Talking about bedtimes with DryNites!

Although I originally published this post two weeks ago I wanted to add some exciting news . . . I’m delighted to tell you that over the next year I’m going to be working closely with DryNites as a brand ambassador.  This role fits perfectly with my current family situation.  Ben and Chloe have been dry during the day for some time now (both were toilet trained a few months before their 3rd birthdays).  However as yet neither of them is dry at night.  This hasn’t really been too much of an issue for us as neither of them has been upset by this so far.  They both still wear a Pyjama Pants at night without a fuss and these are both soaked in the morning so I don’t think they’re even close to being dry in all honesty.  Occasionally I have a bit of a worry about this and think I should be doing more to help them get dry but then realistically I know that most children do just become dry in their own time and if they’re not ready then, well they’re not ready.  I know my attitude to this will change if either of them starts to feel embarrassed or upset by the fact that their not dry at night but for now I’m determined to remain relaxed about it and I’m looking forward to working with DryNites as we move towards getting them both dry at night. 
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We are big fans of a structured bedtime routine in our house – we first settled Ben into a simple but structured bedtime routine at just 5 weeks old.  A regular bedtime routine helps your child to know it’s time to wind down, time to get settled and go to sleep. 

Touch wood we’ve never had any problems with getting our children to bed, they have always been good at settling down and going to sleep (though perhaps not so much at staying asleep).

Something which can make bedtimes more stressful is bedwetting.  Bedwetting is very common with 1 in 5 of all five year olds wetting the bed on a regular basis and almost 1 in 10 four to fifteen year olds will wet the bed at some stage in their childhood. 

Alongside reassuring your child that it’s not their fault and that it’s not unusual to wet the bed, using absorbent sleepwear such as DryNites Pyjama Pants can help to reduce the anxiety and discomfort which comes with bedwetting  DryNites Pyjama Pants are designed to be worn discreetly under nightwear, they look and feel like real underwear and have a thin absorbent pad that draws wetness away from the skin. 

Recently the lovely people at DryNites held a crafting event to discuss ways in which we could boost our children’s confidence around bedwetting and reduce stress at bedtimes. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend as it was my birthday but it looks like it was great fun! 

 

The DryNites site, www.drynites.co.uk, has lots of advice and information to help you and your family get through this period.  It outlines the reasons why bedwetting happens and offers tips on how to cope with it, as well as offering you a free sample of DryNites to help you on your way.

Do you have any experience of bedwetting?  I’d love to know how you dealt with it!

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6 Comments

  1. April 15, 2015 / 11:18 am

    Oh! Well done.
    I haven't started night training yet. I'm not even trying to think about it ha ha! But will love to know some tips to get me started when we start.

    Beth
    http://www.life-as-mum.co.uk

  2. April 15, 2015 / 12:32 pm

    Congratulations & I hope you crack it by the end of your ambassadors role! My eldest was very late & we ended up seeking support to crack it.

  3. April 15, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    My eldest was a nightmare being toilet trained! We used to put two sets of sheets on, with a waterproof one in between so that if she wet the bed, it was easier to change!

  4. April 16, 2015 / 11:08 am

    A nice company to be connected with! Congratulations on being an Ambassador =) #mmwbh

  5. Odd Socks and Lollipops
    April 16, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    Congrats =)

  6. April 17, 2015 / 4:11 pm

    We waited a really long time to attempt to go dry at night. My little one is 4 and a half, and we only stopped wearing pull-ups/pyjama pants etc just before Easter. We haven't had a wet night at all, I think leaving it such a long time was the right thing for us. Once she was confidently dry at night was best time to start for us, even if people think that was too long to leave it.

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