Explain to your child before bed – the process:
1. “I am putting this waterproof bedwetting sheet on and if this gets wet in the night I will take it off.” Explain that this is a special sheet that stops the mattress getting wet.
2. “You will put on new undies and pants if you wake up wet.”
3. “If the top sheet gets wet I will take that off and you will have the blanket/doona for the rest of the night.”
3. “I want no fuss and back to sleep.”
5. “You can use wipes to wipe your body.” (some people allow/want their child to shower in the middle of the night – if this is you – tell your child this)
1. best to have a few waterproof protection sheets to protect the mattress
2. being patient and giving the child time is the best thing with bed wetting issues
3. let your child know the changing is a hassle, but you don’t blame them; they might see your ‘annoyed’ face in the night and think you are upset with them.
4. It is a common thing – so tell your child this and let them know you know they are trying their hardest. Praise them because they have to wake up too and they are not in control of their emotions as much as adults can be.
5. The shops run out of pull-ups or bed-wetting pants for kids, up to and over 10-years-old, so there is a need out there. Some kids are night trained by 2, some are not; some kids are very physically confident, some are not; some are mentally confident, some are not.
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