How to Properly Handle Night Time Bed Wetting

How to Properly Handle Night Time Bed Wetting

How to Properly Handle Night Time Bed Wetting “I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for GoodNites* TRU-FIT*. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Has your child ever woken up with soggy pajamas and sheets? If you found this post, don’t worry you aren’t alone as bed wetting is a common house hold occurrence and there is no reason for you or your child to be embarrassed. Bed wetting is common among children 4 to 12 years old. Did you know 1 in 6 kids between the ages 4-12 wets the bed? Generally, if your child is wetting the bed it isn’t a cause for concern until they are over 6 years of age because they are still developing their night time bladder control but don’t be afraid to mention to your child’s doctor if you are concerned.

If your child has an issue with bed wetting, not only is it embarrassing for your child but it can also cause additional stress and guilt for wetting the bed. A child who wets the bed should NEVER be punished or ridiculed for having an accident. There is no need to worry about your child having deeper emotional issues or medical problems if they are still wetting the bed at night. However, if your child is over the age of 7 it might be worth taking to your child’s doctor about to rule out a potential medical issue.


Tips for Overcoming Bed Wetting

If you have a child who wets the bed, it is very important that you don’t punish them or make fun of them for wetting the bed. Most children don’t have any control over their bladder at night because their bladder hasn’t fully matured. Your bladder typically sends signals to your brain when you are sleeping to alert your body to wake up and use the restroom before the bladder gets to full, which is different from the signal that is transmitted to your brain during the day. Don’t worry one day your child will eventually grow out of night time bed wetting. Instead, it is best to offer your child encouragement and praise so that they don’t feel guilty for something that they have no control over.

  • Be patient.
  • Enforce a “no’ teasing rule so that other family members don’t tease your child for wetting the bed.
  • Help them find a solution to help reduce their night time bed wetting.
  • Bedwetting is a fairly common condition that a child cannot control or be trained out of.
  • Have your child help clean up their mess including washing/drying their bedding and soiled clothing.
  • Offer rewards for each night that your child wakes up dry.
  • Make it easy for your child to use the restroom in the middle of the night even if it means using a night light or leaving a light on in the hallway.
  • Make sure they aren’t constipated, constipation can cause additional pressure on the bladder.

Other Bed Wetting Statics

  • 43% of parents incorrectly believe that bedwetting can be “trained” out of a child.
  • 41% of parents of bedwetters describe it as frustrating.
  • 51% seek a better overall bedwetting product.
  • Boys are more likely to wet the bed than girls.

Making Kids Feel More Confident During Sleep Overs

goodnites-tru-fit-underwear-starter-packsDoes your child avoid spending the night at their friends house because they are afraid of wetting the bed? Research from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that psychologically, children who wet the bed do not want to participate in fun activities, such as sleepovers, because of their fear and embarrassment. Don’t worry your child isn’t alone and the makers of GoodNites® came up with an great solution for your child. Your child no longer has to go to their friends house with a bulky diaper or a bed mat and they can feel confident that their friends won’t know that they wet the bed.  GoodNites* TRU-FIT* real underwear were created using real underwear with night time protection. The Tru-Fit has special absorbent inserts that secretly fit inside of their underwear to leave them confident and dry while away from home. The body-hugging fit holds the disposable, absorbent insert comfortably in place. If your child has an accident, they simply slip off their under wear and turn them inside out and drop the disposable pad into the trash. Now they can spend the night with their friends house and feel more confident at bedtime. Plus, their friends will think they are wearing underwear.

More Facts About GoodNites* TRU-FIT*

GoodNites® brand is introducing a completely new kind of bedtime protection: GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear. GoodNites* TRU-FIT* is machine-washable, real underwear with disposable, absorbent inserts that help keep sheets and PJs dry all night.

  • GoodNites* TRU-FIT* offers a new choice for parents and children looking for a superior bedwetting product to help have a better night, every night.
  • 87% of Moms that tried the product said that TRU-FIT* will make their kids more confident
  • GoodNites* TRU-FIT* is available now at select national retailers for purchase
  • GoodNites* TRU-FIT* is available for boys and girls in sizes S/M and L/XL with colors and patterns for each size
  • GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear is accompanied by a disposable, absorbent insert – designed to protect sheets and PJs all night
  • Disposable, absorbent insert should be discarded after each night’s use
  • GoodNites* TRU-FIT* offers a new choice for parents and children looking for a superior bedwetting product to help families have a better night, every night

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27 responses to “How to Properly Handle Night Time Bed Wetting”

  1. Christy Maurer Avatar

    Those are great tips. Mine never wet the bed unless they were really sick, but I know little ones who do. It’s frustrating for the parents, I know.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I have three kids and so far the only one that is struggling in my family is my older son. Bed wetting ran in my mom’s side of the family so it isn’t really anything new. My mom always put a plastic sheet on our beds in case and moved on. Thank you for visiting.

