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Frequently Asked Questions

Bedwetting FAQ

What is bedwetting?

Bedwetting, also known as nighttime wetting or nocturnal enuresis, is when a child beyond age 5 isn’t able to control their bladder and urinates at night during their sleep.

What are the causes of bedwetting?

There are a variety of bedwetting causes including:

  • Being a deep sleeper. Your child may not feel the need to pee or find it difficult to wake up.
  • Producing too much urine during the night.
  • Having a small or “irritable” bladder. Your child’s bladder may contract too easily, or the nerves that control the bladder may be slow to mature.
  • Genetics. Sometimes bedwetting runs in families. If you, your parents, or your siblings had issues with bedwetting, it’s not surprising that your child is also wetting the bed. If one parent wet the bed after 5 years old, their children have about 40% chance of bedwetting. If both parents wet the bed as children, their children have about a 70% chance of bedwetting.
  • A medical condition. A urinary tract infection (UTI), constipation, bladder or kidney disease, a structural problem in the urinary system or nervous system, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, hormone imbalance, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stress or anxiety could be causing bedwetting.

What are the solutions to bedwetting?

  • While a doctor might recommend cutting out sugary drinks before bed or making sure your child uses the toilet right before going to sleep, in general bedwetting isn’t something that can be stopped before it goes away naturally. Contrary to popular belief, you can’t train a kid out of bedwetting or control it by restricting fluids. There are steps you can take in the meantime:

  • Support your child. For many, their self-esteem can easily get tied up in their ability to stay dry at night. That’s why it’s important to help them when an accident happens without frustration. A little bit of patience will go a long way – after all, you’re in this together!
  • Ensure they have an appropriate support network in their closest friends and family.
  • Provide supportive bedwetting supplies, like Goodnites® NightTime Underwear.
  • Talk to your child about how these supplies can help.
  • Ensure their pediatrist is aware of and monitoring NightTime wetting, especially if it’s consistent."

When should I seek treatment for bedwetting?

Most children outgrow bed-wetting on their own — but some need a little help. In other cases, bed-wetting may be a sign of an underlying condition that needs medical attention.

Make an appointment with your primary care provider or pediatrician if one or more of the following is applicable for your child:

  • Is 5 years old or older and suddenly starts to wet the bed 2-3 times a week after they have not wet the bed for at least 6 months.
  • Has daytime peeing accidents.
  • Is 7 years old or older and is still wetting the bed.
  • Snores and/or has pauses or gasps in breathing in their sleep.
  • Complains of a burning sensation or pain when peeing, has to pee more often, is drinking or thirstier more often, and/or has pink or red urine or discharge.
  • Has swelling of their feet or ankles.
  • Complains of belly aches or back pains.
  • Is having poop accidents.

What kind of doctor specializes in bedwetting?

A pediatric urologist specializes in children’s urinary and genital problems, including bedwetting. Your primary care physician or pediatrician can also help direct you towards the right resources.

Are boys more likely to wet the bed than girls?

Yes, boys are more likely to wet the bed than girls. According to Mayo Clinic, bed wetting is twice as common in boys as in girls.

Is bedwetting genetic?

Nighttime bedwetting usually has a strong genetic link. While specific experiences may vary, it’s very common for bedwetting to run in the family. Dr. Carolyn Thiedke, professor of family medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, says, “There are probably several causes of bedwetting, but it is clear that having parents who wet the bed makes it more likely that a child will wet the bed. Children who have one parent who wet the bed have a 43% chance of wetting the bed, and if both parents wet the bed, the chance climbs to 77%.

However, passing on nighttime wetting genes to your children is not a simple process — or all bad. Researchers at UCLA have discovered that parents who pass on nighttime wetting to their kids are also often passing on intelligence. Their study of children with a family history of bedwetting found that children who had a lower than normal impulse to wake up when needing to urinate (often resulting in nighttime wetting) also had higher than normal IQ scores."

What are the psychological causes of bedwetting?

Psychological stress and anxiety in and of themselves will not cause a child who never wet the bed to start nighttime wetting. However, stress can contribute indirectly to nighttime wetting as it can cause a child to behave or act differently. Children under a lot of stress may not sleep well. They may have difficulty falling asleep, resulting in fewer hours of sleep at night. Because of this, they may fall into a deeper sleep, which can result in nighttime wetting. Keep in mind that it’s the change in the child’s behavior caused by stress, and not the actual stress, that is contributing to them wetting the bed.

What is the difference between potty training and bedwetting?

Unlike potty training which can be taught to children, bedwetting is almost completely biological and nighttime dryness arrives when bedwetting goes away naturally. Nighttime dryness is a totally different process than daytime potty training and typically lags by at least 4-6 months, if not a few years.

How to clean urine from a mattress?

