The day that I declared AJ fully potty trained was a happy one. Reese had just recently stopped wetting the bed at night just 2 months before, and since my first three kids had stayed dry at night as soon as they day-time trained, I figured that AJ would follow the majority.
I’m still shaking my head at that logic. AJ doesn’t do anything like his brother and sisters. He is unique through and through.
I was excited to purchase my last package of diapers…ever! I had been buying diapers for 12 years and I was ready to be DONE.
That was 3 years ago.
Why isn’t he dry at night??
AJ’s bedwetting confused me. He had been so consistent during the day that I just expected him to do as well at night time. Twice I declared that his bedwetting was a habit of convenience. I thought if I took the diapers away, he’d stay dry.
It didn’t work.
Instead of buying diapers, I ended up having to wash his bedding every day. I tried training pants, but they were not keeping him dry enough at night.
I declared myself a failure. I thought something must be wrong with AJ, or that I simply wasn’t being consistent enough with taking him to the bathroom at night.
Backing down from the bedwetting battle
And then something clicked. After I took him to the pediatrician for his 6 year check up and heard the doctor swear that his bedwetting was perfectly normal and not a concern, I finally backed down. That was May.
I decided that it’s ok for my 6 year old to wet the bed, especially now that I know that there are more options out there for him than just diapers (which make him feel like a baby) and training pants (which aren’t absorbent enough for him). AJ is not doing anything wrong, and I don’t want him to feel ashamed or nervous about it. It has made a world of difference.
Success with GoodNites Underwear
When I got an email about being a part of the GoodNites® blogger ambassador program, I knew it was meant to be. After stressing for 3 years about AJ wetting the bed and finally coming to terms with it, I loved the idea of helping other moms who may be having similar issues or concerns. You’ll be hearing more about GoodNites®, their team of experts and bedwetting education, and even a giveaway over the next few months.
Please let me know if you have any bedwetting concerns that you’d like to see addressed!
Please note: As mentioned above, I am participating in the GoodNites® Blogger Ambassador program and I am compensated for my time. The thoughts and experiences expressed here are my own.
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