July 29, 2013
This post brought to you by GoodNites. All opinions are 100% mine.
Bedtime at my house means the same routine almost every night. The boys get a bath, have vitamins, read (or tell) a story and then one last visit to the bathroom. That’s followed by goodnight kisses and lights out. Nothing fancy but that routine helps the boys settle down so they can get the rest that they need.
When I was little, bedtime was often an unhappy time because – I wet the bed. I remember trying so many things to avoid an accident but at least a couple of times a week, I would awake to find that I had wet the bed. It was embarrasing and a lot of work. Having to help change sheets was not my idea of fun as a little girl. Back in the 70′s there weren’t any options available. I remember one night in particular where I was invited to a sleep over party. I didn’t sleep the whole night for fear that I’d have an accident and be embarrased in front of all of my friends .
Many parents are unaware that bedwetting is a developmental condition (called nocturnal enuresis) and is not something a child can be trained out of. There’s also evidence that there is a hereditary component to this condition. So, I was not surprised when one of my boys had issues staying dry at night. Jake potty trained very early and never had issues in the day time. However, nighttime was a different story. We looked for ways to manage his bedwetting and found that limiting his fluid intake helped tremendously. If he is cut off from all liquids by 7 pm he typically stays dry all night. But, we all know that things happen…baseball runs past 8 pm, sleepovers, late dinners. There are lots of things that can throw us off track. That’s where GoodNites come in.
GoodNites Underwear are the most absorbent pants for boys and girls ages 4 and up. Specially made to protect while lying down, they help keep pajamas and bedding dry all night long and feature plush comfort with a discreet design. GoodNites Underwear help them maintain a sense of privacy and self-esteem until your child outgrows bedwetting. Thanks to GoodNites Underwear, there is no stress about wet sheets.
What I love is that they are very discrete. You can’t tell the difference between the GoodNites Underwear and regular underwear under pajamas. Jake can wear them at a sleepoever and no one even knows.
Learning how to manage bedwetting can cause stress between parent and child that ultimately impacts the child’s self-esteem and confidence. 43% of parents incorrectly believe they can train their kids out of bedwetting. GoodNites wants to educate parents on the important differences between potty training and bedwetting so they will know if their child is experiencing the condition and can provide them with the best solution to keep them dry, comfortable and confident.
Jake doesn’t use them all the time but we both love having them available just in case. I like not having to deal with washing sheets and Jake knows that an accident is not the end of the world. I think they have increased his confidence and more often now when we do use them, they are totally dry when he wakes up. He’s a very active, growing boy – a good night’s sleep is a very important thing!
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