This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RestEasyWithCVS #CollectiveBias I am sharing Ways to go from nighttime bedwetting to dry nights.
As many of you know I have four kids. I am no stranger to nighttime bedwetting. My oldest daughter was potty trained by the time she was 3 (day and night) and so when my second oldest continued to have problems I was concerned. We took her to the doctor for advice and found out that some kids have a harder time getting over nighttime bedwetting and he told us some steps we could take. While she hasn’t completely stopped nighttime bedwetting, she does a lot better. She is 9 now (just turned) and her wet nights are getting farther apart, but I can tell that it is hard on her. We are encouraging and positive and do what we can to help her. She wears GoodNites® Bedtime Pants so that we don’t have to do as much laundry. My 6 year old also has some nighttime bedwetting but not very often, and the same with my 4 year old. They both wear GoodNites® Bedtime Pants as well. Bedwetting is common. One of out six 4-12 yr olds wets the bed. I want to share with you some ways to go from nighttime bedwetting to dry nights with your kids. It can be a long journey so be sure you have your patience and love ready and let’s get started!
Ways to go from nighttime bedwetting to dry nights:
- Keep them active throughout the day
- Have them drink more earlier in the day and not as much in the late afternoon, and nothing in the evening. (This will give them a chance to empty out their bladder)
- Have them stop drinking liquids 3 hours before bedtime
- Have them wear a nighttime protection like the GoodNites® Bedtime Pants that will keep their bedding and clothes dry if they do have an accident. (these have been a lifesaver for me and they look and fit like real underwear so my kids are more comfortable).
- Have a rewards system in place so that they can feel motivated to have dry nights. We are sharing our printable rewards chart below.
- If they are still having nighttime bedwetting you can wake them up halfway through the night and help them go potty. (this can be hard on everyone, but it helps train their bodies to wake up and go pee)
On our way home yesterday, we stopped at CVS to pick up more GoodNites® Bedtime Pants. I choose these because they are more absorbent with their 5 layers of protection and they have super stretchy sides to fit each of my kids. With all of the craziness from the school year, sports, late nights because of games, etc. We really fell off the boat so to speak. We are getting back to a system where I am limiting them in what they drink as well as other steps, because they were almost there. Summer is going to make a great time for us to work on ways to go from nighttime bedwetting to dry nights. Thanks to GoodNites® Bedtime Pants we can all rest easy, but it will be nice when they have conquered nighttime bedwetting. Here is the Nighttime Bedwetting – Stay Dry reward chart that made to help my kids. We are just starting it, but I know that it is going to help them. We will sit down together and write down their goals and then decide on a reward for each one.
Click on the image above to get printable version (or click here)
To use the chart, you will sit down with your kids and help them write out five goals, one for each week for the next five weeks. For days 1-7 you will work on goal 1, for days 8-14 you will work on goal 2 and so forth. The rewards correspond with the weeks. If you feel they reached their goal for the first week, then they get their reward. Otherwise you can bump everything down and start over with Goal 1 and try again. This has worked great for us and I hope it helps you too!
I hope some of this information has helped you. I would love to hear your stories and what you did that helped and what didn’t. For more information about nighttime bedwetting visit the GoodNites® Bedtime Pants site.