As a Mum, I feel like I am constantly faced with new challenges every few months. Just when I think I’ve nailed one thing and got it under control, something new decides to pop up and suddenly, I’m back feeling like I have no clue about anything all over again.
One of these little challenges is getting through the night without any ‘accidents’.
After going through a considerable amount of change in her little life Milla had only just started sleeping through the night again and as you can imagine, I was over the moon to be getting a few more hours of uninterrupted sleep. That was until she began running into my room in the middle of the night saying, “I’m wet Mumma, you need to change my bed.” After the first incident I was hopeful it was just a one-off until it started happening almost every second night. Not ideal.
I took to my Snapchat seeking answers to the issue, as the support I receive from both men and women if I ever need it is both astounding and something I’m seriously so grateful for. A few people had suggested I try some things that they had found helped them when they were experiencing bedwetting, but the overwhelming response I got was that it’s a bit of a wave that you need to ride out then anything!
It can be a frustrating time, for both us as parents as well as the little darlings. Waking up to a frustrated toddler and a wet bed after you may have been up multiple times beforehand isn’t particularly ideal, just like being a toddler and wetting the bed in your sleep isn’t ideal either. Confidence is a huge thing for children and making sure we remain nice and calm is so vital in their little awkward stage.
Patience is key, and I found mine when I discovered Huggies DryNites. They’re pyjama pants for girls and boys with soft stretchy sides that fit like undies and are easy to pull down. They also feature Disney fairies on the front for the girls, which Milla thinks is really cool! They’re her ‘special’ undies that give her confidence and reassurance while she is in the process of becoming permanently dry at night. I’m happy to report that since we started using DryNites about three weeks ago we’ve had minimal ‘accidents’. What kind of person would I be if I kept this golden discovery to myself?
DryNites are available from the age of two right up to 15. What drew me to them was the way they encourage and assist in normalising bedwetting for toddlers. It really did reassure me that this is a common thing that most kids go through. We will keep on using DryNites until we no longer need to, but we are so thankful we found them!
If you want to check them out and get more information here’s the spot: https://www.drynites.com.au/?utm_medium=paid-social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=drynites%202017&utm_content=blogpostabby