~This post is made possible by Goodnites & Mom Central Consulting~
It’s been awhile since I updated everyone on my Goodnites experiment. I’ve been using them (as an Ambassador) for 2 months now with the wonderful package they sent me. Which I might add comes with 9 Bedmats in a Jumbo pack and we still have most of the package! I’m really proud of my little man so I had to add that in there. Go lil Tot!
I wanted to share some of my personal advice on Bedwetting for those of you that are concerned and searching for answers. I know that many years ago with my first child I had done the same, as I mentioned in my first post.
- It is not YOU it is Nocturnal Enuresis, an involuntary action. In some cases not offering them drinks an hour before bed, waking them up in the middle of the night and other practices will fail and that doesn’t reflect on your parenting. When they are young they are only beginning to get used to the feeling of needing to go to the bathroom and many times they won’t wake up. In some cases, for older tweens/teens it is because of their hormone and body changes. If you need support, don’t feel bad! There is a lot of support out there for parents and also tweens/teens that are having a difficult time.
- There is not an age in which they should magically stop bedwetting no more than there is a specific age to go by for any development. The general consensus is around 6 years old when you should discuss it with your doctor and this is mainly due to social concerns. You can read more about Age and Bedwetting on the Better Night Network.
- No matter what age your child is, make sure your concerns to not overwhelm your support. I didn’t understand why my first was having problems for a long time and more importantly, didn’t realize how my concern and worry impacted him. It took us both a long time to come to answers and most of his successes came from me turning from overly worried Mom to supportive and caring Mom.
- Don’t let it hinder you from letting your child be social and have fun at sleepovers or Grandma’s! Goodnites Bedmats are actually really great because they are unobtrusive and you can discuss it with the other parent (or Grandparent) privately so they can sneak it under the sheet or inside their bedroll if they have sleeping bags. Most parents are very understanding, you are NOT ALONE, more than likely it is something they also had to handle for a period of time. Remind your child to be responsible about what they are drinking before bedtime and to use the restroom directly before going to sleep.
- When dealing with older kids it is best, in my opinion, to not make it any more embarrassing that it already is for them. Keep a pack of Goodnites in their closet away from prying eyes and allow them the independence to use them, discard them and clean up if necessary. Most older children know how to put their dirty laundry away (or even wash it). Let them know when you would like to sit down and have a conversation about the issue and that they should keep track of the occurrences in case you need to speak with a professional. Just let them know that they’re loved, that they aren’t broken and that you aren’t angry, upset or disappointed in them.
Goodnites Bedmats are really easy to use. I can’t stress that enough! You can also Save $1 on Goodnites Bedmats, just remember that the coupon will expire 2 weeks after you print it!
Feel free to ask me any questions! Or visit the Better Night Network to speak to a professional. And don’t worry, kids are all different and do things in their own time.
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.