Reusable Incontinence Products for Children and Teens

Reusable briefs or cloth diapers offer a comfortable alternative to disposable underwear products, like Depends, for older children and teens experiencing incontinence. 

While cloth diapers are often associated with babies and toddlers, they can also be used for older children and teenagers. We prefer to use the language reusable briefs when speaking about reusable incontinence products for older children and teens. Reusable briefs carry less stigma and can feel more empowering for children and teens experiencing incontinence. 

  • Nocturnal Enuresis

    This is when a person involuntarily wets the bed while sleeping. Nocturnal enuresis is sometimes often also referred to as bedwetting.

    This is a common condition that affects both children and teens. While bedwetting is not a serious health problem, but it can be upsetting for both children and parents.

  • Daytime Urinary Incontinence

    Daytime urinary incontinence is when a child or teenager accidentally wets themselves during the day.

    It is a common condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 children who have been potty-trained and are age 5 and older.

  • Fecal Incontinence.

    This occurs when a child or teenager cannot control their bowel movements and accidentally has bowel movements at unexpected times.

    Chronic constipation and some medical conditions can lead to fecal incontinence.

  • Urge Incontinence

    Urge incontinence occurs when a child or teen suddenly and strongly feels like they need to urinate, but they cannot control the release of urine.

    This is a common type of urinary incontinence in children and can be caused by various factors, such as bladder infections, bladder stones, nerve damage, and constipation.

Reasons to Consider Reusable Incontinence Briefs

Health Concerns

Reusable briefs can be a good option for children teens with sensitivities to wetness, heat or certain fabrics, as they can provide a more comfortable and eco-friendly alternative to disposable products.

They can also be customized to fit specific needs and provide a more sustainable option

Cost Savings

While reusable incontinence briefs can be more expensive upfront, they can save money in the long run.

Disposable products must be discarded after wear regardless of whether or not they have been soiled. Reusable products can help eliminate the recurring cost of disposable products.


Instill confidence in your teen or child by offering them an alternative to traditional disposable incontinence products like disposable diapers.

Choose prints and patterns that match your child or teen's personality. Let them take control of their incontinence.

Personal Perference

Some parents and caregivers may choose reusable briefs for reasons other than environmental or health concerns, such as liking the appearance of reusable diapers or wanting to support local or small businesses.

Are reusable briefs right for my child or teen?

Choosing to make the switch to reusable incontinence products can be a deeply personal choice. There are many factors that may influence your decide to try reusable briefs.