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As a mom, I really enjoyed when my little one had started to sleep through the night without having to be fed every three hours. The days of walking around in a fog were slowly fading and my life was getting back to normal, somewhat.
Then bam! She started getting teeth. Oh my goodness, the night shift was back. Hurray! I felt so bad for her, I know the pain she must have felt, poor thing. This sleep thing was really taking the back burner. Once again, everything started to settle down. I got through the potty training with no major hitches. Things were looking great and I felt like I was the mom, imagine having your daughter completely potty trained at two. Go mom!
Then without any reason I could find or think of, my little lady started to wet the bed. The first time I thought, ok, this is just a fluke, she’s been potty trained for two years and no accidents, I had been very lucky. She was really upset when she came to wake me up. Crying because she was cold, wet and embarrassed. Reassuring her that it was an accident and it was ok, I bathed her, changed the bed and tucked her in.
What I didn’t realize was that this was the start of a cycle of bedwetting. She was wetting the bed a few times a week at this point and starting to hide it. She would come out in the morning smiling and announcing she didn’t pee the bed last night! Though, she was also in a different pair of pajamas. I usually found the wet ones tucked under her bed so I knew she was embarrassed. I took her to see our doctor and there wasn’t anything physically wrong with her. I couldn’t understand why she was wetting the bed after two years.
I have had little chats with her to find out how she is feeling about her accidents and why they may be happening now. What she has told us is she doesn’t know she had to pee and just likes to sleep. Or sometimes she sees shadows and gets afraid to go to the bathroom alone. Really, how do you deal with that? If she isn’t feeling the sensation to go to the bathroom, she will be wetting the bed forever. I can, however, help her with the fear part. I have given her a bell and when she can’t go alone then she is to ring the bell and I will take her to the bathroom. This isn’t a great solution because I still have to get up but it’s a better alternative than the bathing, the changing and the embarrassment. She hasn’t used the bell yet but I believe it’s due to a few things I have tried that seem to help:
- I limit her intake of any fluids before bed (never anything after 7 p.m.).
- I always make sure she goes to washroom before bed (even when she says no).
- There’s always a night light in her room and the bathroom.
- I never, ever belittle or scold her! She needs to know I will always help her.
- Use night time protection (we use GoodNites TRU-FIT)
GoodNites TRU-FIT are real underwear with nighttime protection. It’s not a diaper, which is so degrading to have a five year old wear. My little lady doesn’t even know she’s wearing a protections pants. They are washable cotton blend underwear (they are real), pink design for a little girl (boy pants are also available) with disposable inserts in case she does have an accident! They really stay put due to the body-hugging fit. Thank you GoodNites TRU-FIT!
We are both so happy to have tried GoodNites TRU-FIT underwear. I can rest knowing that my little one and her bed will be protected during the night (in case she has an accident). The best part is she doesn’t feel ashamed to wear the underwear because they look like big girl undies. GoodNites TRU-FIT have been a win-win for us!
One-in-six children between the ages of 4-12 suffer from enuresis, also known as bedwetting.
YMC Blogger, Dr. Kim Foster shares tips on how to get through your child’s bedwetting phase. Then, YMC Blogger Kat Inokai shares her personal experience with her daughter’s bedwetting and how they are winning the bedwetting war together
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Visit the GoodNites* TRU-FIT* website to find out about more information on bedwetting solutions and expert advice: TRU-FIT.ca