Thursday, August 4, 2011

GoodNites®, bedwetting, and a giveaway, oh my! **CLOSED**

A while back, I wrote this extremely heartfelt and honest post about A and her nighttime bedwetting "issue".  After the very nice comments and suggestions, both here and on our Facebook page, I've decided it's something she will outgrow.  When?  Well, that remains to be seen.  As I wrote in the previous post though, as long as her pediatrician isn't worried, I don't know why we should be.

In steps GoodNites®.  You see, we've used GoodNites® for around a year or so now.  Pull-Ups just weren't cutting it and I wanted something made more for the "big kids".  I overheard a commercial for GoodNites®one day and this line stuck out "GoodNites® Underwear are made to look, feel and sound like real underwear, so kids ages 4 and up will feel good wearing them – plus they’re specially made to protect kids while lying down." Hello!  The last thing I ever want is for A to feel embarrassed by her "issue", so these were calling our name.  Since using them she has become more confident about them.  I'm going to use another GoodNites® line here, but "GoodNites® Products are more absorbent than the leading training pants, to help keep pajamas and sheets dry all night.  Dry nights mean parents and kids can enjoy an easy night’s sleep and wake up with confidence." This is SO true!  In the time we've been using GoodNites®, A has only had a handful of accidents that required her sheets be changed.  This is the best part for her tired old Mom (me..lol).

We really do like GoodNites® a lot!  I sat down with A and ask her about them.  She said she likes that they don't crinkle like sis's diapers do and that they are easy to take off/on.  Her favorite part is that they don't have cartoon characters on them.  Just pretty little flowers so they look more like panties.  A never did like the cartoon characters on her diapers, so that could just be her.  It does help her confidence that they don't look like they are meant for small kids.

On Tuesday evening, there was a twitter party with GoodNites®.  I have to tell you I was excited and surprised at some of the ideas Moms were coming up with to help their kids.  One thing in particular stuck out with me though.  There was a fellow Mom who said she chooses not to write about her child's bedwetting because she didn't want to leave a digital footprint for her child to find later.  When I read it, something stuck out and hit me right in the gut.  Was I doing the right thing by letting everyone know about A's issue?  Is she going to hate me later in life for writing about it?

The answers I'm hoping for are Yes and No.  Leaving a digital footprint about my child's bedwetting isn't scary to me.  I want other Mom's who are in this trench to know that they aren't alone.  Bedwetting after a child is supposedly "potty trained" is more normal than discussed.  Why it seems so taboo is beyond me.  Hey, I have a 6 year old that still tinkles in her bed.  Whoop-ed-dee-do.  It happens and it's nothing the child/parent/caregiver should be ashamed of.  It's not a "dirty little secret".  It happens.

This is also why I'm thankful for GoodNites®.  Many years ago when my Grammy and other family members were having these issues, GoodNites® weren't even a blip on the radar.  Back then they had to change bedding multiple times a night...Eek!  I can't even imagine it.  So, do you have a "post toddler years" child who may still have accidents at night?  If you're like me and do, I suggest that you go and check out GoodNites® website.  They have a NiteLite Panel of experts who can answer all your bedwetting question or concerns.  They helped put my mind at ease.

As you may have read in the title, there is a giveaway attached to this post.  How awesome is that?!?  GoodNites® is being extremely generous in their giveaway and I'm really excited about it.  So much so that Chuck may or may not have ask me to stop talking about it yesterday.  :D

Here's a picture of the fabulous GoodNites® Gear Kit giveaway package which includes: a GoodNites® product voucher, Skip Hop Backpack, Foogo Water Bottle, Bob Book, Toothbrush and Hand Washing Timer, Night Time Chore Cards (which I'm looking forward to!), Kleenex® Splash ‘N Go!® Moist Wipes, Bubbles, Crayons, Stickers (obviously A's favorite), Movie Passes and a $100 Amex GiftCard. How amazing is that?  I'm mean really?  How amazing is GoodNites® for giving all that to one lucky reader of ours?



Now, I know you want to find out how to enter right?  Well, I'll make it easy for you.  Here's a couple things to remember though:

  1. Leave a separate comment for each entry.  If you put all the answers in one comment, it's only one entry.

  2. This giveaway will close on Friday, August 12 at 9 P.M. EST.

  3. The winner will be chosen at random by random.org

  4. Please be honest and play fair.


The mandatory entry is this:

  • Head over to GoodNites.com and then come back and share something you learned

  • OR

  • Share an experience you've had with bedwetting


If you do both, leave 2 comments! After you do the mandatory entry,  here are some bonus ways to enter.

  • Join in our conversations on Facebook by "liking" us.  We have many conversations!

  • If you are on Twitter and think we're totally awesome, follow us @shevigirl (me) or @daisiesforu (Andrea) or @momconfess

  • Leave a comment about the most exciting part of the prize pack to you.


Thanks so much for entering and sharing your bedwetting stories.  Knowing you aren't alone in something makes it that much easier to deal with.  Please remember, bedwetting post toddler years isn't anything to be ashamed of, scared of, or embarrassed by.  It's more normal than you think and GoodNites® is here to help! (Yeah, I made that one up all by myelf.  Impressed?)

