Tigerlilly Quinn: Dry nights and confident kids

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Dry nights and confident kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DryNites® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.



Wilf started using regular 'big boy' pants just before his third birthday, to be honest the transition from nappies went pretty smoothly as I think he had been ready for a while (it was just us that needed to get organised, something we kept putting off due to traveling) and it was something we could have encouraged sooner in hindsight. That being said I'm glad we weren't dealing with accidents in places like Lapland where it's not hugely appropriate to stopping outside for a place to wee, ha! 


Whilst Wilf has been fine during the day it's not always the case at night and he still needs a little help to stay dry whilst he's sleeping. I think this is totally normal when it comes to making this big change and it's something we were really happy not to push.

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I think sometimes you have to think about the bigger picture and what changes are going on in their life as well. For us we moved to regular pants just as he was moving up to a more grown up nursery class and to try and tackle night time too felt like to much pressure on him. Bed wetting is something 
apparently that affects almost 600,000 children in the UK. As such we've been using DryNites to overcome night-time accidents for the time being. 




The DryNites® Confident 24/7 campaign have some really great advice on the website on ideas to help with bed-wetting for whatever age, be it 4 or 7 (or older). I think the main thing to remember is that it's a subject that can be sensitive one, especially if they have started school and are perhaps comparing themselves to friends. There is also a section on the site where you can 'ask the experts' from a Dr to a Phycologist to help with any problems or concerns, or just to read other people's questions which can sometimes be just as reassuring. 






I think another really important thing to consider when it comes to sensitive subjects like this is to never let your child feel ashamed and to always reassure and praise them for their achievements (for example like getting up in the night and going to the toilet by themselves or even just remembering to   go before they head off to bed).


What we really like about the pyjama pants is they are so similar to regular pants. They look very discreet under nightwear so if you had an older child that was at a sleep over for example they wouldn't be conspicuous to other children or make your child feel different. 


DryNites are offering everyone a free sample of their pyjama pants plus a £1 voucher for a further purchase which you can claim by clicking here


What are your experiences of your kiddos staying dry at night? Was it a smooth process or a stressful one? I'd love to hear! 


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12 comments:

kathrynsharman said...

Aw very cute photos. Glad to hear you're feeling slightly better and that bump of yours is coming along nicely xx

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

Yes, yes, yes, get the super king!!! Literally one of the best things to happen to us in the first year of Talitha's life was Laurence's parents giving us one. We can all four sleep in it comfortably - not that that happens often anyway but still!

laura redburn said...

ahhh, so much cute! good to hear you're feeling better, hopefully it'll totally pass soon :)

SlummySingleMummy said...

That's such an adorable first picture! I love that you can TOTALLY see it's him, he hasn't changed a bit!

Eleanor Willock said...

Agree with Jo, he hasn't changed, just grown into that cheeky smile even more.

Harriet @ Toby&Roo said...

I couldn't agree more - never letting your child feel ashamed of accidents is so important. It's not something that they should be ashamed of - we all have to learn and fear of it is only going to make them more likely to be thinking about it and have an accident. We used normal 'nappies' on a night time for our son, but I think this time with Toby I'll use pull ups. H x

Lins BooandMaddie said...

This sounds like such a lovely event and although I know you're not feeling well, you look wonderful. PS, Wilf's outfit is so gorgeous x

Laura Rocksteady said...

Oh that video is too much, was in tears, before having a child I wouldn't of been but anything when people give birth and I can't help myself. I am sure that you will get more sleep second time around as no two babies are the same


Laura x

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Ah love this photos, looks like such a fun day and so pleased your sickness is starting to pass, it's the worst feeling! xx

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Ah I thought I was going to get through without crying but the part where the baby was snuggled on the chest got me, that is the best feeling ever!! x

kathrynsharman said...

Aw lovely to see some pix of baby Wilf. The second baby will be different I'm sure. Not necessarily easier, just different ;-) xx

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

We were actually really lucky with Cherry, we didn't potty train her until quite late (3 and 3 months!) but we never had any problems afterwards and she was dry at night within a few months. We used the Drynites though, they are such a good product! x

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