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I know it might be confusing when you have a bed wetter. They are potty trained during the day but putting on GoodNites at bedtime, or you think they are old enough to know better. They’re already in school, your friends kids are all potty trained and not wetting the bed. So many thoughts going through your mind right now, right? You are not alone Mama!
1 in 6 kids (ages 4-12) wet the bed one time or more each week after potty training.
But there are really so many reasons a child could be wetting the bed. And today I want to share with you a few solutions, tips and a fun little project you can easily make for your Little.
If you really are concerned the most important thing you can do is talk with your child’s Doctor. Maybe they will think it is no big deal. But whether they think there is a problem or not, they should be able to give you some reassurance.
Remind your kiddo to use the bathroom right before they get tucked into bed. And maybe try limiting their fluid intake for at least an hour before bed, with the exception of a small drink of water right before bed.
Create an Incentive Chart where they get to put a sticker on a chart each morning they wake up dry.
At night your child’s bladder doesn’t wake their brain to tell them they need to go to the bathroom. And they can’t control bedwetting. However, they do typically outgrow it on their own.
Try out the #1 Night time protection brand GoodNites Bedtime Pants, GoodNites Bed Mats, or GoodNites TruFit Underwear.
I grabbed both the bedtime pants and the mat from Walmart.
A few things about the GoodNites Bedtime Pants:
They are made specifically for boys and girls ages 4 and up to get the coverage right where they need it, with 5 layers of protection!
They are extra stretchy so they fit like real underwear
More absorbent compared to the leading training pants.
They come in fun, exciting characters like IronMan and Disney Fairies!
And some great points about the disposable Bed Mats:
They are disposable and waterproof
Saves you time because you are not changing sheets in the middle of the night.
Designed to lock in odors
Comfortable, plush layers your child with rest well on
I also wanted to share a fun DIY Lovey. A little comfort item that your kids will love. Every kid has a little lovey that they sleep with, and this is just a sweet little lovey your Little can love on.
We headed to the fabric store and picked out a couple of fabrics. Grabbing two “fat quarters” are perfect for this little project. I grabbed one that is cotton, but a second that was a little softer and more cuddly.
I gave it a little iron just to get the deep grooves out of it. It doesn’t need to be perfect!
I cut a little bit off, just to make it square. Then I went all around the edges and made cuts. Each of my cuts were less than an inch apart and a little over an inch long. You really can’t mess it up, so just make the cuts.
I also cut out the corners.
Then I started tying my strips together, tying each into a knot. Tie all the way around until all strips are tied.
If you have a liner you could easily cut a piece to line the inside of your lovey to give it a little fuller feel, but it is great without too! Summer clearly loves it!
One thing that is always important to remember is to keep your cool.
I know it can be frustrating to deal with a bed wetter. We think they should “know better” or be old enough to not be doing this. But have patience. One day it will all come together and it won’t be a worry any longer.