A friend of mine recently had a baby boy (yay!) and has been asking me for advice on things like what foods to feed him, which sunscreen to use, and which car seat we used. Sharing my tricks and tips has been a wonderful walk down memory lane for me. A wonderful part of being a mother is connecting with other moms and talking about what has worked for us through different phases of parenting.
As her son gets older, inevitably she’ll ask me about potty training and how we coped with enuresis (bedwetting). Potty training was a breeze! The Boy was eager to use the potty and we used a sticker chart, rewarded him with small toy dinosaurs and high-fives. Daytime was fantastic, but nights were a bit of a challenge.
These are some tips to conquer bedwetting that I’ll share with her:
1| Limit drinks before bedtime. This can be a struggle at first, particularly if your child is used to having drinks after dinner. We shifted our dinner time a bit earlier and didn’t allow The Boy drinks for 30 minutes before bedtime.
2| Wake your child at night. When I head to bed at night, I wake The Boy and take him to the bathroom. He is a deep sleeper and his body doesn’t always wake him up if he has to urinate. Bedwetting is extremely common in children, even more so in boys than girls.
3| Use helpful products like Pampers UnderJams. Pampers UnderJams provide nighttime leakage protection that features a Nightlock ultra-absorbent core and are more like real underwear with a low-waist and a cloth-like material. Pick them up in the diaper aisle at your neighborhood Walmart.
Learn more about Pampers UnderJams by visiting their website where you can watch videos, learn more about enuresis, and read articles with insights from moms that are leading pediatricians. Join the #ConquerBedWetting conversation with Pampers on Facebook and Twitter.
What tips would you share to conquer bedwetting?