March 10, 2012 4:00:01 AM
Our 11 year old daughter wets the bed often several times a night, wetting 3 pads, her sheets, bed cover and comforter. We decided that using the Goodnites underwear would be a better option so she would need to do anywhere from 1-3 loads of wash daily. In addition we want her to be able to have sleepovers How do we make her comfortable with this option? She has been thoroughly checked by a physician and there is no medical reason causing this. We are great about not making bed wetting a big deal but frankly having to do this much laundry every day inconveniences the whole family. And it make traveling extremely challenging. We travel with extra pads, sheets. One time we just threw it away bc we had to catch a plane. Are we being unreasonable for wanting to use the pants and not the pads anymore?
Since medical issues or concerns have been ruled out, there are a few changes you can try to help your daughter. Usually bedwetting is caused by a child’s bladder not maturing as fast as their body. Children will typically outgrow bedwetting as their bladder matures. In the meantime, limiting her fluids at least 2 hours before bedtime and ensuring that she go potty several times before bed may help. Sometimes certain foods or beverages, including citrus and caffeine can trigger bedwetting because of bladder irritation, or increased urine output so try limiting those and see if it helps. We have a new product called “GoodNites® Bed Mats” that may be able to help you and your child both at home and while traveling. These mats can help your daughter have a better night by helping to manage the frequency of sheet changes.