1. cake4tea

    cake4tea Registered User

    Jan 22, 2014
    62
    Hi
    Can anyone tell me or give advice on how to persuade my mom to use incontinence pads, especially at night time. She says she does not need them but she often has an accident as she sleeps quite heavy or sometimes doesn't make it to the bathroom in time especially after her hip op.
     
  2. PeggySmith

    PeggySmith Registered User

    Apr 16, 2012
    1,683
    BANES
    Don't know if this will help, but we managed to get MIl to wear pull-ups at night - called them night pants.
     
  3. kaycee30

    kaycee30 Registered User

    Feb 4, 2015
    20
    We persuaded my Dad to trial one, just for a night to see how he got on, a little white lie was told, that the nurse wanted his opinion...he thought he was helping the nurse out so was happy to help.
    He did use it and the following morning, after we explained to him, that the use of the pad saved mum the washing of bedsheets he was happy to continue with them.
    Not everone would agree with whire lies, however it didnt cause any distress and didnt cause him any harm :)
    we also put one over the carpet incase he doesnt make it in time.
    Hope this helps x
     
  4. Scullerina

    Scullerina Registered User

    Jan 25, 2015
    3
    I'm very open with my Mum about intimate stuff and told her about me wearing towels both for periods and incontinence - really bad cough was leading to some little accidents! I think that helped. I also say how it's nice to be fresh and encourage her to wear them in the day as well so she gets used to how much more comfortable it is to be dry and not have accidents. She will take them out at random times but has got much more used to the whole idea.
    Also my sister had the idea of putting a chamber pot in the room. Although my Mum doesn't make it to the toilet she wakes and uses the pot regularly. She is sometimes quite embarrassed when I take it to clean it in the morning but she soon forgets that and has used the same pot in a number of different locations which is useful.
    Good luck.
     

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