We spent the majority of the fall potty training Donovan, who is now 2 and a half years old. And he finally seems to have gotten the hang of it. He struggled with having to poop in the potty for a while, but he seems to be getting over that phobia now, too, and hasn’t had an accident in a good while. So, now that he is day-time potty trained, it’s time for us to start nighttime training.
He still wears a diaper while he sleeps, but I can tell he doesn’t like it. He doesn’t feel like a big boy when we make him put his diaper on. And he wakes up dry about half the time, so he doesn’t really need a diaper every night. But, I don’t want him to be all wet on the nights he does have an accident, and I don’t want to constantly be washing sheets either. So, I went to see.Walmart.com/goodnitesmats to see if GoodNites Bed Mats from Huggies might be a good option for us.
Walmart has a great page for the Bed Mats that talks about bedwetting, ideas to help your child learn how to stay dry overnight, and even offers a coupon for $2.00 off GoodNites. The Bed Mats have a number of great features including adhesive strips on the bottom so they won’t slide around on the bed, and they are soft so they won’t make a bunch of noise when your child wiggles in his sleep like those plastic mats do. And they’re affordable, costing just over $1 per mat.
So, I purchased several packs of the Bed Mats as well as a new bedtime story for Donovan—featuring his new favorite Disney character, Special Agent Oso. While the book had to be shipped to our house, I chose to Site to Store shipping for the Bed Mats and was able to go pick them up the same day! Super simple and convenient, plus there were no shipping charges for the Mats!
We headed to Walmart and picked up the GoodNites, then came home and tried it out on his bed. I showed him the Bed Mat and explained that if he needed to go potty during the night, he could get up and go, but that the mat would help keep him dry if he had an accident. Since the mats are designed for a twin size bed, they are a little big on his toddler bed. Bed, they still worked fine. The sticky parts on the back held them in place. I poured some water on it to test it out. The mat absorbed the water and it didn’t run off the mat or leak through!
We will be traveling for Christmas this year, and I’ll be bringing some GoodNites with us. Since Donovan will be sleeping in the same room as us during the trip, it may be easier for us to reinforce the conept of using the potty at night than it is when he’s down the hall at home. If you’ve got a little one who wets the bed or is potty training, you may want to try out GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats, too!
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