Since becoming a mom, the idea of potty training has never been something I was excited about or anxious about. Generally, I’m not the mom that forces my son into anything as you might have guessed from our sleep situation. But, little B showed interest early on so we are gradually getting there.
With that, I noticed at around 14 months, that B’s night wakeups were triggered by something. Finally, I had something to work on/work with. He only woke up early in the morning or in the night when his diaper leaked or was full.
And there is really nothing worse than waking up in a wet puddle, right? I personally can’t remember what that was like, but I’m sure it can’t be comfortable.
I was really excited when GoodNites gave me the opportunity to try out GoodNites Bed Mats and Bedtime Underwear. Washing sheets isn’t a big deal, but it can be hard to find another set of sheets in the middle of the night when leaking is happening regularly. And believe me, we’ve tried several brands of diapers for the overnight situation and nothing works. We tried larger sizes etc… But GoodNites Bed Mats are designed to lay on top of the sheets and to stay in place.
They work. They really work. B only leaks once a night at most, so I simply peel off the bed mat and then let him finish his night on his soft cozy sheets. This quick change means that B can stay mostly asleep. When I had to change sheets completely, that is another story! (By the way. I swear I’ll have his final room post soon. I need a wide-angle lens to get it all and we still need to install the light fixture. Soon.).
Tips for keeping your child dry at night
1. Offer your child many glasses of water and milk throughout the day, but limit beverage drinking an hour or two before bedtime. Obviously, if your child asks for a drink, do it, but we just try to get him as hydrated as possible before that point.
2. Ask your child to try to use the potty several times before bed, or in our case, make sure that the diaper is 100% dry when he actually falls asleep.
3. Try GoodNites Bed Mats or GoodNites Bedtime Underwear for peace of mind.
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I would love to hear your potty training and bed wetting stories. I know that most parents experience challenges with one or both at some point. What worked for you? What didn’t?
Disclaimer: I received compensation and free product for this post. All opinions are my own.