  2. Christina Spicuzza Avatar
    Christina Spicuzza

    Thank you for this blog post and review! My 3.5 year old son has accidents sometimes and I wa getting worried about it. Thi puts my mind at ease!!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I am glad you found this post helpful. Don’t forget to grab your $3 off coupon, if you want to try this option. They have your son’s size.

  3. GiGi Eats Avatar

    My brother wet his bed for a long long time, I will always remember those PULL UPS 😉

    1. Christy Avatar

      Yes, those pull ups work great but they don’t make it easy for them to spend the night at their friends house without getting mad fun of. I am so glad that there are new products to make kids feel more confident. Thank you for visiting Gigi.

  4. Rebel Sweetheart Avatar

    These are great tips. I’m grateful that my son never wets the bed, even during his toddler days. 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      Your very lucky. 😉

  5. Pam Rote Avatar

    Great tips and I didn’t know about this style of good nites–simply GENIUS!!!!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree. It is a super idea and hope that this allows children to remain confident especially during sleepovers.

  6. Holly @ Woman Tribune Avatar

    I didn’t know that bedwetting was common in kids as old as 12, but I totally agree that it should never be subject to punishment or ridicule, and can actually make the issue worse with kids.

    1. Christy Avatar

      My son is 14 and still has trouble occasionally due to his medications. Also, I have even heard of adults wetting the bed too. Thank you for visiting Holly.

  7. Fathima Syedali Avatar
    Fathima Syedali

    Bed wetting is a most common issue with many kids. One of my cousin has the same problem. Only after a doctor’s examination, we found that he has some minor issues in kidney. After some basic treatments for few months the kid is perfectly alright. ‘Tru-Fit’ seems to be a great idea for all kids who is struggling with bed wetting.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Yes, if they continually wetting the bed seeing a doctor is a great idea. You never know if a child has a bladder or kidney infection, sometimes they don’t have symptoms or don’t realize that if it hurts to pee that it isn’t normal. Thank you for visiting.

  8. Robyn Good Avatar

    I am really glad I did not have a bed wetting issue with my daughter. My cousin has one with her young son and she has been trying to find ways to help it. I am going to pass your post on, these tips are great!!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you Robyn for sharing this post with your cousin. I hope she finds this information help and encouraging.

  9. Payal Bansal (@ TrendsnHealth) Avatar

    The bigger problem that comes with bed wetting kids is they lose their self confidence, helping them out is so important. 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      Yes, very true. Thank you for visiting. This post is packed with useful information on how to boast their self confidence.

  10. Mami2jcn Avatar

    I like that they’re disposable.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Yes, this makes it easy for them to toss it in the trash so that their friends don’t have a clue that they have issues with bed wetting.

  11. Christy Maurer Avatar

    I like that they look like underwear so kids aren’t so embarrassed.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Yes, it is important when they want to go spend the night or have friends over.

  12. Sarah Avatar

    I love that they look like real underwear and that they are washable- really cool! We spend so much money on pull-ups and we have another baby on the way. It would be great to get something that we can wash instead and save money! 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      Yes, I agree I love that they are washable and look just like real underwear. Don’t forget to grab the coupon and enter the giveaway on the second page.

  13. Sarah Avatar

    i am 26 I’ve been a lifelong bed-wetter, i have all the tests The alarm the tablets and everything is getting worse is really embarrassing and affecting my relationship. know man want to be with me if they find out i still bed wet. there was a guy that disgrace me in because i bed wet on his bed ever since then i am doing my possible best to get out of this problem, i opened up to a friend because i really want to make sure i am out of this situation because it was really embarrassing she introduced me to a called DR PETER who helped her cure her herpes years back. i explained how i wake-up and i find i am wet DR PETER ([email protected] or [email protected] ) told me not to cry or worry anymore that he is going to put an end to it. he told me what to do and i followed his instructions and later told me the reason i bed wet and how to put an end to the situation. he prepared a herbal native medicine that i drink for only 5 days and all the bad warm that make me to bed wet were flushed out, this is now the 6 months now DR PETER helped me ever since then i have not come across any bed wet, i am very free when sleeping with my boyfriend thank you once again DR PETER in case you need his urgent help contact his direct email: [email protected] or [email protected]

  14. Jessica Avatar

    Yup I can relate to this! And so important to make sure the child isn’t teased or punished for something he/she can’t control…. which could actually make it worse! Im happy that there are solutions for kids these days so they don’t have to feel embarrassed!

  15. BabyDevelopmentSuccess Avatar

    Thanks for sharing your tips.