Once my oldest was potty trained there was no turning back, it was the easiest thing ever with her. With my son it’s been a different story. We’re still working on the whole daytime bathroom issue along with nighttime wetness. All kids are different when it comes to their bladders. For some they successfully potty train and never have another issue. Others do great during the day, but still have bedwetting challenges.
There’s something important to know about bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis), a lot of parents think that it’s something that they can train their child not to do. But, that’s not the case. Your child will stay dry overnight when their bladder has grown big enough to hold urine for the long period of time that they are sleeping, as well as when their nerve signals to the brain mature. They need to have the ability to wake up and realize they need to go to the bathroom when their bladder is full. For some kids the brain / bladder connection takes longer than others.
Personally, my son struggles bedwetting. He normally wears a pullup or diaper to bed, but sometimes it’s just not enough. He’ll wake up in the middle of the night or the morning and be soaked, along with his bedding. It’s frustrating and upsetting for everyone. In the middle of the night he’s tired and just wants to get back to sleep, and if it’s the morning getting him and bedding all cleaned up while trying to get my daughter ready for school makes for a super crazy morning. We got a package of GoodNites Bed Mats to see if they could help ease some of the bedwetting challenges that we face. Check out my video to see what I thought of them and how they work:
As you can see, I really love GoodNites Bed Mats! I think if bedwetting is something that your child is struggling with the bed mats can make both of your lives easier. I happy to say that I’m a GoodNites Ambassador! I’ll be bringing you a few more posts in the upcoming months to let you know how we’ve been doing with bedwetting and using the GoodNites Bed Mats, as well as more information and tips about bedwetting.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of GoodNites. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.