Saf Organics waterproof underwear is one of the few Australian products that offer toilet training solutions for children with autism, spina bifida and other conditions to deal with full bladder leaks.
Saf Organics founder Tegiye Mimi-Ozalp said the demand started with toddler daytime toilet training underwear, then from families requesting undies in larger sizes for older children who still wet the bed.
“I went back to our supplier and asked if we could go bigger, and we came up with a seven-layer option to hold up to 680mL of liquid overnight.”
The reusable underwear is made from bamboo microfibre to absorb any accidents, and a waterproof PUL layer on the outside with sizes to suit children from 9kg to 35kg with no buttons or inserts.
“There are children with disabilities who are embarrassed to be wearing nappies and these provide a solution that helps children feel like they can be wearing ‘normal’ undies,” she said. “We designed our undies to be neutral colours with no bright patterns, so they don’t show under light clothes and don’t look like ‘kiddie’ nappies.”
The undies are NDIS approved and available in medium, large and extra-large sizes.
Bridie Allen said the underwear has been a gamechanger for her and her son Rayne.
“Rayne was recently diagnosed with autism and Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) which is likely one of the causes behind the bedwetting.”