4 Tips to Beat Bedwetting

This is a sponsored post on behalf of GoodNites® & Cafe Mom. Though I was compensated for my time, all opinions are my own.

Bedwetting can be an extremely frustrating and embarrassing condition; for both the child and the parent. Though your child may feel like they are alone an estimated 1 in 6 children still wet the bed after the age of 4. Here are a few tips that we’ve found to help beat bedwetting, but you should always talk to your doctor if you have concerns.





  1. Stop the Shaming

While most children grow out of the bedwetting phase one thing they will not grow out of is the shaming, and self-esteem issues that can be caused when parents blame the child for the accidents. Bedwetting can be stressful enough to a child and they don’t need any shaming from their parents. Be encouraging, let them know that they will grow out of it and that you are there for them no matter what. Give them lots of encouragement and love. Also make sure that no one is allowed to tease them about the bedwetting and don’t discuss the issue with those outside the family. This is a personal issue that will most likely resolve itself.

  1. Encourage Bathroom Trips Before Bed

This is a pretty basic step, but very important in the ‘dry night’ process. Have your child use the bathroom while starting their bedtime routine – before putting on their pajamas, brushing their teeth, reading the bedtime story. When it’s time to tuck them in take them one more time. Making sure they have an empty bladder before falling asleep can reduce the amount of wet nights.

  1. Talk to Your Doctor about Fluid Intake

By no means should you prevent your child from having a drink if they are really thirsty; but sometimes drinking constantly can be just a habit. When dealing with bedwetting it is ideal to talk to your Doctor about fluid intake. They may have some suggestions. Definitely keep away any drinks that contain caffeine as well. Caffeine actually increases the amount of urine produced, so they will actually need to use the bathroom more often if they are drinking caffeine.

  1. Keep them Dry

Recently I discovered the GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear which are life savers – and they have built the self esteem of my son unlike other diaper-like counterparts. The GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear with Disposable Inserts keep sheets and PJ’s dry all night with outstanding nighttime protection. They are ultra-soft breathable cotton-blend underwear, with an inside water-repellent barrier and coating that is fully sealed at the seams and provides dry comfort. They also have an elastic waistband that stays comfortable and snug even after it’s washed.



What I really love about these is we can have his cousin spend the night or a friend and not worry about the embarrassment of diaper-like protection. We keep extra pairs in the bathroom in a basket under the sink so if there is any type of accident he can take care of it himself without anyone knowing. This is definitely a revolutionary product that myself -and my son- are so grateful for.

Do you have a child that suffers from bedwetting? What are some of your tips for beating bedwetting?

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21 Responses to 4 Tips to Beat Bedwetting

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    My oldest had issues, but I always woke him up to pee around 10 when I went to bed and that helped a lot.

  2. dallassocials says:

    Great tips! I dont have children yet but I can only imagine what it’s going to be like!

  3. Liz Mays says:

    I know it took my son a couple years longer to go night dry after day dry. I think these good nites would have been great!

  4. Pam says:

    Goodnites are essential during the potty training years. We always encouraged bathroom trips right before bed and that really helped.

  5. Catherine S says:

    This looks like a great product and the tips are great. I was lucky with my son, he never had an issue with bedwetting.

  6. My mom used to wake my youngest brother up before she went to bed and would hold him over the toilet to pee and put him back to bed. It worked because he never had a bedwetting problem and was potty trained in a day. I never did it with my kids because I was afraid to wake them up.

    These are helpful tips!

  7. Jaime says:

    My son is still very young, so we haven’t tried to train him overnight. I definitely need to get the GoodNites Tru-Fit underwear though. I think that would help him mentally.

  8. Jeanine says:

    Great tips! My oldest had bed wetting issues as did I as a kid it can be so rough on everyone!

  9. We had this problem with my son. We would make sure he went pee right before bed. We would wake him to pee again when we went to bed this worked fairly well.

  10. Lisa says:

    These are great tips! My kids struggled with bedwetting after we adopted them, but now that they’re settled, things have been a lot better!

  11. Luckily we never really had this problem, maybe a few accidents but that was it. We struggled with potty training though so it can definitely be frustrating.

  12. I don’t have kids yet but have some friends with kids in this stage. Thanks for these great tips. I will pass them along.

  13. Wow, the Good Nites have come a long way! They look just like underwear!

  14. We are about to start pottytraining and I do worry about this stage! Thanks for the tips to help me.

  15. Theresa says:

    Great tips! My youngest was horrible to get night trained. She was almost 4 by the time it happened!

  16. yumeating says:

    We had the hardest time with kiddo and her accidents. She wore pull ups off and on until she was 4. Then 4 to about 6 or 7 she was always having accidents. Poor kid.

  17. Great tips! I have been seeing the commercials for those new underwear. I’ll look for them!

  18. Rosey says:

    I think the Good Nights are such a great thing to have on hand. My littlest one took awhile to potty train and these really would have come in handy!

  19. There’s no reason to shame a child for bedwetting….lots of kids do it. Eventually they start getting up during the night to go but this at least helps them for now.

  20. Kendra says:

    Luckily we don’t have bedwetting issues in my home with my oldest. We might have them with my younger son but I really hope we don’t.

  21. These are great tips, Krissy! I cannot agree more on the shaming, too. You cant shame your child.

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