Managing Bedwetting With Love (Plus Enter To Win GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear!)

Good news! The deadline on this giveaway has been extended until December 5! We are loving all the comments on this post – leave your own and enter to win! 

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Does your child wet the bed?

If so, you know that bedwetting can add an incredible amount of stress and uncertainty to family life.

Why?

So many of us have been led to believe that bedwetting can be controlled, and therefore when it’s not, we worry that it’s someone’s “fault.” Parents worry that we aren’t limiting liquids well enough, or being consistent enough about waking the child in the middle of the night. Or we fear that our child is lazy or that there’s something wrong with him.

I know, because I’ve been there.  And I believed all those things, too. 

I eventually learned, though, that bedwetting is incredibly common, even in older kids, affecting as many as 1 in 6 children. It usually isn’t something the child can control, and very rarely is it related to a worrisome health condition. Even more surprising, it’s quite common for children as old as 9, 10 or beyond to occasionally or frequently wet the bed. 

For many kids, bedwetting is simply a hiccup on the bumpy road of growing up.

So at some point, I decided to change my strategy from control to comfort. I looked at my goals for myself, my child and my entire household, and decided that it was much more important that we all got a good night’s sleep and woke up feeling happy and well-rested rather than guilty or stressed about “failing” to stay dry through the night or having to change wet sheets several mornings a week.

Instead of trying to force my child over a very natural developmental hurdle, I decided it was my job to offer support, love and as much comfort as possible to make the process less stressful for all of us.

And guess what? Eventually, each of my bedwetting kids did outgrow it, all on their own.

For nearly six years now, I have been a proud member of the GoodNites Nite Lite Panel. It’s the longest brand partnership I’ve ever been a part of, and in fact, even pre-dates this blog! That’s because I believe in the Nite Lite Panel – and GoodNites products – so much, and want to help other parents and kids get a better night’s sleep and wake up feeling good, too. 

So today I’m really excited to share with you GoodNites’ newest product: GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear.

Unlike other bedwetting underpants on the market, GoodNites* TRU-FIT* are real underwear that can be machine washed. They come with a special, absorbent insert that slides into a pocket in the underwear and stay in place all night to keep kids dry. What a huge boon for kids who are beginning to go on sleepovers – or who just want to wear “regular” underwear to bed!

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Today, I’m giving away a GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Starter Pack, plus a Refill Pack, to two lucky readers! Starter Packs each come with two pair of real cotton-blend underwear and five inserts. TRU-FIT* Refill Packs come with 16 or 18 inserts, depending on size.

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For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below!

I’d love to hear if you’ve struggled with bedwetting in your house and what your approach has been.

Official rules: Contest will end at 10 PM EST on Friday, December 5. Open to entrants with addresses in the U.S. or Canada only. Winner will be drawn at random and notified via the email address included in comment. 

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