***I'd like to extend a HUGE thank you to GoodNites® for providing a giveaway as awesome as this one is!  I also received a GoodNites® Gear Kit for writing this post.  Unless otherwise expressed by quotation, the words contained within this post are my own.  The experiences are that of my family and in particular my spunky, artsy little girl.  For any furthur information or see our disclosure policy.  For any questions, please feel free to email me at the address provided here.  Thanks again!***



92 comments:

  1. I learned that bedwetting is genetic! If your mom or dad (or both) were bedwetters, you have a much higher chance of being a bedwetter yourself.

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  2. Luckily my kids haven't wet the bed. I remember wetting the bed occasionally until I was 7.

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  3. I like you on FB with my username Mary Happymommy.

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  4. I follow shevigirl on Twitter (mami2jcn)

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  5. Well, the Amex gift card is very exciting for back to school shopping! My kids will be very excited about the bubbles and the movie passes!

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  6. I learned that they are specifically designed to protect while lying down!

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  7. Bedwetting was a real issue, when it came to sleep walking and night-terrors

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  8. I follow you all on Twitter!

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  9. Well, since my husband is in Las Vegas, the $100 is most exciting :) But I would love to have the chore cards. Lord knows my dd needs them!

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  10. The only cure for bedwetting is patience and time.

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  11. I follow @shevigirl on twitter @DanielleLW2B

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  12. My 2 year old is very excited about the backpack.. But I'm pretty excited about the gift card!

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  13. I learned a great qoute from their site. "a cure for bedwetting is patience and time." So true

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  14. Our youngest son still wets the bed at 5. His potty training was greatly affected by things that were going on in his life. I find that is still true for night time bed wetting.

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  15. I learned from the Good Nites website that the only cure for bedwetting is time and patience

    sehudson2006@yahoo.com

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  16. In my experience with bedwetting I know how important leak proof mattress pads are

    sehudson2006@yahoo.com

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  17. I liked you on facebook

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  18. The most exciting part of the prize pack to me is the gift card!

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  19. With my own children, bedwetting was never an issue. Now I care for three children, and I am dealing with it.

    I have a four year old boy who wets. When he did it on my sofa, I was befuddled. I could not seem to get the urine smell out. I was on the verge of wanting to buy a new one anyhow...so this definitely took care of the decision for me.

    Now, I make sure he's protected whenever he falls asleep.

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  20. I learned the technical name for bedwetting is enuresis.

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  21. Liked your facebook page (Wendy T).

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  22. Followed all three of you on twitter (@won2x).

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  23. My favorite part of the prize would be the American Express card.

    But....the hand washing timer is cool too....from someone who is germ obsessed!

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  24. I learned that -Bedwetting is usually a stage of development that kids simply outgrow with patience and time.

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  25. Like you on FB
    Jessiekatie S

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  26. follow @shevigirl
    @tcarolinep

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  27. The most exciting part would be movie passes and Amex card!

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  28. follow @shevigirl @tcarolinep

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  29. I learned that there is no 'cure' for bedwetting, only time and patience.

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  30. I liked your facebook page, Kelly Bowling Kimmell and left a comment.

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  31. I follow you on twitter, ktk502

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  32. The most exciting part of the giveaway is that If I won I would be able to buy my daughter some new fall clothes.

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  33. Bedwetting was my fear for the past few years, however we have finally out grown this with my son. Jaden was one of those children with a bit of OCD. Much like me, he does and did not deal with change. 2009 with being kicked out of our home, temparily living with another family, moving to Ohio, a young baby and another on the way, starting 1 pre-K, moving back to Vegas, daddy returning home, new baby born, 2 more pre-k and another home change. Too many changes for the little man in a matter of 8 months. everytime something changed the bed wetting started.
    So I feared the bedwetting where ever we were so I kept him in pull ups, till he proved with change he would not have an accident. He kept saying he was not a baby and just shy of a year later we were able to where the real thing at night. I sure wished I knew about these then, it sure would have kept him from thinking he was being treated as baby, while I just didn't want him to lay in soiled sheets.

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  34. I love the coupons that can be printed off from the Goodnites website. I did that very thing this morning before I headed to the grocery. Our kids are heavy sleepers, so we've used Goodnites for years and love them. Though, I am looking forward to the night when there are no longer necessary. =)

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  35. I "like" you on facebook (& in person too!).

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  36. One of the best things I have learned through our bedwetting experiences is that night-time dryness will happen when the child is ready. It is nothing I can force, so I just need to be patient. Our oldest finally started using a bedwetting alarm when he was 7 1/2 and after less than a week, he was staying dry and has stayed dry for the past year. We're still waiting on the almost 7 year old and our 4 1/2 year old, but after what we learned with our first, I'm no longer stressing about it. It will happen when they are ready and they will not go to college in pull-ups. =)

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  37. The gift card is a great addition to the gift pack and the movie passes are fun too!

