We asked mom bloggers to put a product designed to deal with nighttime bedwetting to the test. Read what they had to say!
Even if your child mastered potty training ages ago, nights can be another story. Some kids sleep right through the urge to go and end up waking up after it's too late. As frustrating as bedwetting can be for parents and children, it is often a normal part of a kid's development and (thankfully) something they usually outgrow.
That doesn't mean dry nights in undies are impossible in the meantime. GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear is real underwear with outstanding nighttime protection, thanks to a disposable absorbent insert that gets tucked inside. We asked some mom bloggers and their older kids to try out a pair and tell us how it held up. Here's what they reported back to us:
They offer reliable protection
The first time Abbey DeHart of The Cards We Drew spotted GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear, she wasn't sure she understood the concept. But it didn't take long before she saw how much they could help with her 5-year-old's occasional accidents. "In my opinion, these could be good for kids that just have trouble in general with wetting themselves during naptime or during the day even," she points out. But even more than the flexibility, Abbey appreciated the reliable protection GoodNites* offered her son during this transition. "I feel like the GoodNites* TRU-FIT* are a great way to get kids thinking about ending bedwetting by introducing them to the feeling of real underwear at night, but with the added protection that a pull-up typically provides," she says.
Diane Schmidt of Savings Mania had tried virtually everything to help with her son Cam's nighttime bedwetting -- bed alarms, bed pads, even waking him up in the middle of the night -- but nothing seemed to work. So she was eager to see if GoodNites* TRU-FIT* could be the solution she was looking for. After trying them out for a few nights, she and Cam were hooked. In fact, the family kept one pack with them during their summer travels and stashed another at grandma's house for overnight visits. "We really liked how discrete GoodNites* TRU-FIT* are," Diane says. "They fit in very well underneath his pajamas, so he wasn't embarrassed!"
They're real underwear
Emily Stephens' son has been potty trained for the last two-and-a-half years, but like a lot of kids, he still occasionally wets the bed. He didn't want to wear "baby diapers" at night, especially since bedwetting isn't a regular occurrence. It was a concept the Nap Time Is My Time blogger understood. "I can't say I blame him," she says. "We've talked so much about how turning 5 makes you a 'big kid' because you get to go to kindergarten. Why would you want to use something that was deemed babyish?" Then she came across GoodNites* TRU-FIT* and was intrigued by how they looked and felt like real underwear but had a disposable insert for leak-proof protection. Since giving them a try, the (now well-rested) mom says wet sheets and pajamas are a thing of the past. "I'm sleeping better knowing that The Boy is across the hall, warm and dry. Dreaming all sorts of dreams."
They keep clothes dry
For years, Kathleen Bunn's youngest son struggled with occasional nighttime accidents, and it made him feel insecure. The Life With 4 Boys blogger used GoodNites* Bed Mats to protect the mattress, but needed a solution to prevent her child's pajamas from getting wet, too. GoodNites* TRU-FIT* provided the protection her son needed without the bulk and embarrassment of diapers. He found them comfy and -- best part -- wasn't self-conscious wearing them. "This is a fantastic option for older children who don't want to feel like they are wearing a diaper when they put on training pants, or who don't want to get their clothes wet just by using a mattress protector," she says. "These really are the best option we have found for bedwetting yet; they keep my son dry while keeping his dignity intact, and that is something that you can't buy."
Now it's your turn: Is nighttime bedwetting an issue for your child? How are you dealing with accidents?