About a year ago, Mickey and I had our son at the doctor for a normal checkup. When we were just about to finish up, Mickey took him out of the room and I had a private conversation with the doctor. “He is still wetting the bed,” I said. “I just want to make sure that this is Ok?”
You see, our oldest son stopped wetting the bed when he was one, so to have a child still wetting the bed years past potty training was new to me. Today, I am working with GoodNites to tell you that all kids are different… even in this situation.
Of course, the doctor said that it was fine and that he would outgrow it. She said that one in six children between the ages of 4 and 12 experience nighttime wetting and that most boys outgrow it around the age of 10-12. So, don’t stress… we aren’t alone in this and eventually, it stops.
Just like our teeth fall out at different times, we learn to walk at different times, we grow at different rates, we learn in different ways… bedwetting is no different. We all develop differently, so why should we expect this to be the same? Our son is great at so many things – I’m certainly not going to get caught up in bedwetting – something completely out of his control. Nighttime wetting is most often a developmental issue that children grow out of in time, so there’s no reason to stress about it. That’s my kid – going at his own pace… and not worried about it, so why should I be?
Now… the important part: Knowing all of that, be sure to openly talk to your child to let them know that there are options to manage their bedwetting discreetly. We’ve discovered GoodNites Bedtime Pants – disposable nighttime pants that are easy to use and designed specifically to provide outstanding nighttime protection. They make him feel more comfortable and confident and they make our mornings easier… plus, we don’t get those middle of the night wake-ups “Mom? My sheets are wet?” So, I’m on board. He will grow out of it soon enough.
My son likes them because they have a super stretchy sides, so they are comfortable. I like them because they have five layers of protection & double leg barriers to help protect all night long, plus the zoned protection in areas where my little guy need it the most.
One night, over the weekend, our son had a friend sleep over. When his mom came with his bag, she whispered to me “There are GoodNites in there,” and I laughed and said “We use them, too.” So I went back to the bedroom and said to both boys, “hey guys- you BOTH still use GoodNites Bedtime Pants” and let me tell you – they got SUCH a kick out of that. I tell you this to say that it is NOT uncommon. Even our pediatrician said, “this is one of those things that most people are going through, but no one talks about, but just say ‘that’s my kid’ and embrace it… don’t stress about it.”
So, you aren’t alone. You don’t need to stress. Your child doesn’t need to worry. Eventually we all stop wetting the bed… I’m pretty sure you aren’t wetting the bed now, so your child will be the same way. 🙂 In the meantime, grab some GoodNites Bedtime Pants, embrace it & proudly say “That’s my kid! and move on with your day (and night!).
To learn more about bedwetting and hear advice from experts that can help your child rest easy tonight, visit GoodNites.com.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of GoodNites. The opinions and text are all mine.