Seems kinda gross to just let kids sleep in the same urine-soaked sleeping bag night after night without washing it...
To those of you that kind of make a face at the thought of sleeping in a wet, or formerly wet bag, or going to a place without protection, I wonder if you could have handled such a thing so well? What is a hyper-active outgoing young boy to do? Do we bedwetters let this become an overwhelming burden in our lives letting it control out social abilities? Or, do you face the problem with as much fortitude and responsibility you can manage? I know that for quite a few of our members here it might seem implausible, but I can assure you that most older child or teen type protection is fairly new. Without something as large and bulky as cloth diapering, what else was there for older children?
And I know that it may sound gross to sleep in a bag that has just dried, but not been washed sounds gross. It is. That is something that we bedwetters have dealt with out whole lives. We wake up early and cold in urine soaked bedding at home constantly. Do you really think that a previously wet bag that has been dried but not washed is going to keep us from sleeping in it again? No, especially as you are with a group of your peers and friends. You do everything you can to fit in. Which means that this was something you largely ignored if you could, and handled it with speed, efficiency, and secrecy when things were wet.
. . . A good example was 2 years ago when I was in the hospital for a few days. I was unpacking my bag and the nurse saw me take out some diapers. She said "Diapers! Aren't you a little old to still be in diapers?!. . .