This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GoodNites®.
Creating a bedtime routine is important for kids, whether your child is a bedwetter or not. Last week, I wrote about how bedwetting runs in my family and how my oldest son used GoodNites® Disposable Underwear for many years. Not only did they help him keep his bed dry each night, they also allowed us to create a nighttime routine. Each night, we’d have Jared brush his teeth and go to the bathroom then put on his disposable underwear. He’d then get into bed and we’d read a book together. Leaving a nightlight on in his room, in the bathroom and the hall light on always made him feel a little more secure about getting up in the night to go to the bathroom.
As Jared got older, he didn’t want to wear the disposable underwear anymore and wanted to keep trying to just wear underwear to bed. But, almost every morning he’d wake up wet and we’d have to change his bedding. He was frustrated, I was frustrated but I also knew how he felt since I wet the bed until I was 12. I tried limiting drinks after dinner (didn’t work). For a whole year, I would wake him up at midnight & practically carry him to go pee. I’d set my alarm and do it at 3am and then a final alarm at 6am (when we’d get up & start getting ready for school). I was tired but it seemed to work about 50% of the time. I’d keep towels under him at night just in case he wet the bed but so often, the towels would be no where close to where I originally put them (Jared is still quite the mover at night!)
GoodNites® makes a product that I would have definitely used back when my son was wetting the bed! GoodNites® Disposable Bed Mats are very absorbent & help to elevate some of the frustrations, for kids and for parents, that sometimes come from bedwetting. Children are embarrassed when they wake up in the morning and have to go tell their parents that they wet the bed AGAIN (I know this from experience) and parents get frustrated from having to wash bedding AGAIN (again, from experience). The great thing about the Bed Mats is they have adhesive backing that keeps them in place all night long (no more towels escaping!) Plus, they are super simple to use, even an older child could do it for themselves. You simply place the mat on top of the fitted sheet, peel the adhesive strips off the corners and smooth down. GoodNites® Disposable Bed Mats are absorbent enough that they can hold as much fluid as an L-XL pair of GoodNites® Disposable Underwear.
Creating a Bedtime Routine – while yours may vary, sticking to a consistent schedule helps everyone at bedtime Before Bedtime Routine:
- Watch a little TV
- Bath time
- Pajama time (if your child wets the bed, this is a perfect time for them to start wearing their GoodNites® Disposable Underwear)
- Teeth brushing
Heading to Bed Routine:
- If your child wets the bed, help them to secure a GoodNites® Disposable Bed Mat on their fitted sheet
- Climb into bed with a book (my 5 year old & I take turns reading)
- White Noise Machine on (I prefer this (as do my kiddos) but you could also put on soft music)
- Favorite fuzzy blanket & Puppy stuffed animal
- Lights off & Night Light on
Also, don’t forget that until April 14th, you can enter to win a three-month supply of Bed Mats and a series of gift cards totaling $5,000 for a new complete bedroom set for your child! Head on over to the GoodNites® Facebook page to enter (you can also find the Official Rules HERE). Plus, on April 10th (my 37th birthday so come celebrate with me!) from 10:30-11:15 AM PST, we’ll be having a Twitter party talking about bedtime routines! Make sure you’re following @GoodNites & @SITSGirls, plus the hashtag #GNLightsOut. Can’t wait to see you there!
What does your child’s bedroom routine look like?