I always love shopping at Target, but this week I had an even better reason to shop there – a lovely 1.50$ off coupon for Goodnites bedtime underwear! Even though JP is fully potty trained, he still needs a little extra protection for when he sleeps at night. I’ve thought that he could *maybe* make it through the nights if I limit his liquid intake before bed, but that’s proven to be really difficult because he loves having his milk before bedtime. If I don’t put him any overnight protection, he usually wakes up in the middle of the night crying and wet that he messed his bed. This ordeal doesn’t happen often but when it does – I try to avoid showing any frustration because at four years old, I know he’s not ready for diaperless nights yet. I stumble out of bed, change his clothing and snuggle him up with me in my bed, and deal with the mess in the morning. This is why we use Goodnites bedtime underwear for nightly protection against bedwetting.
Our nightly routine usually always goes the same way each evening – dinner, bath, quiet time then bed time, and Goodnites play a huge role since JP is old enough now to actually pull them on all by himself! He was so proud that he slipped into them without any help!
One thing that I really do love about these are the fit. I’ve used other ‘pull on’ brands of training pants and diapers in the past and leaking seems to be more common when we use those. Goodnites hug really close to the legs, so we’ve never had a leak issue with these. Leaks are common with boys – his little parts shift inside the diaper while he sleeps, and leaks occur when ‘it’ points to the edges. This happened to us once before, and I was puzzled as to why he wet the bed while still had a dry diaper on! Goodnites are a cut above the rest with their robust absorbency for more mature bladders – even the back side of the diaper is clearly printed ‘back’ so you know exactly how to put them on.
They call them bedtime underwear, and they weren’t kidding – The design even looks like little boy briefs!
The best part of it all is that JP feels happy and confident to wear these, even though we refer to them as a night-night diapers. Eventually, when I feel like he’s ready to go diaper less, I’m going to switch to using the Goodnites Bed Mats to protect his mattress from the oops moments. Until then, we’ll be using Goodnites, so we can have good mornings 😉