As a mom to four boys, bed wetting is something I’m unfortunately familiar with. My boys currently range from 3 to 10 and they all still occasionally have night time accidents.
(The doctor has assured me this can be completely normal and entirely depends on the kid.)
My older boys are infrequent enough that a good mattress pad and a quick lesson on how to throw their sheets in the washer, make it not so much of a big deal.
However, the little one who is fully day time trained still wakes me up at two a.m. soaked in pee a few times a week. Every moms worst nightmare
When he potty trained we made the decision to be completely done with throw-away diapers, day and night. For one they are expensive, cause an excessive amount of waste, and if he’s wearing them he’s going to pee in them.
Having older boys, I know that this really isn’t something you can rush along or force him to outgrow, so I wanted to find something that worked like a diaper but didn’t encourage him to use them like one.
I first bought a set of training pants that claimed to be good for overnight, but he soaked right through them.
So I went on a search for something waterproof. I found these awesome reusable diapers on Amazon. They are adjustable. They fit my skinny toddler with quite a bit of room for growth. They have yet to leak meaning I get a full nights sleep, and the cute pictures and fabric feel, encourage him to get up and remove them in the morning instead of using them as a diaper.
They come in a pack of six so I wash them just about once a week. He never poops at night so it’s super easy to throw them in a normal wash cycle to get clean. Make sure you are just using detergent and not fabric softener! Fabric softener blocks their absorbency.
Good luck mamas! The road to night time dryness can be a long one. Just find a solution that makes it as frustration free as possible and rest assured, one day they’ll be big enough to strip their own sheets and have the washer running before you even get out of bed.