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By the time my 5th child was born, I figured I’d seen it all. I had girls and I had a boy, so I thought I knew what to expect from both sexes. I had potty trained older kids, I had transitions kids from crib to big-kid bed, I had sent kids off to school.
His first few years were fairly uneventful…unless you count that time he went downstairs while everyone was still asleep, opened the fridge door that was hard for me to open, and then somehow gulped down an entire bottle of his sister’s antibiotics (the pink stuff) which had a child safety lid on it.
That was his first trip to the ER. None of the other kids had EVER tried a stunt like that.
Yes, somehow AJ, my #5, was destined to teach this mama that I never know it all, no matter how many kids I have. He has kept me on my toes, constantly surprising all of us with the funny things he says and does.
Just this weekend, he was out with Dad and tried to ask him something. Dad replied, “I need to think for a minute.” AJ’s response was, “You should go to the bathroom. Lots of people think better in the bathroom.”
Speaking of the bathroom, AJ really threw me for a loop after he was potty trained. He learned to go potty during the day just as easily as the other kids (which, really, is NOT an easy thing for moms….) but unlike his older siblings, AJ didn’t “learn” to stay dry at night. Since my older kids seemed to simply “grow out” of wetting the bed, I figured that would happen with AJ as well.
AJ is now 9 1/2, an extremely smart 4th grader, and still a bed wetter.
About a year after he was in underwear full time during the day, I asked my pediatrician about his night-time wetting. I was worried that I was doing something wrong, or worse, that there was something “wrong” with AJ. At that visit, and every other subsequent visit to the pediatrician, the doctor has assured me that nothing is wrong and that he will, eventually grow out of it…just a little later than the other kids.
Bedwetting and Older Children Facts:
- An estimated 1 in 6 children between the ages of 4 and 12 in the United States suffer from nocturnal enuresis, more commonly known as bedwetting (based on a GoodNites® brand study)
- Bedwetting is a medical condition and should not be taken lightly
- 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 fear and embarrassment
- Bedwetting is a fairly common condition that a child cannot control or be trained out of
- 43% of parents incorrectly believe that bedwetting can be “trained” out of a child
- 41% of parents of bedwetters describe it as frustrating
- 51% of parents are looking for a better overall bedwetting product
- More than one-quarter of parents express anxiety about their child spending the night somewhere and wetting the bed
About GoodNites® TRU-FIT* Underwear
When he was 3 and 4 and 5, it wasn’t a big deal to AJ that he still wet the bed, but as he got older and realized that most of his friends were wearing regular underwear at night, I could tell that he felt self-conscious. When he has gone on camp-outs he has tried to hide the fact that he has to sneak away to put a diaper on. At home, we have tried to make him very comfortable. We’ve reassured him that it’s not his fault and that he is not doing anything wrong. But as much support as he gets from home, I’m sure he would not have such a positive reception should his peers find out.
GoodNites® brand just introduced 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. When I first picked up a pair of GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear, I couldn’t imagine that they would really work because they really did feel just like regular, soft, fabric underwear (because that’s exactly what they are!). I was impressed, though, with the design that tucks away a super-absorbent insert. Not only do these look and feel like real underwear (which is really important for a 9 year old) but they really work (which is really important for this mama!).
GoodNites® TRU-FIT* is available for boys and girls in sizes S/M and L/XL with colors and patterns for each size and can be found now at select national retailers for purchase.
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