Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Pampers through their partnership with Acorn Influence. While I was compensated to write a post about Pampers Underjams, all opinions are my own. #ConquerBedWetting
Let’s be honest with each other for a moment – my kid is an occasional bed wetter, and I am a little embarrassed to admit it. I am using the term “bed wetter” loosely here because he pretty much will wet anything but the bed when he is having an episode.
It appears my son may be a sleepwalker, so on rare occasions where he is overtired or overstimulated, he will get up in his sleep and roam the halls, apparently looking for a bathroom.
Usually the signs begin about an hour after we’ve gone to bed. Thump thump thump. Thump thump thump. We’ll hear him running back and forth in the hallways. My husband and I will jump off the couch and sprint to help direct him to the toilet, but often we are too late.
In his foggy sleepwalking state, he’ll think he is in the bathroom and will pull down his pants to go…however, the puddle usually ends up on the wall, his brother’s door, the carpet, the bathtub, down the stairs (what a mess), or (even once) on ME, his mother.
We’re not alone in working to conquer bedwetting (enuresis). Boys in particular struggle with bedwetting and it is not uncommon for children to still wet the bed at 7 years old. Luckily, managing enuresis does not need to disrupt your routine.
Here’s how we are taking control of Enuresis:
1. Wake Up Your Child to Go to Bathroom Before You Go to Bed
Our son often experiences Enuresis about 1-2 hours after going to bed. We find that if we rouse him to use the restroom before we go to bed, we can prevent some episodes.
2. Limit Liquids Before Bed
We drink water conservatively before bed. Enough to stay hydrated, but not enough to make middle of the night bathroom trips a necessity.
3. Try to Limit Overtiredness or Overexcitement
Our issues with Enuresis almost always occurs when he is overtired (a delayed bedtime or particularly busy day) or when he is anticipating something exciting (a party, Christmas). In response, we try to keep a consistent early bedtime and not get him overexcited about upcoming events.
4. Use Pampers Underjams until the Problem is Under Control
Pampers Underjams are a genius product that provides night wear leakage protection that features a NightLock ultra-absorbent core. They have ComfortWear quiet, cloth-like materials for privacy (no creaking diapers!) and they are low-waisted so no one will know they are wearing anything at all under their jammies!
Here are some coloring pages you can download:
- Hiding Coloring Page
- Splashing Coloring Page
- Super Pose Coloring Page
- Children’s book featuring “Sal the Sasquatch”