You’ve planned and prepared to get your family outdoors. Awesome.
You’ve set up camp. Awesome.
At the end of the day, you’ve manage to get everyone asleep in the tent. Awesome.
At 2 o’clock in the morning you hear, “Mom?… I wet my sleeping bag.” Not so awesome.
I thought I was finished with diapers when my 4 year old twins finally kept their beds dry. They were proud of themselves. They’d even wake themselves in the middle of the night to go potty.
But, then we moved and they began bedwetting. It may have been the transition or it may have just been a medical condition called Enuresis (bedwetting). Bed wetting is actually quite common for older children to experience. This knowledge helped me and my children feel less worried about it. (see infographic below)
Older children are keenly aware of what their peers think so I’ve begun to use Pampers Underjams (available at walmart) to help my twins.
- They have a low waist so only my kids know they are wearing them
- They have a leakage protection featuring a NightLock ultra-absorbent core
- And they don’t make them feel like diapers with ComfortWear quiet, cloth-like materials for privacy
- Wake them before you go to bed and help them go to the bathroom
- Use a motivation for keeping bed dry (we use tickets for a family store)
- Be positive. One night my daughter picked up my negativity and asked “are you mad at me?”
In the big picture, it will go away with time. However, during the time of bed-wetting the best way to cope is to use a product like Pampers UnderJams that:
- helps you and your child get a full nights rest
- helps your child feel less humiliated around family/friends
- works when child does wet in the middle of the night
The next time you go camping…Be prepared and take extra Pampers Underjams for all the kids “just in case” and if they keep them dry…Awesome!
Check out more information about Enuresis at PampersUnderJams.com