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  38. I learned that that Goodnites are more absorbent at night time because of the way they are designed for different sleeping positions. Also, the designs are geared more towards older kids, rather than younger themes.

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  39. I am most excited about the AmEx gift card! My kids will love the movie passes!

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  40. I follow you on FB

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  41. I follow you on Twitter

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  42. My daughter was totally potty trained, and has recently reverted back.

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  43. I learned that constipation can be a contributor to bedwetting.

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  44. I have learned to be patient when it came to my daughter wetting the bed. She is potty trained already, but there were are occasional nights. She is going to be 4 years old and hasn't had an accident for the last couple of months.

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  45. i liked you on facebook.( ara garcia)

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  46. I am most excited about the gift card.

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  47. I learned about chiropractoric being used to help line up the spine & help restore the nerves responsible for sending signals reguarding urinary function to the brain.

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  48. I myself used to wet the bed until my pre-teens(around 10-11 yrs old). Since its apperently genetic I hope my kids don't have to go through the same thing-but so far so good(at least for now-my kids aren't that old yet so...)

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  49. I'm following you @shevigirl on Twitter
    (Twitter Handle: Raliya6)

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  50. I "like" you on facebook (FB Name: Aliya Ibrahim)

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  51. The most exciting part of the prize is the $100 gift card

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  52. i know my niece has issues with bed wetting unfortunately!

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  53. my nieces would be most excited about bubbles, but i would be most excited about the amex gift card!

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  54. I learned that bedwetting is sometimes hereditary.

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  55. Selinda McCumbersAugust 8, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    I learned that the only cure is time and patience!

    Thanks!

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  56. We did not have big issues with bedwetting, but on the occasional happening my son felt horrible and would cry. I worked hard to let him know that it was not a big deal.

    Thanks!

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  57. I learned that bedwetting is usually is something that kids simply outgrow with patience.

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  58. my older son rarely wet the bed, i'm not sure how he did it.

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  59. i most like the amex gift card

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  60. I learned that GoodNites are Latex free.

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  61. I like you on Facebook. (Deanna Cali)

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  62. I follow @momconfess on Twitter as @calidreamin87.

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  63. The most exciting part of the prize pack to me is the Amex! :)

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  64. Good Nights are made especially for laying down!

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  65. I learned GoodNites® Underwear are specially made to protect while lying down and they are specially made for both boys and girls up to age 4. Apparently this is a major issue with children up to age 10

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  66. I am a fan of Yours on Facebook- Jamie Brigham *FB Name*

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  67. I am following all 3 of you on Twitter- @cinderella10383

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  68. My favorite part of the gift pack is the Goodnites underpants and the gift card I have a 15 month old son who is still in diapers so the gift card would help pay for those and then when I begin potty training the goodnites would come in handy as they feel like real underwear

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  69. I wasn't aware we could do both so here is my #2 part of the mandatory to pick 1 entry- My bed wetting story. I have 3 children and I was raising my ex-husband's daughter from a previous relationship I had to deal with her constantly wetting the bed as a part of acting out and in turn I used goodnites so I wouldn't have to continue washing her bedding daily and scrubbing down her bed. She would be forced to go to her mother's and then back to us and such so it was confusing and hard on her to adjust to 2 different families and 2 different set of rules

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  70. My younger brother was a bed-wetter when he was little. He would just be in such a deep sleep that he wouldn't wake up to use the bathroom.

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  71. I really like the Q&A on their site. Learned a couple of good answers.

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  72. I have a 5 yr old who still pees real heavy at night even wets thru the good nights sometimes but those seem to work the best it doesnt matter if she pees right before bed or not she has sleep issues to the dr said after we get her sleep issues worked out hes gonna consider giving her something to help with the bed wetting

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  73. The night time chore cards could be helpful...... the gift card would help buy the good nights and the movie passes would be great for people who are on a limited budget such as myself

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  74. [...] sure to enter our GoodNites giveaway today!  There is a really awesome prize package.  Mine arrived while we were gone and [...]

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  75. i follow @daisiesforu.

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  76. i follow @shevigirl

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  77. i like mommy confessions on facebook

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  78. i was lucky and have a hospital bed mattress that my son used for years,now my daughter does.hes 13 now but bedwetted till like 8-9 yo.hes autistic.shes 5 and fully trained.

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  79. i had a foster child that bedwetted.she was 10yo when i got her.with time,patience & understanding,in 2 years she stopped.after she went to live with her dad,she helped her older(adult) sister with her bedwetting!

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  80. i,of course would love the gift card,but my 5yo would love the froggy bookbag.

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  81. thankfully a lot of info at the website i knew about & have used in the past with my kids.(biological & foster).it all works by the way.I didnt know that they come large enough to fit a child 125lbs.i learned that.

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  82. i follow @momconfess

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  83. I learned from the Good Nites website that the only cure for bedwetting is time and patience

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  84. the only cure for bedwetting is patience and time

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  85. My son is 3 and he occassionally wets the bed but usually its when he falls asleep soon after having something to drink

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  86. like u on facebook

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