Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Single Mum | 2010-09-15

Q.

Underwear

I am a single mom to my son, 3, who is fully toilet trained. Since he has been dry at night he has been sleeping in briefs and pajama''s. My friend told me that boys should not sleep in briefs as it will damage their long term fertility. I do not have much male input on this subject and I don''t want to do what is wrong for him. My son wears regular briefs day and night. They are not tight at all. Do I stop the briefs at night or continue?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There is no real reason for your son to wear underwear with his pyjamas at night if he is fully potty trained. He does wear very loose underpants so this will not cause him any harm if you do decide to continue to let him sleep with underpants on as well.

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