The new school year is quickly creeping up and I know that if I am stressing about the school year, at least one of my kids is too. I know that change in routine, lack of regular schedules and not getting enough sleep are all contributing factors for some of the stress my kids are feeling. I also know that my two oldest are worried about starting new schools, neither of who will be joined by any of their close friends from last year, something that is a hard reality to face.
I have children who suffer from nighttime wetting and know getting back into a school bedtime routine makes this time of year difficult for them. Making sure they get enough sleep so they can focus, learn and grow at school is so important. I know the stress of making new friends and the possibility of being asked to go for sleepovers can cause increased levels of anxiety for them. One of the best ways I can support them is by making sure that they get a good amount of uninterrupted sleep, whether at home or at a friends house. This can be difficult when you have a child that has nighttime enuresis because when they wet the bed, they wake up and need to change sheets and clothes and- this all takes time and valuable sleep away from them. I am grateful that I can at least ease their minds when it comes to bedwetting thanks to GoodNites bedtime pants. I know that they feel much more comfortable putting these on before they get into bed and since we started using them, there hasn’t been a need to wake up in the middle of the night for any sheet or clothing changes. The nighttime pants offer great protection from leaks and are super discreet too which means my kids can go to their friend’s house for a sleepover and not worry that someone will notice! This eliminates a lot of worries!
I also find that these changes affect not only their sleep but also behaviour. My oldest son who I told you a while back was diagnosed with Tourettes, has a rough time with change and I find his facial and vocal tics become much more prevalent as the new school year approaches. He doesn’t sleep well and I can tell he is anxious even if he says he isn’t. We spend a great deal of time the few weeks before school starts talking about what he can expect from the new school year and we especially talk about how he is feeling. This year he is excited about starting a new school but at the same time nervous as well.
Making sure my kids not only get enough sleep but feel comfortable and secure at night time, making sure they don’t have to feel ashamed or embarrassed, is important to me as a mom. GoodNites helps me help them get a better sleep and we all can feel better knowing that they won’t have any accidents at home or at a sleepover.
One other thing I love about GoodNites is that they have a larger size range so that you can still get protection for your children who may be a little older. I know that they are already upset about the fact that they wet at night, GoodNites makes it easier for them to deal with it. You can’t even tell my kids are wearing them at all.
Do you have children that suffer from nighttime wetness? Have you used GoodNites to help them?
Disclosure: The post was brought to you by GoodNites but as always my opinion is my own.