Is your child dry through the night? Have they perhaps been dry for some time, but still have the occasional accident, particularly after a long day.
Bedwetting is a perfectly normal part of growing up and affects almost 600,000 children in the UK every year, so in the vast majority of cases, it’s really nothing to worry about.
With support, most children will overcome the bedwetting phase naturally with time, so it’s really just about given them the tools and confidence to find their own way through to dryness.
DryNites pyjama pants offer discreet, age-appropriate protection for your child to help them feel as grown-up at night as they do during the day. They were great for my children, as they don’t look or feel like nappies, and are able to hold a greater volume but best of all, they mean no wet sheets or sodden duvets, so any nighttime accidents are easy to address without embarrassment or late night bed-stripping.
DryNites is working with celebrity mum Denise van Outen and kids coach Naomi Richards to help parents inspire confidence in their children both day and night.
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.
As part of this, they’ve produced this infographic, which offers some key stats that lift the lid on how common this childhood challenge really is, and bust some myths that can leave some parents worrying unnecessarily.
Every day children are faced with challenges that can knock their confidence, whether it’s at home, in class or in the playground, so the infographic also contains a quick guide to things you can do to help build your child’s confidence.
Naomi also shared these tips:
- Try something new. During the day, encourage your child to try new things. When a child sees that they are able to master something new it will make them feel good. They will see that they are able.
- Give them a choice. Rather than make all their decisions for them get them involved in making a few of their own. You can do this simply by letting them choose what they wear or what they do that day. Children feel empowered when they are considered and make decisions. It builds their self-esteem!
- Top marks! Emphasise how well they are doing in all areas of their life and highlight how grown up they are becoming. Remind your child what they’ve achieved that day and what they’ve learned. By recognising their achievements they will instantly feel great.
- Communication is key. Always communicate with your child and ask their opinions or advice on something as this makes them feel valued. In addition, parents should use bedtime to talk to their child about their day and discuss with them any worries they may have.
- Time for a story. Instead of reading your child a bedtime story, why not ask them to read to you? This is a great way to get them to share the skills they’ve learned during the day and will make them feel really proud.
- Banish the bogeyman! Many children are afraid of the dark, so ensure there is easy access and lighting to the toilet at night.
- It’s out of your control… Get them to understand that they have little control over how their body is working whilst they are asleep, so night time accidents aren’t their fault.
- Keep it tidy! Encourage your child to tidy their pyjamas and DryNites® pyjama pants into their own storage bag. Each night you can ask them to take out their bed clothes and get dressed themselves.
If you’d like to hear from more parents about their experiences of supporting children through the bedwetting phase,visit the Drynites website. There you’ll find a video section with lots of helpful clips, including one from me, sharing my own experiences of using Drynites with my own children.
This is a commissioned post for Drynites