Here’s a simple process for how to clean a mattress after bedwetting and how to remove urine odor from a mattress. These three steps make it easy with everyday household ingredients:

  • Blot the urine spot. Using a dry towel, press down repeatedly to soak up the urine. Be sure you blot instead of wiping. Wiping will just push the urine deeper into the mattress — and that will make clean up a lot tougher. Some people who have a wet/dry vacuum use it to suck out the moisture as well.
  • Mix up a simple cleaning solution. You can skip the fancy cleaning products and find what you need right in your kitchen: white vinegar and warm water. Mix it up 50/50 and use a spray bottle to apply it to your mattress. Then blot the mattress again with a towel. You might have to repeat this process for a bigger (or smellier!) spot. Of course, vinegar has a strong smell too, so opening a window or turning on a ceiling fan can be a smart idea.
  • Neutralize the urine smell. Once you’ve cleaned up the spot, sprinkle on some baking soda. Leave it there overnight as the mattress finishes drying (the longer the better – aim for about 10 hours!). Then, vacuum the baking soda up the next day. This should eliminate any urine smell from your child’s mattress. If you can still smell the urea after one treatment, repeat the process. While some people may try using a scented product, keep in mind that they only cover up the urine smell for a short time. They won’t make it go away. So, while the recommended cleaning process takes some time, following the above steps is a better solution for getting rid of a pee smell.

For more information, please check out this article on cleaning urine from a mattress

Enuresis FAQ

What is enuresis?

According to National Kidney Foundation, “enuresis" is the medical term for bedwetting. Nocturnal (nighttime) enuresis is bedwetting that happens at night, whereas wetting during the daytime is called diurnal (daytime) enuresis.

What is nocturnal enuresis?

Bedwetting, also known as nighttime wetting or nocturnal enuresis, is when children beyond age 5 are unable to control their bladder and urinates at night during their sleep.

What is secondary enuresis?

According to National Kidney Foundation, secondary enuresis is a condition that develops at least six months — or even several years — after a person has learned to control his or her bladder.

General Goodnites® Brand FAQ

What kind of bedwetting protection does Goodnites® have?

We offer products that provide protection for moderate and heavy bedwetting. Our Goodnites® NightTime Underwear and Bed Mats provide maximum absorbency for heavy bedwetting, while our Goodnites® Absorbent Inserts provide the right amount of absorbency for moderate bedwetting.

How do you ensure products are safe for my child?

Kimberly-Clark has a long history of providing products that help improve the health, hygiene, and well-being of people everywhere. The safety of our consumers is our number one priority, which is why we take our responsibility for developing safe and effective products seriously. All of our products undergo thorough internal and independent safety evaluations that support our confidence in the quality and safety of our products.

Are the colorful designs on Goodnites® safe for my child's skin?

Yes, the colorants used for GN products are safe for children’s skin. K-C uses colorants that are approved by global regulatory agencies to be safe. Pigments used to color our base materials and inks used to create colorful designs are strongly bonded to the nonwoven polymers during the manufacturing process. In addition to starting with safe materials, we verify that these components remain within the product and not reach your child's skin.

What's the difference between Pull-Ups® and Goodnites®?

Goodnites® is the #1 NightTime Protection brand* that offers absorbent products specifically designed to fit and provide protection for children who are potty trained during the day but experience bedwetting at night. Goodnites® Nighttime Underwear can help your child wake up dry with 40% more protection vs leading training pants. †

Pull-Ups® is the leading brand of training pants that are designed for children who are still going through potty training and can be worn during the day and at night.

*Youth pant category share data
†Goodnites® XS compared to leading 3T-5T training pants and Goodnites® S/M compared to leading 4T-5T training pants

What's the difference between Goodnites® and Huggies®?

Goodnites® is the #1 NightTime Protection brand* that offers absorbent products specifically designed to fit and provide protection against bedwetting accidents for children who only wet at night. Huggies® is a brand of disposable diapers and baby wipes that are designed for children who are yet to start potty training.

*Youth pant category share data

Why are Goodnites® out of stock?

We are aware of retail locations where some of our products are temporarily not available mainly due to materials supply disruptions resulting from severe storms in the southern and Gulf regions in the U.S. earlier this year. We are not experiencing a widespread shortage of our products. Kimberly-Clark® is working closely with our retail partners to understand their current supply in the marketplace, and where necessary, we are putting plans in place to address consumer demand and ensure access to your favorite products. We apologize that you are not able to find the product that you were looking for and ensure we are working diligently to ensure that it will be back on shelves soon. In the meantime, we hope you'll check out our Buy Goodnites® Online page as online availability can vary and changes often

Do unused Goodnites® products need to be stored somewhere special?

Unused Goodnites® products should be stored in a clean, dry location and away from strongly scented products where the scent/odor could be absorbed into the Goodnites

Nighttime underwear FAQ

Why does my child need NightTime underwear anyway?

