We all like to think our little ones are wonderfully smart, very athletic and pretty advanced for their age. But every child, whether they are a baby, toddler or even older, will occasionally wet the bed at night while they sleep – yes, even the kid at your child’s school who can already tie his laces.
Eventually, they will learn better bladder control and wake up when they need to go to the toilet, but until that happens, you are stuck with wet bed sheets, an uncomfortable kid, and the constant smell of pee in the morning. And while we definitely do not want our kids to be embarrassed by the whole situation, we don’t want them to wake us up in the middle of the night with soaked pyjamas.
So, for both their sake and ours, it’s important for us to find the right solution that will keep them dry at night.
“it’s important for us to find the right solution that will keep them dry at night.”
We’ve spent the last week trying out DryNites Pyjama Pants, and there have been four things that have stood out from our little family experiment:
- Our boys will wear anything with Spider-man on it. So, getting them to try these on were great.
- Since they are pull-ups, our boys had a lot more control of getting dressed undressed. They aren’t babies anymore and love any opportunity to show how independent they can be of us (Why do they have to grow up so fast?). Also, if they felt the need to go to the loo after we got them dressed, the procedure is exactly the same as if they were wearing underpants.
- They are less bulky than nappies – so it frees up movement and helps them stay comfortable through the night.
- The next morning, not only were their sheets dry, but there wasn’t a hint of dampness on their clothes.
I’d definitely recommend DryNites Pyjama Pants to anyone whose kids are in this post-toddler phase that my boys are in – and I think if I let them anywhere near my laptop, they would be typing the same thing!”
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