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Becoming a parent is one of the most fulfilling moments of our lives, but that doesn’t mean that being a parent is an easy task. Especially when our children are struggling with something like night time bed wetting. As a parent of a child who still is a bed wetter I have learned that A Positive Approach To NightTime Bed Wetting encourages my daughter to be strong and comfortable in her own skin.
A Positive Approach To NightTime Bedwetting
Believe me when I say that it wasn’t the first approach I took, but it was definitely the wrong approach when it came to my daughter wetting the bed every single night at the age of 6. I wish I had educated myself when it came to bed wetting and children, so that I could have been more encouraging with my daughter.
I love that CVS carries girls Disney GoodNites® Bedtime pants with some of my daughters favorite characters, making her feel more at ease and excited about wearing them to bed. If you have boys they also carry Marvel designed ones, making boys excited about some of their favorite characters!
You can find the Disney and Marvel GoodNites® Bedtime pants, along with non-licensed prints in the children essential area at your local CVS store.
One of the things that I learned early on was that when I used harsh words or a negative way to handle bedwetting with my daughter, she got worse. I will admit to all of you, because I do not want you all to make the same mistakes that I made when I thought my daughter should not be wetting the bed anymore. Instead I should have been encouraging and helping her through it in a loving way.
Here are a few things that my husband and I started doing since recently.
Purchased Disney GoodNites® Bedtime Pants
Our daughters are huge Disney fans and when they see anything with princesses it just makes them happy. They are at the point now that they both can wear the same size GoodNites® Bedtime pants, plus they feel and look like real underwear.
What I love about the GoodNites® Bedtime pants is that they provide a 5 layer protection, they are more absorbent than leading training pants, they have stretchy sides, and they are designed with my girls favorite characters!
We also have our GoodNites® Bedtime pants at easy access for our girls, just like they would with their undies. We keep them in a drawer where they can grab them after bath time and in case they need them at night.
Use The Potty Before Bedtime
We have a nightly routine when it comes to our girls bedtime. Usually potty breaks were taken after dinner, but we noticed that it was a few hours before our girls would even go to bed. So, we added one more potty break right after story time. As soon as the story is finished they take turns going potty right before bed.
No Water Before Bed
My girls were getting in a habit of getting a drink of water right before bed, but we have decided that not drinks are allowed after dinner. Sometimes they wake up at night wanting a glass of water, so the deal is if they go potty, they can have a very small drink of water. This has been working very well for us.
Began Taking Potty Breaks At Night
My husband and I decided that every night before heading to bed we would take the girls to use the bathroom. This way they begin recognizing the urge to go at night and eventually their bodies would understand that they need to get up. This is something that we just started doing, but we can tell a difference already.
Sometimes the girls will get up on their own right before we get a chance to take them.
Talk To Your Child
What I really mean with that is to tell them how amazing they are and that you are there to help them. Especially if your child feels embarrassed about their bedwetting. I implore you to bring a positive outlook and way of handling your child’s bedwetting, this is coming from a mom who is going through the same thing and started on the wrong foot.
As a parent of a bedwetting child, I urge you to please take a positive approach. Talk to your child, let them know that you are there for them and you love them no matter what!
Did you know that bedwetting is common and one of out six 4-12 yr olds wets the bed? So, instead of having a negative reaction when our children wet the bed, we should be encouraging them and lifting their self-esteem. Remember, it’s not us going through this, it’s them.
For more tips and tricks make sure to visit the GoodNites® website!
What other ways do you handle bed wetting in a positive way?