug will work. My dad - who we thought wouldn't know "how to use his," took to it very quickly.

BED LINER- If she is pulling the underpants off while lying down, would a bedpan under her work, and forget the disposables. Does she sleep on her side or back? Another ploy might be just to use disposable-absorbent liners placed under her. I mean, she doesn't really need to wear the diapers-per-se, right? Problem with this might be that her nightgown gets wet in the process....

ANTI-UNDRESSING CLOTHING - Another strategy might be to get some of the "unremovable" clothing they have for alzheimer's folks. You could put the diaper on and then this jumpsuit.
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duct tape didn't work.. or I just didn't tape it tight enough. I don't want to hurt her so blah.. I put on boxing gloves tonight... lets see if those stay on.
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She only uses the diapers. I'm going to try duct tape and hope she can't pull them off! LOL thanks.. I need onesies for grown ups!!
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LINER - Depending on how much pee she has and is she getting up to go to the toilet, maybe just an absorbent liner on the bed? Usually you can find them aisle along with the Depends and other products.

You might also try to put a regular large underpants over the disposable undergarments.

I think there are different strategies depending on if she's getting up to go to the toilet, or is just in-bed and pulling off the undergarments.

It's a pretty tough habit to break to pee into a disposable undergarment, we're so used to going to a toilet.
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GERRICA:

How about duct tape? But you'll need a sturdy pair of scissors remove the diapers every morning. Don't tape the skin.

-- ED
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