A nursery manager: "My theory is that children now feel too comfortable in disposable nappies and the message from the bladder that they are wet or uncomfortable doesn't reach the brain," she said. "Years ago, in the days of terry towelling nappies, the children felt uncomfortable and the brain/bladder connection developed earlier," she said.
Mother of a 7-year-old who still wears diapers at night: “We had about two weeks when she was 18 months old when I thought she was going to be brilliant. She went really well for two weeks but since then she’s gone down hill. She does have accidents during the day and at night she still wears a nappy."
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(photo by Julian Simmonds)