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Bedwetting is a Perfectly Normal Part of Growing up!

Bedwetting is a Perfectly Normal Part of Growing up!

It’s been over two months since we have stopped using DryNites pyjama pants as most of the times Olivia was waking up dry. She was very keen on only wearing her pyjamas at night, and as I could not see a reason why not, we went for this option for a few weeks.

I was applying the same method as I used to do with Isabelle years ago. I would wake Olivia up just before I went to bed, she would go to the toilet, make a wee and then she would stay dry till the morning. Then suddenly despite making a wee once at night she would wet herself in the early morning hours.

Olivia was upset about the situation, but we made sure she knew there was nothing to be ashamed of and that sleeping in her DryNites pyjama pants again was OK. I think the pyjama pants offer discreet and age-appropriate protection for your children so they feel as confident at night as they do during the day. I believe it’s just a matter of time and she will stop wetting the bed soon.

I am also aware that boosting her confidence now is vital to help her overcome the bedwetting phase, and we try to encourage her to keep trying. At the end of the day, bedwetting affects nearly 600,000 children in the UK every year, and is a perfectly normal part of growing up.

We have started with a sticker chart to award her for any dry night and she loves the idea. I think the worst thing now would be to put any pressure on her, and I believe the decision to leave it and wait for her to be ready is the right one. I know she is very keen on sleeping without her pyjama pants, but I have explained we will see if she will be waking up when she needs to make a wee.

As you might remember I have been working with DryNites along with celebrity mum Denise van Outen and kids coach Naomi Richards to help parents inspire confidence in their children both day and night.

I have tried Naomi’s tip to stop reading Olivia her bedtime story and instead to let her do it, and she loves it! She feels so proud and grown-up that she can read to me!

The DryNites Confident Kids 24/7 campaign aims to provide parents with helpful tools and advice to boost their child’s confidence and overcome challenges such as bedwetting. Visit www.drynites.co.uk to find out more about the DryNites Confident Kids 24/7 campaign.

Check out the infographic below for some interesting information, tips, myths and facts on bedwetting!

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6 Comments

  • Honest mum October 2, 2015 11:15 am

    This is such an empowering, supportive post Mirka, Oliver wears a nappy overnight but Alexander has been dry for ages, two very different boys. I don’t want Oliver to ever feel bad and we will support him until he doesn’t need them. He doesn’t need them every night but I know he’s not ready to go without totally yet. Thank you for this x

    • Mirka October 2, 2015 1:01 pm

      Hope you get some inspiration and tips from this campaign. I think we as parents really play a vital part and need to support our kids for as long as they need it.

  • Susan Mann October 2, 2015 1:37 pm

    Great tips and very supportive. Great for those that need that extra peace of mind and support x

    • Mirka October 2, 2015 5:24 pm

      Thanks Susan, I think so too.

  • Ebabee October 2, 2015 4:55 pm

    This is a great campaign and so important to let kids know that bed-wetting is NOTHING to be ashamed of. A has been nappy free for years but can still have the occasional night accident and that is fine. It used to upset her but we have made it very clear that it’s nothing to worry about. Thanks for sharing xx

    • Mirka October 2, 2015 5:25 pm

      Glad you agree Nomita, and hopefully Olivia will be nappy-free soon too.

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