Talking About the Transition to Wearing Goodnites
Last Updated: 2/15/21
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If your child is dry all day, congratulations! They’re done potty training. Staying dry at night is a whole different task though, and nighttime dryness often lags daytime potty training. For many kids, it can take a longer time to master, but it usually happens naturally as children grow. While ending nighttime wetting is simply a matter of your child’s physical development, there are things you can do to make the transition smoother.
If you’re curious if your child is still potty training or simply bedwetting, you can take this quick quiz. If you determine your child is officially done potty training, then you probably have at least 4-6 months of nighttime wetting ahead. For some kids, it may be a few years. As your child goes through the process, consider transitioning them to Goodnites® NightTime Underwear. This bedtime underwear can help them stay comfortable and be more confident at night.
If your child is younger and recently potty trained, they probably won’t be bothered by bedwetting as they’re too young to feel pressure about this from other kids. But they may have some questions about the transition to training underwear for nighttime. If your child is older and has been potty trained for a while, you can remind them that, when bedwetting, underwear — the regular cloth type they wear during the day — will just leave them uncomfortable and wet and result in a wet mattress and bedding.
Here are a few talking points to help you prepare for your conversation with your child about transitioning to Goodnites® NightTime Underwear:
- Wow, you’re quite a Big Kid – you’ve finished potty training!
- Sometimes even older kids wake up wet.
- You’re growing up and getting bigger, and your body is growing too. One day you’ll start to feel when you need to go potty at night.
- For now, we’re going to make sure you’re comfortable at night and that you get a good night of sleep.
- That way, you can have lots of energy to play all day. These Goodnites® are for kids just like you who are potty trained but still need a little extra protection at night.
- Look – they have fun characters on them like Spiderman and Ariel. Let’s try them on and see how they work.
- We can put them on right under your favorite pajamas. What do you think?
Just remember that your child is keenly aware of your feelings including your reaction to nighttime wetting. It’s important to make sure these conversations with your child are open, positive and reassuring.
Growing up can sometimes be unpredictable, but nighttime wetting is one thing that can be managed. That way, it won’t become an ongoing source of anxiety, and your child can wake up dry and enjoy just being a kid!