Goodnites® NightTime Underwear are specifically designed to offer our best nighttime protection, guaranteed*. They can help your child be comfortable when they wet the bed, and they can save you from doing a whole lot of laundry in the morning too. If your child is going to stay overnight at their grandparents or have a sleepover with friends, nighttime underwear can help them feel secure too. They can even help them hide their “secret” if they aren’t comfortable sharing it. Also, according to the Urology Care Foundation, the use of absorbent underwear like Goodnites® NightTime Underwear does not prevent or delay toileting and continence control and these products can help both a parent and a child cope with the condition.

* vs. Leading Training Pant

What sizes do Goodnites® NightTime Underwear come in?

Goodnites® NightTime Underwear is now available in four sizes!

  • XS: 28-43 lbs.
  • S/M 43-68 lbs.
  • L: 68-95 lbs.
  • XL: 95-140+ lbs.

How do you dispose of nighttime underwear?

Goodnites® NightTime Underwear should be discarded in the trash. Please note that Goodnites products are not flushable, so please do not flush them.

Where can consumers find Goodnites® NightTime Underwear products (e.g., countries, retailers, etc.)?

Goodnites® NightTime Underwear is available at many key retailers in USA and Canada. For online purchases, please visit our Buy Goodnites® Online page

Can I buy Goodnites® NightTime Underwear directly from Kimberly-Clark?

Goodnites® NightTime Underwear is available in many key retailers in USA and Canada, but not from Kimberly-Clark directly. For online purchases, please visit our Buy Goodnites® Online page

Where can I buy Goodnites® NightTime Underwear?

Goodnites® NightTime Underwear is available at many key retailers in USA and Canada. For online purchases, please visit our Buy Goodnites® Online page

What are Goodnites® NightTime Underwear made of?

For ingredient information, please visit Kimberly-Clark Ingredient Library

Should my child wear underwear with Goodnites® NightTime Underwear?

If that makes them more comfortable, yes. However, it is not required. Goodnites® NightTime Underwear is designed to look and feel like underwear and to fit your child comfortably.

Will Goodnites® NightTime Underwear and Inserts work in conjunction with enuresis medications?

They will. Always consult your pediatrician about the use of medications, but there is no issue using Goodnites products and enuresis medications together. The medication will work to reduce the incidents of enuresis, while the Goodnites® NightTime Underwear will be there to help keep your child dry and comfortable in case of a bedwetting accident.

How do Goodnites® NightTime Underwear absorb all that moisture?

Goodnites® Youth Pants have an absorbent core which is a mix of wood pulp and super absorbent polymer. The wood pulp draws in the liquid and distributes it throughout the core, and the super absorbent polymer chemically locks the moisture inside.

Are Goodnites® NightTime Underwear scented?

No, we do not add any fragrance to our Goodnites® products.

Inserts FAQ

What are the differences between nighttime underwear and absorbent inserts?

Both Goodnites® NightTime Underwear for boys and girls and Absorbent Inserts for boys and girls are specifically designed to provide protection for children who only wet at night.

Goodnites® NightTime Underwear are disposable pants with a super stretchy side that provides a soft, underwear like fit for all body shapes. Available in four different sizes and comfortably fits from 28 lbs. up to 140+ lbs., providing maximum absorbency against bedwetting.

Goodnites® Absorbent Inserts are a one-size-fit-most absorbent pad that can fit in regular close-fitting underwear. These inserts provide reliable protection with the right amount of absorbency for moderate nighttime bedwetting.

For more information, please visit our Product page

How do you dispose of absorbent inserts?

Goodnites® Absorbent Inserts for boys and girls were designed to be single use and then discarded in a trash bag or other waste container. It should be not be flushed in the toilet.

What are Goodnites® Absorbent Inserts made of?

For ingredient information, please visit Kimberly-Clark Ingredient Library

Where can I buy Goodnites® Absorbent Inserts for boys?

Goodnites® Absorbent Inserts are available for online purchase on Amazon, Target, and Walmart. You can visit our Buy Goodnites® Online page for place order on these retailers.

Bed mats FAQ

How do you dispose of bed mats?

Goodnites® Disposable Bed Mats should be discarded in the trash. Please note that Goodnites products are not flushable, so please do not flush them.

Are Goodnites® Bed Mats waterproof?

Goodnites® Disposable Bed Mats are made with comfortable layers to help keep your child and sheets dry. They are designed to absorb urine to help keep sheets dry at night.

Are Goodnites® Bed Mats disposable?

Yes, Goodnites® Bed Mats are disposable. They can be discarded in trash.

Where can I buy Goodnites® Bed Mats?

Goodnites® Bed Mats are available at many key retailers in USA and Canada. For online purchases, please visit our Buy Goodnites® Online

Coupons FAQ

How do I sign up for Goodnites® coupons?

Please visit our Coupons & Samples page to sign up for Goodnites® coupons