This post brought to you by GoodNites. All opinions are 100% mine.
GoodNites Underwear has given me a mission. My mission is to have my child used their secret weapon (GoodNites Underwear) to shield against nighttime bedwetting and report back with my successful mission's happenings.
Most parents look forward to the day they can throw that last diaper in the trash (along with their added expense). They are tired of changing diapers and are ready for little ones to become big boys and girls that use the potty. Potty training doesn't happen instantly. For some it's quick for others it can take quite a while. Each child's body is different will learn to control their bladder and bowels while they are sleeping in their own time. There is one thing that is certain during the potty training process. There will be accidents. Plenty of them.
I had heard that potty training boys was a lot harder than potty training girls, but that was not my experience. With my of my boys I did the 3 day method. Basically, the method goes like this. You choose 3 days that you can spend 24-7 with your child. During this time you have them wear regular underwear, pump them full of liquids, and then constantly say ” Let me know when you need to go potty, Okay?”. If they have an accident (which they will) you just rush them to the potty each time and remind them to let you know when they have to go. Eventually they get the jist of this after you've said ” Let me know when you need to go potty, Okay?” a billion times over the weekend. Both of my boys were pretty well potty trained after doing this method. They never had many day accidents although it took a little time for my youngest to get the number two thing down.
Anyway, I had heard that controlling your bladder and bowels at night is just something that will happen once their body is capable of doing it. I found this to be true with my older son. Eventually bedtime wetting just stopped. My youngest is now in the phase of being well potty trained during the day but will still have nighttime accidents. I by no means plan on washing sheets everyday so at night I put on training pants.
I have used several different kinds of training pants but GoodNites Underwear seem to have the best coverage and have a fit just like regular underwear. He has yet to have a leak in these whereas in other training pants I've still had to wash those dreaded sheets. The big plus is that he looks forward to wearing the GoodNites. We call them NiteNites. He loves the Spider-Man design (he was excited when I first showed them to him) and I love their great protection.
Check out GoodNites Facebook page (i.e. “Mission Control’) to engage in conversations around bedwetting and offer/receive honest advice in a private, trusting environment (the parent-to-parent network). Sign up for the undercover mission online for the chance to win weekly prizes. Use the following code to enter: 8675.
Were your kids hard to potty train? What method did you use to train them?