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:
- Leave a separate comment for each entry. If you put all the answers in one comment, it's only one entry.
- This giveaway will close on Friday, August 12 at 9 P.M. EST.
- The winner will be chosen at random by random.org
- 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
- 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!***